The Gibbon Experience
Bangkok, Thailand, 2009-06-14 12:00 by Laerke
The people behind The Gibbon Experience in Chang Mai with their 2km of zip lines has now build a new site in Chonburi, situated just 1 hour outside of Bangkok and 50 minutes from Pattaya Beach at Khao Kheeo, Chonburi, this beautiful forest site offers easy and convenient access from both destinations.

The new site in Chonburi features Thailand’s longest zip-line at over 300 meters! The entire course is over 3 kilometers in length and has 26 platforms.
They had a deal that if you booked online and took the early departure at 06.00 you would get a discount – and the whole rainforest to yourself it turned out!
We got rigged up with harnesses and very flattering orange helmets and we were on our way, after a short trek we could get started and soon we were flying through the tree tops! I am not scared of heights at all, and the equipment was safe and very secure, and the guides were extremely focused and consistent with regards to safety so there was nothing to worry about and I was free to enjoy the views from the very first zip, and was the views amazing! I have never seen a forest from above before and I really recommend it.

A few tree-top houses and hanging bridges along the way keep it interesting. There are three or so drops throughout the course which keeps things interesting. The last drop is 60+ meters down. For major fun ask to be attached by your back instead of your front. It’s much more exciting that way. At the end a delicious meal awaits at the office/meeting platform in the forest.