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Beginners or advanced, you are all welcome to train at Palapon where you will all find an optimal and ideal training environment. At Palapon you will train with some of the most experienced Thai boxing trainers in town. The environment is also equally well suited for family fitness holidays with some fun in the sun. The camps comprehensive holistic philosophy will make you feel energized, refreshed, and motivated again.
Participants have a choice of bungalow with fan or hotel suite with air-conditioner.
You can get back in touch with nature within the peace and serenity of your own private bungalow, set amidst our beautifully tropical garden. Camp bungalows have a grass leaf roof that help keeping the rooms cool, designed with comfort and modern traditional Thai charm and hospitality in mind.
Room features: The living area consists of one queen sized bed, wardrobe, and desk. The open air Thai shower makes you feel more connected to nature, and its balcony area with sun chairs faces toward a beautiful tropical garden set amongst coconut palms, to bring you fresh air and whats best for relaxing. There are 220V plug sockets so you can charge your phone or laptop. The beautiful waterfall hot shower and toilets are only meters away.
Camp Hotel is two minutes walking distance from Camp Palapon and five minutes to beach. Every guestroom offers complimentary wireless internet access, television, complimentary bottled water, refrigerator, and shower. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable.
Palapon's martial arts program offers you the chance to train in either Kung Fu Wing Tsun or Muay Thai. You will enjoy two one-on-one training sessions per day, for 6 days per week. Also included in the package is 1 group fitness session per day to reinforce your training and physical conditions.
Besides all the training at Palapon, relaxation and recovery are also emphasized. The program includes 3 massage sessions a week, to ensure your body stays healthy and feel good during your training, as well as an all-inclusive 3-hour spa session at the end of your booking, giving you a rewarding feeling at the same time. Sunday is a day off from training, which gives you time for a full day excursion to experience the beauty of Thailand - an ideal fitness holiday for everybody.
Wing Tsun centers on unique, multi-faceted techniques which can only be learned by concentrated practice and conscious willingness. Flowing movements and sudden speed combine into systematic, coordinated sequences and blend to form a new, powerful whole. Systematic WingTsun training improves your physical and mental flexibility and heightens your perception. On the way there, your body is "refueled" by specific relaxation and concentration techniques, as well as breathing exercises.
With good training and the right use, Wing Tsun is the most effective unarmed self-defense technique available. It is especially suitable for not worked-out or elderly people. However anyone can enjoy training. Learning Wing Tsun gives you a new awareness of your body and a new level of self-assurance. Intensive training gives students more confidence and they become aware of their capabilities and potential.
This newly developed self-assurance and physical wellbeing leads to a new quality of life. Personal constraints become less important in day-to-day living. Life becomes more varied and dynamic. Wing Tsun students are no longer the "victim-type" and for this reason alone rarely get into dangerous situations.
The Wing Tsun system, is the largest professional martial arts organization in the world, with in excess of 2,500 schools - just in Europe alone! The Wing Tsun self-defense techniques are taught and practised by international elite police and military units such as the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, GSG9 (Germany), NOCS (Italy), RAID (France), and the US Marines, to name just a few.
Muay Thai is known as the combat martial art that originated from ancient Thai era. This martial art form uses stand up striking along with different clinching techniques using no weapon but just the use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet. The popularity of Muay Thai crossing the borders of Thailand, has made a lot of people become aware of the many benefits this martial art offers aside from gaining the fighting skills for professional competitions.
Muay Thai is not confined to people who want to be professional Muay Thai fighters. It is learned by ordinary people who want to use Muay Thai training and techniques for self-defense. In Muay Thai, one also gets to learn moral values and self-discipline. Along with the exercise routines, Muay Thai also teaches humility, self-confidence, and modesty. In essence, this ancient martial art form is about culture, honor, respect, discipline, and self-control.
Palapon was founded on the principle of providing the basis for mental and physical harmony, by blending scientifically proven eastern and western disciplines. Ultimately giving you practical tools to transform your personal ideal of fitness and health into a sustainable reality.
Palapon will offer you consistent support to motivate you throughout the time we work with you. Whatever your specific requirements, they will provide a basis for you to set up a new healthy life-style. Their mission is to reach individuals of all ages in need of our services, and, as a result, they go to great lengths to make the program as affordable as possible.
They believe that health is not just the absence of disease, but a life-style option. By living with awareness of our bodies, we are able to function in the face of changes in our life and environment.
With Sundays off from training, it is time to go on a full day excursion to see the beauty of Pala U waterfall, snorkeling at Koh Talu Island, relaxing Fishing Cruise or visit Sam Roi Yot National Park.
Palapon is located in a superb setting between the famous Thai resorts of Hua Hin and the fabulous Takiab Beach. A natural landscape provides the perfect setting for a motivational and challenging martial arts and holistic fitness holiday for you to relish and test every mental and physical goal.
Hua Hin is Thailand's oldest beach town resort. Situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 200 km from the capital, Bangkok, it offers the ultimate getaway destination for the city's elite. The camp is just 5 km outside of Hua Hin, ensuring a peaceful retreat with the possibility of eventful evenings in Hua Hin itself.
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Breakfast from Monday to Saturday is included in the price. Unlimited drinking water and coffee will also be provided. You can choose to have other meals of the days at the nearby restaurants, or at Palapon from a private chef and inspired from a scientifically proven and most healthy Mediterranean diet.
As Hua Hin is located on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand, it's hardly surprising that it is well-endowed with some great beaches. Hua Hin beach itself runs for approximately 7 km south of the main entrance at The Sofitel Hotel, all the way to Khao Takiab. Water sports are becoming more popular and include jet skiing, kite boarding, waterskiing, etc.
About 20 km south of Hua Hin is Khao Tao and Sai Noi beach and another 20 km southwards is Khao Kalok. Finally, to the south is Ao Manao that is situated just outside of the provincial capital, Prachuabkirikhan. The beach is safe for all and there are plenty of restaurants lining this pretty bay.
Further south of Hua Hin you will find Khao Takiab beach, which is quieter than Hua Hin and further still you'll arrive at Suan Son beach, so named after the trees that line it - it's best to picnic here as catering is not so common. To the north of Hua Hin is the resort town of Cha-Am. This has a decent beach that again is safe for swimming and where you will find a good choice of beach restaurants.
Thailand is some 95% Buddhist and so temples are a common sight all over the country and Hua Hin is no exception to this rule. The main temple is Wat Hua Hin (or Wat Ampharam) that is located in the centre of town. Other notable ones include Wat Bor Fai that is around 5km north of Hua Hin and where you can feed the large, sacred catfish for a small donation to the monks.
Other impressive examples of temple architecture can be found on the Pala-U road heading west out of Hua Hin at the top of the hill. You can see some wonderful examples of Buddha statues at Wat Khao Krailas and Wat Petchravud here. Another good town to visit if you're interested further is Khao Takiab.
The current monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikitt now both mainly reside at their summer palace in Hua Hin. Known as Klaikangwon Palace, meaning "far from worries", this residence is only accessible by invitation and there is an exclusion zone around it that stretches out to sea. It was built in Spanish style architecture in 1929 and the gardens are beautifully manicured and full of art from Java.
Slightly further north is Maruekatayawan Palace. This was designed by His Majesty King Rama VI in 1923 and is a superb example of classic raised Thai architecture. Of particular note are three two-storied wooden pavilions facing out to sea. Halls are linked together throughout the palace and there are residential areas for royal consort members and naturally for The Royal Family.
The Palace is a must-see whilst you are in Hua Hin for a real glimpse back into Thailand's Royal past. The Palace is now fully restored and prides itself on being the longest golden teak palace in the world. You can find it within a few minute's drive north of Hua Hin. Hua Hin's popularity began to increase in the 1920's as the railway line from Bangkok was constructed and King Rama VI built Klai Kangwon Palace as a summer retreat.
Hin Lek Fai: If you're looking for some spectacular views of Hua Hin, you need search no further than Khao Hin Lek Fai (Flintstone Hill).
Animal park: A little known animal park/zoo lies around 10 km north of Hua Hin. It appears to be setup as a government funded "deer research center" so there is no English language signs to or in the place.
Cicada market: The market has recently opened on the corner of Soi Moo Ban Nong Kae and Khao Takieb Hua Hin Road in Khao Takieb. This colourful new addition to the local cultural scene features soft music, an artists' market, good food and drink, and plenty of shopping.
The Vic Hua Hin Art Complex: Situated a few kilometers south of the Khao Takieb flyover, this complex features an air-conditioned theatre, performing arts, workshops, visual art exhibitions, and film screenings.
Plearnwan Eco Vintage Village: Found on the left hand side of Petchkasem Road, just north of the traffic lights at the King's Palace, this complex covers two floors offering a glimpse back into Hua Hin's past. You can shop for clothes, food, and souvenirs, while at the weekend there is an open air cinema.