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How important is your health? If you're looking to learn new healthy eating and exercise habits, then this 28-day retreat will be perfect for you! This wellbeing programme isn't just about your physical health. Clean eating, exercise, yoga, and meditation, plus being surrounded by nature are considered to contribute greatly toward mental health. Come and join Battle Conquer Gym, where you will be surrounded by pretty farmland and rice fields in their peaceful family-run retreat.
The small and humble village is mostly made up of family and farming folk, you’ll find Battle Conquer hidden in the middle of miles of rice fields that stretch out as far as the famous hills. We have 20 purpose-built lodges at our family home, making camp accommodation very convenient with the gym facilities and Noi’s Cafe being only steps from your door. Staying at the family home means submerging yourself in the camp culture, you’ll find it vibrant and friendly yet completely cut off from the stresses of modern day life.
Battle Conquer's aunt's family owns and runs Kwaing Sai Hotel, so you’re in good hands! The hotel is 4 km from their camp. This takes approximately 15 minutes by car. They arrange complimentary transport twice a day for your convenience, once in the morning and once in the evening. Located on the edge of Smo Thot town, you’ll be closer to some great coffee shops, restaurants, and the local markets. As you’ll be spending your days at the camp, you still soak up the village life and family appeal.
Only ten minutes walk away from the camp is the beautiful guest house set in a pretty courtyard style garden. Aunty has three rooms available, two double, one twin. One double room has a private bathroom the other is shared. There is also a dining area and lounge with a pool table. Transport to and from the camp is complimentary.
The Weight Loss & Detox Programs aren’t just about food and exercise, they’re about detoxifying your life. Exercising, eating a clean diet, living in nature and partaking in mindful exercise, such as yoga and meditation are considered to greatly improve mental health as well as the physical self. At the end of the day, the two go hand in hand.
Now imagine being at a retreat that combines all of these and puts them together such a way that your new lifestyle change becomes second nature.
You’ll start with the “Raw Fest” (optional may not be suitable for all guests.) This allows the colon to rest by removing a complex diet and providing natural energy and vitamins from raw foods. After five days your body will be ready to start enjoying some of the finest fresh Thai food packed with heaps of nutrition.
To help you reset, Battle Conquer has included all of the sightseeing tours in this package (go to Included Excursions for more information.) There are hikes that take you to breathtaking views, Thai massage treatments to help you unwind and train you against a backdrop of lush farmland.
The Hatha Yoga classes counterbalance the training sessions with long holds and deep stretches, opening up the hamstrings, releasing the lower back and mobilising the chest and shoulders. Pranayama exercises will help reduce stress and calm the mind. Plus, our meditation sessions are there for you to enjoy every day, so please ask!
Muay Thai Battle Conquer is a traditional, family-run gym with deep roots in the fight game. The Keawma family has been involved in fighting, training, and promoting Muay Thai for decades, they accept all levels of fitness and experience making it perfect for beginners and seasoned fighters alike.
The name of the gym itself comes from the Thai saying Phichit Suk, said to fighters for good luck and translating to “battle conquer.”
Sunday is our gym excursion day, please see included excursions for more details. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and availability.
The Meditation experience is very special, in the week you will have the opportunity to partake in a guided meditation from their experienced yoga and meditation instructor, learning key meditation skills in some beautiful locations such as the Dragon Temple. These new found skills are then be put to good use when you visit their local monk deep in the hills in Petchabun’s incredible countryside surrounding Coral Mountain.
Battle Conquer offers guests the very unique and special experience of meditating with their local Monk at the monastery. It's a beautifully private and silent place deep in the hills by Coral Mountain. It's an extremely spiritual place that isn't open to the public and they are blessed to be able to visit and take their guests there. What is more, they can now offer their guests the opportunity to spend the weekend with the monk at the monastery. When asked about this opportunity, he said: "this is not for fun, this is very serious, you live the same as I do, you meditate and eat as I do." This was only available for Thai people up until a few months ago.
Take the Battle Conquer challenge of climbing three hundred steep steps to a hillside temple set in a cave as many times as you can in one hour or simply relax at the top taking in the magnificent views.
The first stop is the market to buy bananas, make sure you have a lot as there is going to be plenty of hungry monkeys. Next stop is the pretty Fish Temple set out on a jetty with stone steps leading down to the water. Give a donation for a bag of fish food and be amazed at the sheer size of the fish ready to greet you.
A very elegant and picturesque temple with two giant dragons set across water and wonderful gold decorated statues of Buddha.
Meeting our English speaking Monk is a very spiritual experience. You will be able to ask him many questions as well as sit and meditate with him. Afterwards you will take a hike with him along the rocking maze or stone steps. The drive to the monastery takes you through the beautiful Phetchabun Hills, the scenery around the monastery is extremely pretty and the views at the top of the hike are breathtaking.
Be sure to have your shoulders and knees covered to be allowed to enter the temple, shoes must be taken off before you go in. Also, as part of Thai tradition it is good manners to take the Monk a small gift for example food, water or money is perfect.
Everyone looks forward to the Sunday rest day! There are many beautiful places to visit in Phetchabun, so on Sunday Battle Conquer takes you to their favourites. It could be the stunning Nong Pye Lake, one of Phetchabun's largest set deep in the valley with beautiful panoramic views, take a raft out and relax, swim, fish, if you’d like refreshments, it’s not a problem, simply wave a flag and you can order the most delicious food and drinks delivered to your raft. Sapailo Temple is another lovely location for a trip out with its pretty gardens and caves to explore or we may take you to the hot spring baths.
Every Thursday and Friday, they have a meditation practice at the temple or lake. On Friday evenings, you can tour the vibrant night markets. They can also arrange fishing in their local ponds. There is a lot to see and do, so please ask if you want to see something specific that's not listed here and they will see what they can do to help.
An untouched paradise set in the heart of Thailand’s farmland, the province of Phetchabun is a quiet, peaceful place where you can feel at home in nature.
There are so many amazing experiences to be had here from visiting temples and meditating to taking out a raft on the largest lake to fish and swim.
With so many stunning views to be had in the undisturbed part of the world it feels as if time has stood still.
Located in Bueng Sam Phan, Phetchabun, Thailand.
Noi’s Cafe will have your taste buds dancing with delight with their range of healthy Thai dishes. Thai food is one of the tastiest and healthiest foods around the world and here in the farmland it’s even more nutritious. All our fresh food is carefully selected and bought from the local markets every morning. If you’ve ever wondered what real, home cooked Thai food tastes like you will find out at Noi’s Cafe. Our home cooked Thai meals are full of a variety of different vegetables, fruit and herbs and spices, providing a range of nutrients and health benefits. We do not use any dairy and only have the freshest cuts of white meat or fish (optional.) This makes our food incredibly healthy and detoxifying, there is zero processed food. A clean eating diet like this one is perfect for weight loss.
You will love breakfast time at Noi's cafe, not only because you deserve it after your workout but because its so tasty and filling, most guests find it enough to carry them through til dinner time, however if you are at the camp during lunchtime, Noi's Cafe has a selection of fresh fruits and salads to keep you going.
In addition to fights, these country carnivals usually have a big selection of rides, carnival games, live music, dancing and great food.
Join our chef and take up our cooking challenge as you prepare the Thai dish of your choice, take this new found learning home and impress family and friends with your Thai cooking skills.
The majestic hills are just a short ride from the gym are great for hiking. Take off on your motorbike or join with one of the group trips from the gym.
There are many beautiful temples in the area that make for nice day trips. Some of these temples are havens for monkeys and it’s a popular local pastime to feed them. Join in and buy some fruit from the local market and head up to the temple for some monkey feeding fun
Hire one of their bikes and go off and explore the beautiful countryside and the many hidden temples. Moped hire is 150 to 350 THB. Bicycle hire is 100 THB per day.
To support the detoxing process, this package includes 10 massage treatments at our Salon in town
Transfer available for additional US$88 per person
Please book your flights to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok. Airport transfer can be arranged at an additional 2.900 THB per car per way, please coordinate your flight details with Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym prior to your arrival date. Or a private transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to the bus station can also be arranged at an additional cost of 1.050 THB to be paid to the driver directly. This is to ensure that that you catch the correct bus to Smo Thot. Once you had reached Smo Thot, a tuk tuk pick up service can be arrange to transfer you to the camp/hotel at 150 THB
First catch a taxi to Mo Chit bus station,(Bangkok). Once at Mo Chit bus station buy a first class ticket too Smo Thot 239 Baht. When your on the bus leaving Bangkok please let us know so we know what time you will arrive in Smo Thot. So we can let our tuk tuk drivers know your time of arrival they will bring you to the camp/hotel (tuk tuk cost to camp 150 baht). The buses run every hour starting from 6am till 9pm if you are catching the late bus get there early! Talk to the driver and the assistant on the bus and tell them you want to stop at Smo Thot. NOTE* do not go to Phetchabun city stop off at Smo Thot. Address: 26 Moo 11 Nong Chaeng, Bueng Sam Phan District, Phetchabun, 67160
Please coordinate your arrival time with Muay Thai Battle Conquer Gym
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