The school is located in the heart of northern Thailand, only 40 minutes north of Chiang Mai in the village of Mae Taeng, a small town surrounded by mountains next to the Srilanna national park. We have chosen Mae Taeng as a location because of clean mountain air, fresh temperatures, local hill tribe street markets in which fresh fruits and vegetables are available all year round, cheap cost of living and low noise levels after dark. Also Mae Taeng offers a great variety of outdoor activities. The Mae Taman valley is just a few kilometers away where many of the elephant sanctuaries are located. As well there is a lake and many different caves and waterfalls that can be visited. White water/bamboo rafting or zip line activities are also one of the main attractions in the area.
As well, around the near mountains of Mae Taeng there are hundreds of different hill tribe villages from Burma, South China and Laos. Local agencies offer different jungle trekking tours to visit them and learn about their culture. The weather in Mae Taeng is mild all year round. Thailand has 3 main seasons, the rainy season (the temperature is about 29 Degrees Celsius) in the north of Thailand starts in June and last until October. In October the cold season begins (days 25 Degrees Celsius, nights 10-20 Degrees Celsius) until the end of February. In March the hot season (35-42 Degrees Celsius) starts until the beginning of June.
How to get to the School
We are located 38 km North from Chiang Mai city, to reach us you must take the highway 107 north from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao. Travel on this road until you reach the city of Mae Taeng and locate the famous Talaat Mae Malai local market which is on the same road (on the left hand side facing north). The location of the school is 1.5 km further north from the market, on the right hand side just in front of the TOA construction shop. Across the road from the TOA shop there is a sign with our logo. Follow the signs until you reach the school.
The best option is to rent a motorbike from a local agency in Chiang Mai city. You may also need a basic Chiang Mai road map (they give it for free in many tourist places) and follow the above directions. Another option is to go to the local Chiang Mai Northern bus station called 'Satanee Rot Mae Chang Puak' that is located outside of the north gate of Chiang Mai city (please do not get confused with the Chiang Mai central bus station 'Arcade'). Catch a bus or a white truck taxi (songtaew) going to Mae Taeng city (it cost 25 baht), you will get off the bus or the taxi at the Talaat Mae Malai. From there we will pick you up at the front of the market or if you wish, you can walk to the school (the distance is 1 1/2 Km). We recommend you to contact us before you leave Chiang Mai so we have enough time to prepare everything.
Our Location89 Moo 5 San Mahaphon
Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai
Mobile: +66 (086) 11 77 021
Accommodation is provided through the nearby Baan Sandee Guesthouse, situated just 400 meters from the School and 200 meters from the famous Mae Malae market in a very quiet area to ensure a good rest between training periods.
The rooms are exceptionally clean and include double beds, private bathrooms (with hot water), a large television, air-conditioning, a sink to wash dishes, a refrigerator, free WI-FI. Rooms are cleaned a few times per week. Also they will provide one bicycle (free of charge) per room. Also if you wish, you can rent a motorbike (about 300 THB per day or about 3000 THB per month) or a car (about 1000 THB per day).
Address of the Guesthouse is:
Baan Sandee Guesthouse