Take a Tour of the Thai Royal Military Academy with A Real Cadet
Nakhon Nayok(Tour starts from Bangkok)
We are going to the Home of Leaders, the place where men will start their life as a soilder. CRMA is very important school for Thai army, here we will do sightseeing around and do some activities such as hiking, cycling, archery, kayaking etc.
Why this trip?
Because this trip will show you how Thai Army was born by travelling with a current cadet. You will get to do lots of military activities!
How local is it?
It's not really local because most of people around here come from all over the country and it's a military tradition here. But it is local in a sense if you'd like to see how Thai military is!
What makes it unique?
This place is the only cadet school in Thailand and not many cadets can do the campus tour..but I can!
Things to prepare for the trip
Meet up at BTS Station (Mo Chit)
Arrive at the main gate, drive around and stop for taking photos and go to the museum.
Do activities such as jumping from hall stand, kayaking, BB gun shooting, archery and cyling!
Have lunch, try local food and desserts.
Go hiking to the top of Cha Ngok cliff!
Go to see temple in jungle and waterfall
Head back to Bangkok.
- Mo Chit
Booking & Review(5)
Highly experiential tour
Pranuwat met me as arranged at the BTS station and then we drove to the academy while he explained some of the background of Thai army system and his life there (I was at the UK military academy 20 years ago so it was interesting for me to learn the similarities and differences)
His brother was driving us - and is also a serving officer in the Thai army - so it was a very military operation indeed.
Upon arrival we saw some academic classes run for the local schoolchildren by the Officer Cadets themselves - what a fantastic idea and how generous of them to give up their weekend to pass something on to the younger generations!
We also experienced the shooting range, archery, and visited the academy museum and some other buildings.
During a delicious lunch (very happy it was not army food!) Pranuwat even invited some other cadets to join us so we had the chance to ask questions and learn more about their lives.
Probably the most impressive thing for me was what a great ambassador Pranuwat is for the academy and Thai army in general. Polite, charming and with excellent English.
I happily recommend this tour for anyone with any interest in military history or even the Thai royal family and some of the key culture which shapes the Kingdom to this day.
One for my nephew to remember.
My nephew is a Cadet in the UK and wanted to see how things in the military worked in Thailand. He totally loved the day out with Phanuwat, and thank him for sharing his experiences with my nephew. He only asks that Phanuwat shares pics on my nephews FB Page. At the end of the day i gave me nephew 2 envelopes as a tip. One was a good tip, one envelope was a great tip, and he chose the great tip envelope. I think it is an experience that will stay with my nephew for life. Thank you!!!!
Fun, Fulfilling, Exposure
The tour is fun filling with lots of activities that can be done and for me, trying first time at archery, gliding across the water, trekking up the CRMA mountain. Pahk also explained about the history of the academy, the accomplishment of Rama V. The scenery at the academy is truly breath taking... with the mountain range covering 3 provinces! Imagine the cadet trainings at these mountains, nothing but respect for them. It is truly a place where leaders are born. There are much to learn and see here and do take the tour to know more - to have a fun fulfilling exposure to the Royal Military Academy. Thank you Pahk for the tour :)