Just like many other Asian countries, sport is a huge part of the culture in Thailand. And, whether you want to participate or simply watch from the sidelines, there’s plenty of activities to get involved in. This guide to the most popular sports in Bangkok will help you get involved with some thrilling activities on your trip to Thailand.
Soccer (or association football, to give it its proper name) is huge in the capital city of Bangkok. In fact, the region is home to a number of impressive stadiums – with the Rajamangala holding as many as 65,000 football fans at any one time.
King Power’s continued partnership with reigning champions Leicester City FC has also heightened interest in the Premier League to a fever pitch. Visit any soi bar in the early hours of the morning to see a (very) noisy show of support for teams from the EPL and across Europe.
Where To Find Gear
Where to Find Gear
Golf is another big hit with affluent locals, who swap the bustle of Bangkok for country clubs in Bangplee, Bangkapi, and Klong Samwa during the weekend.<o:p></o:p>
Bangkok also caters for the golf enthusiast visiting the city for the first time, with a wide rnage of golf courses in and around Bangkok to choose from. The Alpine Golf Club (just outside of Suvarnabhumi) was the first hilly championship course in the country and consists of over 770-rai (1 rai = 1,600m2) of lakes, sandpits and other challenging obstacles. <o:p></o:p>
The Thana City Gold and Sports Club offers a 72 par course and it is located just twenty five minutes from the city centre – though be prepared to navigate weekend traffic if you’re travelling out of Bangkok on Friday evening. <o:p></o:p>
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A lot of golf courses welcome walk-in players, though you’ll need to get hold of some clubs before you can head out onto the fairway though. Go browsing for Bangkok golf equipment at Thaniya Plaza, in Bang Rak - an entire mall devoted to golfing gear – or simply rent a set of clubs from your preferred course. <o:p></o:p>