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21 December 2010 :: 11:12:14 am 47994

A Day Out At The Tree Top Adventure Park at Horseshoe Point

The Tree Top Adventure Park at Horseshoe Point, Pattaya opened just a year ago but it has already gained itself a reputation as a must visit adventure park and has a strong base of loyal customers.
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It is situated in the forest of a 3000 rai nature reserve and features lush vegetation framing a large lake.

Our host, who met us at the entrance and spoke perfect English, told us the idea to create a Tree Top Adventure Park was based on the widely popular adventure park or “parcours aventure” in Europe and particularly in France, and he had been inspired by a similar place he had seen in Pattaya.

A group of French experts had surveyed the area and concluded that the ideal place to locate the cables was near the strong and healthy trees which would support the platforms.

Before our Tarzanian adventure, we voiced our concerns about safety including the safety harnesses, the height above the ground and the danger of falling. However we were soon put at ease as we became aquainted with an experienced instructor who gave us a mandatory briefing, teaching us how to use the equipment, all of which is certified and complies with European standards. Safety is guaranteed by a three tier public liability insurance valid for activities on the premises.

Once we put on the gear, which is all provided by the facility, we began to climb the ropes up into a tall tree. Tree Top has several sections, some of them high above the ground. We moved from one platform to another and from tree to tree, balancing ourselves through an assortment of games such as rope bridges, tarzan swings, tight rope walks, and even flying skateboards!

The most exciting part of the experience was the decent on a rope across the lake. We were supervised by a qualified operator throughout the course.

Once we became tired we took off the gear and were treated to a selection of fruit and beverages, and sat relaxing in a gazebo overlooking the lake, chatting and enjoying the view. We were told that if we found it difficult to leave such a peaceful and idyllic environment there was a hotel on the reserve, and hotel guests received a 50% discount on tickets to the Adventure Park.

Other activities for the visitor include horse riding and fishing in Corner, a natural pond and a main attraction of the park. Later, in the darkness of the evening, we took a walk along the well lit ropeways in the trees.  And so our adventure came to an end.

The Adventure Park, with its green and peaceful environment and close proximity to Pattaya, is gaining in popularity every day.  Many Bangkokians come here at weekends with their families to escape from the dusty and stuffy city.

Swinging among the beautiful trees, you will experience sensations you have never felt before

Joint adventure with Tree Top Adventure Park, contact
Tel: 086-158-1441 (khun Nan).
Fax: 038-232316.
Email: ontour@pattayadailynews.com.

Visit the website : www.treetopadventurepark.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Travel

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