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Top 05 Extreme Sports in Bangkok – Action-Packed Adventures

Bangkok may be known for its shopping, nightlife and cultural attractions, but did you know it offers some great extreme sports as well? If your idea of a perfect holiday involves adrenaline-pumping thrills, then here are some of the activities in Bangkok you can look forward to trying.

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Wakeboarding

Skimming along the water at thrilling speeds is something that one needs to truly experience, in order to fully appreciate it. One of the best places to enjoy this activity when in Bangkok is at Taco Lake, which is around 40 minutes from the heart of the city. Located close to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, this lake is the ideal place for wakeboarding be you a beginner or a pro. Generally, this sport involves participants being pulled by a speedboat, but here that element is substituted by motors on a special cable system. Pros can make use of the ramps as well to showcase their wakeboarding tricks and jumps.

2

Rock Climbing

An activity that's continually gaining popularity, rock climbing in Bangkok can be enjoyed at several venues in the city. One such place is Urban Playground at the Racquet Club which features more than 7,000 sq. ft. of space with activities that cater to both the casual and serious rock climbing enthusiast. Apart from a bouldering wall, you will also find a bouldering cave and a top-rope climbing attraction too. Don't worry if you're a first timer, there are training programmes here as well.

3

Extreme Cycling

For those after some pedal-powered excitement, extreme cycling can be enjoyed in the Thai capital too. The best place for this is at the Peppermint Bike Park which features a multi-terrain course with a variety of ramps, curves, elevated sections, bridges and more. If you're holidaying in the city without your trusty bike, have no fear, there's an onsite bike rental for adults and kids. The Peppermint Bike Park can be easily reached from a centrally located Bangkok hotel. Offers can be found at such properties as well, so you can enjoy some biking fun along with a stay that provides great value for money.

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Diving with Sharks

Yes, it's true, you can dive with these predators of the deep when in Bangkok! For this extreme activity, you need to head to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World located at the Siam Paragon mall which is within 30 minutes from Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. This huge aquarium which is a key family attraction does give intrepid visitors a chance to actually head underwater to get up close with everything from blacktip reef sharks to sand tiger sharks. Of course, this is all monitored and guided by way of experienced trainers and it makes for quite an unforgettable experience.

5

Muay Thai

If you're a fan of MMA or martial arts in general, then you are going to love traditional Thai boxing otherwise known as Muay Thai. It is referred to as the "art of eight limbs" since fighters use a combination of techniques involving not only their fists, but knees, shins and elbows too. While you can find places that offer the basic introduction to this sport, you do get centres where one can stay at and train in Muay Thai; these include Luktupfah, Jitti Gym and RSM Academy.