Paintball in Chiang Mai
My first experience with paintball in Chiang Mai was three years ago, when a company outing sent us into battle to do some “team building“. I can honestly say that I’ve never felt more satisfied shooting my French Managing Director in the face repeatedly. He kept screaming “Touché! Touché! I am out!“, but a little extra paint never hurt anybody, especially with the protective gear we were handed out at the start of the event.
Of course he got me back repeatedly, which is what paintball is all about. Setting the score – with guns and lots of adrenaline.
Action movie tactics – they really work!
You know those action movies where officers yell at each other to “cover me!” when they come out of hiding to flank the bad guys? Well guess what, that really works! At the paintball center, you will find strategically placed bunkers, structures that you will get to defend, and natural jungle cover. If you want to take out an enemy who is well-covered, teamwork is the only way to get some paint on him without being shot yourself.
The terrain on which you will be playing is the largest in Chiang Mai by far, allowing epic battles of practically any size. But remember, all it takes is two people to have some fun!
Paintball Game options
Similar to 1st person shooters, the most popular versions played are “capture-the-flag” and straight “elimination” but our staff will be happy to discuss and referee other scenarios you can come up with.
What’s included when you play paintball in Chiang Mai?[checklist]
- 100 paintballs
- Protective gear and a paintball gun
- an English speaking Guide
What to wear?
- Athletic sneakers or combat boots.
- Loose fitting attire that allows activity and movement. Tight-fitting clothes and shorts are NOT recommended as paintball bullets are designed to burst on impact. On your skin on a tight-fitting piece of cloth, this can feel from uncomfortable to painful, whereas getting shot on your sleeve or loose-fitting pants is hardly noticeable.