Play Paintball in Ubon Ratchathani

If you are ever in Ubon Ratchathani or you live here and find yourself traveling eastward along PhaloRangrit Rd be sure to keep your eyes open.

Nestled between Thepyothi and Phon Paen Roads on the right hand side you will see what looks like and empty lot. It might too, resemble a make shift parking lot. Look up, and you will see, partially camouflaged by leaves and branches, a sign.

You must get close to actually read it. When you do you might be surprised that it identifies the location of Ubon Ratchathani Paintball course. Upon entering the gate a tent like structure greets you.

Inside the then to the right are a row of tables. I imagined they are used to facilitate loading weapons and such. Farther back to the left is a glass display case showing the paintball pellets and other accessories. In the far back on the left is an enclosed cubicle to house the duty manager.

Through the tent lies the entrance to the actual paintball course. It is rather small by some standards but serves a purpose. Placed strategically around the area were wood and old tire obstacles to provide cover and concealment during play. It is definitely set up for close quarter battles. There is no room for patrolling or ambushing only paintball battles in an urban terrain.

It would be a good way to have some fun or relieve some stress. From the size of things I would think no more than four on the course at a time. There can’t be much strategizing, more like playing cowboys and Indians as a kid.

I spoke with the guy running the place that day. He told me they have everything you need to play. It’s not so expensive to get your equipment there for the day. They have the guns, the safety helmet and the ammunition. The course is rented by the hour as well. The greatest expense is the bad of paintball pellets. Best to share the cost with your friends. The count is enough to last well over an hour and you can keep what’s left over for next time.

The course is open Monday to Friday 15:00 to 21:00 and on weekends 09:00 to 21:00. It is easy to get on if you arrive at opening time. He told me the only foreigners he has had come there were Muay Thai students from Legacy Gym at Huai Wong Nang. Oh. no photos because they guy said no when I asked.

Why don’t you give paintball a shot. It can’t hurt.

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