Chonburi Province, Thailand. Pira International Circuit, KR Go Cart Grand Prix, Fairtex
Sport Club & Hotel, Bang Saen Beach.
Pira International Circuit - is an international racing circuit, covering an area
of 326 rai on Highway No. 36, 15 km from the centre of Pattaya. Races are usually
organized on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, Tel. 0 2280 3547, 0 2522
1731-8, 0 2971 6450.
KR Go-Cart Grand Prix - is on Thep Prasit Road, before Jomtien Beach. It is a standard
circuit with a distance of 1,100 metres for professionals and amateurs who are interested
in speed challenges. The fees are 200, 300 and 500 Baht per ten minutes. Moreover,
there are group seminar rooms and restaurants. For more information, Tel. 0 3830
Fairtex Sport Club and Hotel - is located at 179/201, Mu 5, North Pattaya Road.
It is a sports complex comprising artificial cliff climbing, boxing, yoga, squash,
tennis court, etc. Contact Tel. 0 3848 8196, 0 3848 8657 or www.fairtexpattaya.com.
Bang Saen Beach - is a well-known holiday beach only 14 km from the provincial town.
From Sukhumvit Road., take a right turn at km 104 and proceed on for another three
km to get there. In 1943, the government built the first holiday resort in the country
here. It is now under the supervision of Saen Suk Municipal Administration. Bang
Saen Beach is widely popular with Thai holiday-makers who happily romp along the
long beach and partake of the tasty food available. Weekends are particularly crowded
while it is relatively quiet during weekdays. Fronting the beach are hotels, bungalows,
food shops as well as recreational gear and bicycles for rent.
How to get there: Bus services are available from Bangkok’s Ekkamai Bus Terminal
throughout the day. There are also local “Song Thaeo” transports serving Chon Buri
town-Nong Mon Market-Bang Saen Beach.