Pedro Solana (Muay Thai Sangha School), 89 Moo 5, San Mahaphon,
Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50150.
Mobile: +66 (086) 11 77 021.
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 Sri Lanna national park. We have chosen Mae Taeng as a location because of its clean mountain air, fresh temperatures, local hill tribe street markets offering fresh fruits and vegetables, 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. There are an abundance of natural attractions and activities in the area; lakes, caves and waterfalls, as well as bamboo rafting and jungle zip lines are some of the most popular destinations.
In and around the mountains of Mae Taeng there are many different hill tribe villages from Burma, South China and Laos that can be visited anytime. 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 lasts until October. In October the cold season begins (25 Degrees Celsius during the day, and nights about 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 road with an aluminum shop in the corner. Enter that road for about 100 meters until you find one of our school signs, follow them until you reach the school.
The best and fastest option is to grab a direct taxi from the Chiang Mai airport to Mae Taeng guest house which will cost you 750 THB. Another great option is to rent a motorbike from a local agency in Chiang Mai city. You may also need a basic Chiang Mai road map ( free in many businesses frequented by tourists) and follow the above directions. Last 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 costs 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.