Most people regard Pattaya a water sports hub. However, when it comes to land based sports, Pattaya has lots of options too. In Pattaya, one can enjoy games like motor racing, bowling, horse riding, tennis, jogging, snooker, badminton etc. All this translates into lot of fun and entertainment.
Motor racing is a popular event in Pattaya and once in a year, an
international car racing event is also held here. The Bhira
international Circuit periodically stages car and motorcycle racing.
Local races are held regularly on Saturdays and Sundays. 2.4km long
racetrack is used for Formula 3 racing and you can drive your own
two-wheeler or fourwheeler around the challenging track for a fee. Fee
is affordable and a commoner can also take part in the game without any
problem. The racetrack is located at Highway 36 (Pattaya - Rayong),
about 15km off Pattaya town.
Expert and amateur bikers can use separate tracks of Pattaya Speedway.
The Racetrack is located on Thepprasit Road, which links Sukhumvit
Highway and Pattaya-Na Jomtien Road, about 5km off Pattaya.
You can enjoy Go-carts at the 400 and 700-metre track at Pattaya
go-cart Speedway, which is located Mini Siam. Expert drivers can go for
1,090 metre track at Bhira International Circuit.
Visitors can enjoy bowling Pattaya Bowl on Pattaya Road 2, and OD Bowl
in South Pattaya.
If you are new to horse riding, you can take riding lessons here. If
you know to ride a horse, you can enjoy mountain and jungle rides on
Australian thoroughbreds. It is available at the Horse Sport Centre near
Bhira International Circuit.
Lovers of tennis can have gala time in some Pattaya hotels which
provide necessary requirements for the game of tennis. Although hotel
guests get preference, outside visitors are also allowed. Some hotels
also provide tennis coaches if you ask.
Jogging is a pleasant activity in Pattaya. Plenty of jogging places are
available along the promenades facing Pattaya Bay, and along Jomtien
Beach. A popular place for jogging is Pattaya Fitness Park, located near
the summit of Pattaya hill. It is a joy to jog in the pleasantly
landscaped park. You can also enjoy the activity on your hotel tracks.
Known squash courts in Pattaya are the Cherry Tree pub on the Siam
Country Club Golf Course road, the Dusit Resort Pattaya, and Ambassador