Sports Activities

Thai Boxing Muay Thai

muay-thai-bangkokOn the grounds of the Physical Education Institute in Udon Thani you can learn the art of Thai boxing (Muay Thai). The sports hall is located on the Ring Road 210, near the Khut Chap junction.

The price for a pre-booked hour with a coach is 400 baht. When booking a longer-term course, the price is certainly negotiable. In addition to Muay Thai, the more traditional Muay Boran is also taught.

Tel: Kru Binny (English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish) 080-3501605

Brabandt Horse Riding Opening times: 7.00 am – 10.00 am and 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm

brabantFor all you, would be cowboys and cowgirls why not learn to ride at the Brabandt ranch in Udon Thani. In several large paddocks they have many horses of different breeds. The entire area is very spacious with stables, paddocks and fields. Experienced riders have the opportunity to ride outside the ranch. For beginners, there are courses for 500 baht/hour for children or 600 baht/hour for adults.

Northeast Eagle Sport Flying Club und Udon RC Flying Club

StregaP51_Flying8Fans of flying may be interested in the airfield in Ban Lueam, on the extension of Phosri Road out of town,  home to Udon RC Flying Club and Northeast Eagle Sport Flying Club.

As a visitor you can not only watch flying, but also book sightseeing flights in a 2-seater micro light. Prices are negotiated individually. You also have the option to learn to fly in a powered paraglide.

Remote-controlled model aircraft are best viewed at the weekends in good weather, as during the rainy season there’s not much activity at the airfield.

Bird’s Paradise Extreme Resort Professional skydiving

Skydive_Waikato_395212A tandem jump costs 12,000 baht, with a video camera 16,500 baht.
A week training course for solo jumpers costs 94,000 baht.

Drive from the intersection at Big-C for about 84 km towards Sakon Nakhon and then turn left (signposted), and about another 7.4 km further you’ll find Sai Mun Airfield and Bird’s Paradise Extreme Resort.

Address: 174 Moo 18, Udon-Sakon Road, Tambon Sawang Dandin, 47110 Sakon Nakhon Province.
Tel: 081-260-5684, 081-974-0749

Shooting Club

Hand gunsWeapons enthusiasts and those that want to try their arm at shooting while in Udon Thani can visit the Shooting Club to get the opportunity to demonstrate their skill or to try it for the first time. The Shooting Club is located on highway 22 towards Sakhon Nakhon, about 1.2 km after the Big C junction.  The shooting range is located on the grounds of the Thai Border Patrol Police camp. After the entrance to the site the range is about another 100 metres.
On the range you can shoot at different targets with handguns. Proficiency must be demonstrated. While on the range a supervisor is always present.

Guns hire is 150 baht and ammunition can be purchased on site.

Trilert Badminton Court Udon Thani

badmintonBadminton does not have to be played in the scorching heat of the day in Udon Thani – instead you can go to the Trilert Badminton Club. There are 6 courts available, the evenings are generally busy, but much less so during the day. The rent for one court for 1 hour is 100 baht. Rackets can be rented for 20 baht, and shuttlecocks are sold for 40 baht apiece.

You can also arrange training sessions for 300 baht per hour, and this includes the cost of court and equipment rental. In the hall, drinks, accessories and equipment for badminton are available.

The hall is located behind the Rajabhat University. From the Phosri Road, turn onto the Amphoe Road and then, after one kilometre, turn right on Soi Atawamit.

Golf

golfThere are 5 excellent golf courses in close proximity to our hostel; green fees are a fraction of those of Western countries with a caddy service of 200 THB per round. Ask at the hostel reception for latest news.

Udon Thani Club Tennis Court

udon-thani-club-tennisIn the middle of downtown Udon Thani, adjacent to the main square, Thungsri Muang and the main city lake, Nong Prajak , there is a small tennis club, it is here you will find, four hard courts, with floodlights for evening play. The peak hours are from 5 to 10 in the morning, or from 5 to 9 in the evening, although you can arrange to play outside these hours. The atmosphere in the club area is informal and relaxed.

Udon Thani FC

The stadium of FC Udon Thani is located on the premises of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism

Udon FCEven if you are not a big fan of football a visit to Udon Thani FC should prove to be a positive surprise: there is great atmosphere amongst the fans, (about 2,000 spectators at any match), fair play, and with very cheap prices both for the entrance fees (40 baht), and the drinks in the stadium (30 baht for a can of beer, iced tea 20 baht) it is worth a night out.

Udon Racecourse

Udon RacecourseThe racecourse operates every Saturday afternoon from 12 noon to 5 pm, encompassing a 10 race schedule. It’s worth visiting the course even for laymen or serious betters or just for the curious. See some great action without losing your shirt.

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