Please find below the following information:
- Directions to our Yoga Center.
- What To Bring
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We are just 45 min. drive from Chiang Mai International Airport & 30 min. from the Thapae Gate in the old city center. You can reach us by pre-paid taxi, negotiable red taxi car (‘songtail’), tuctuc, motorbike or a shared yellow car. Read furhter for details:
A well developed highway (Route 118) connects the Chiang Mai International Airport to Doi Saket and it is only a 45 mins drive from the airport. A pre-paid taxi can be easily booked at the airport counter for 550 Baht (around 20 USD). Also is possible to get a red taxi car or a tuctuc just outside of the airport.
If you are at Chiang Mai city already you could take again a red taxi car or a tuctuc in the streets and negotiate the price, or you could also take a shared yellow car (which costs no more than 70 Baht) from Warorot Market / Ton Lum Yai Market from 06:30 am to 06:00 pm till Doi Saket.
The center can be reached by an inside road from the highway. It is lined with shady trees. On the way you can enjoy the view of the rice fields, mountains in the background and the fresh air.
Wise Living Yoga Academy (Doi Saket Yoga Training Center)
198 Moo 2, Luang Nuea Sub-Ditrict, Doi Saket – 50220
Chiang Mai – Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 53865195 / Mob: +66 (0) 825467995
Directions in Google map: From Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai to our Centre. (Please zoom in and out to see details)
In theory there are 3 seasons in Thailand:
– The cool season from November to February;
– The hot season from March to June;
– The raining season (some want to call it the green season) from July to October.
Nowadays, global warming and other factors are messing up with the weather on the planet. So it is becoming difficult to predict the weather. We had years that it had been raining in December and during a big part of month of May. So you’ll understand that the following information might not be 100% accurate. Usually the seasons change quite abruptly at some time during the transition months, October/November, February/March, June/July.
During the cool season, the max. temperatures reach a comfortable 25° C, nights and early morning are cool in the city (15°), colder in the countryside (10°), possibly freezing in the mountains (ice is reported from time to time at the Doi Inthanon). Though you’ll probably find it great when you walk around the city, you’ll really feel the cold if you decide to ride a motorbike, then the air turns crispy and it’s not uncommon to need jacket, gloves and scarf (before noon or after 6 PM). Otherwise the sky is blue, without clouds. The good thing is you don’t need to turn on the air conditioned for sleeping. However if you are from a very cold country, it will be like spring for you.
Upon deciding to attend our 200 hours course in Thailand you have 2 choices regarding visa arrangements to enter and stay in Thailand for the duration of the course:
Entering Thailand under the ‘Visa Exemption Scheme’: allows you to enter and stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days (if entering by plane) for most nationalities. Our course has the duration of 27 days, so if you arrive just on the starting day of the course (on a Sunday) and leave on the last day (a Friday, afternoon) you would have enough time;
Applying in advance for a ‘Tourist Visa’ at the Thai Embassy or Consulate at your country: most nationalities will be granted and enter clearance and stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 60 days*.
(*) Nationals of a few specific countries – i.e. like Brazilians, Peruvians etc. – will get 90 days on arrival.
– If you are applying to a visa, please make sure you apply for a ‘Tourist Visa’ at the Thai embassy of your country and declare that the purpose of your visit in Thailand is ‘holiday’ or ‘tourism’;
– We are not able to issue invitation or guarantee letters for applicants interested in joining our courses in Thailand;
1. Visa Exemption Scheme
Nationals of 48 countries and 1 special administrative region – Hong Kong SAR – are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand (upon entering by plane) for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days on each visit. If such foreigners enter the Kingdom at the immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries (by land), they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time are eligible to travel to Thailand, for tourism purpose, with the exemption of visa and are permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days. Therefore, you do not need a visa.
However, please make sure that you are in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months, a round-trip air ticket, and adequate finances equivalent to at least 10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family. Otherwise, you may be inconvenienced upon entry into the country.
The list of the 48 countries can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand’s website: MFA Visa
2. Tourist Visa issued at the Royal Thai Embassy and Royal Thai Consulate-General of your country:
To apply for a visa, a foreigner must possess a valid passport or travel document that is recognized by the Royal Thai Government. In addition, the visa applicant must be outside of Thailand at the time of application. The applicant will be issued with a type of visa in accordance to his or her purpose of visit.
Documents required for Tourist Visa
Crackdown banning ‘walk-in visa runs’ to begin August 13
The news follows the appearance of a formal notice posted on Bangkok Immigration’s website on May 8 stating that any persons who exit Thailand after completing a stay in the Kingdom on tourist-visa exemption status are to be refused re-entry to Thailand. The new rule is to come into effect at all immigration checkpoints – including airports – after August 12.
Any foreigner who completed even one “visa run” in order to re-enter the country on visa-exemption status is to have his passport stamped “O-I”, indicting they has already been “out and in” from/to Thailand. Any foreigner attempting to re-enter Thailand after August 12 with a passport stamped “O-I” is to be refused re-entry, the notice warned.
Final Disclaimer: The information provide in this page is for your general advise only. You must research and make your own inquiries with the Thai embassy or consulate of your country before planning your stay in Thailand and take full responsibility for your decisions regarding extending your stay via visa runs.
Immigration laws in Thailand started to be strictly enforced since 10th May 2014 and Immigration Officers at the land borders and airports can refuse entry based on their own judgment.