Looking for a fun day out in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima province? Enter a wild, wild world of cowboys at the fun and entertaining Thongsomboon Club!
Offering loads of exciting fun for people of all ages, Thongsomboon Club is enveloped by stunning scenery and has a good selection of activities and rides. A large amusement park, it offers a snapshot of life in the Wild West – with a noticeable Thai slant and interpretation!
Here a few features of this popular and fun amusement park:
Split level fun
Thongsomboon Club is situated on the slopes of a hill, with activities and attractions split between the upper and lower reaches of the lush greenery-covered incline. A quaint train connects the two parts of the park, ambling along the tracks with beautiful views all around as you climb higher through the fields. Make sure you buy your tickets on the lower level though as it can be a bit tricky to find manned ticket booths in the upper part of the park.
Thrilling rides for all
Go as fast or as slow as you like on the luge, making your way down the hill in the small non-motorized carts. Old tyres line the tracks in case you overestimate your abilities and a safety helmet makes sure that you are protected if you do tumble. Try not to go too slow though or you may come to an embarrassing stop and have to be given a shove to get going again!
Hop in a buggy and power across the bumpy terrain, navigating rocks and potholes as you go. A word of caution – take it easy through any wet patches unless you want to spend the rest of the day covered in sticky mud!
Try your hand at target practice in the shooting range or take on your buddies in the BB gun arena. A protective face mask and long clothing are provided – but a hit still causes a bit of a jolt! There are plenty of obstacles to hide behind as you take your aim.
Have a go at driving an ATV and race your mates on the go karts. Smaller and slower go karts are also available for younger visitors.
Other fun rides include bumper boats, a log ride, and rolling down the hill in a big inflatable bubble-like ball!
Lose your head for heights!
The Sky Lift is not only a good way to enjoy the views from above, but it is also a practical means of getting back up the hill after you have enjoyed one of the rides that takes you down, such as the luge.
If you want a few thrills at height, soar through the skies on the Flying Fox! Strapped into a harness and fully secured on the zip line, it may not be the biggest Flying Fox in the world but it is still plenty of heart-racing fun!
Other cool activities for plenty of belly laughs
Take a wander along the western themed street and browse the different shops and eateries. Try and cling on to a Bucking Bronco for as long as possible as it spins you around faster and faster, rearing and jerking more and more. There are lively shows to watch and horse riding is available.
The Cowboy Studio offers you the chance to transform yourself and really get into the western spirit … with a wide array of outfits and props, dress up and pose for photos in the themed area. An instant photograph is including in the ticket price but you are also free to take as many photographs with your own camera as you like.
Cool onsite accommodation options
If you want to prolong the fun, there are several unusual accommodation options within Thongsomboon Club. Spend the night in a comfortable en suite teepee, a log cabin, an old-fashioned caravan, a wooden cart, or a trailer-like camper. Prices start from around 3,000 THB (approximately 84 USD) per night.
Costs of visiting Thongsomboon Club
It is free to enter the park, with visitors buying books of tickets to enjoy whichever rides and attractions that they like. This is great, as it means people who prefer to watch aren’t stuck with a large admission fee. Expect to spend around 1,000 THB (approximately 28 USD) for a day’s visit if you want to try a variety of activities. Various packages are available for combined accommodation and activities.
With the stunning Khao Yai National Park, with its waterfalls, nature, and wildlife, and the steak-lover’s paradise of Chockchai Farm close to hand, spend some time in Nakhon Ratchasima and have a great day out at Thongsomboon Club.
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