Thursday, March 29, 2012
Weekend Spins: Pratumnak Hill, Pattaya
Happen to be in Pattaya for the weekend and need a place to work out? Pratumnak Hill between Jomtien Beach and Pattaya South is a tiny oasis perfect for walking, biking or running. There is plenty of parking on the hill, and the people watching and ocean views are second-to-none in Pattaya. The hill is circled and criss-crossed by a number of roads, stairs and paved walking paths. If you work out on the hill in the hour before sunset, you'll have plenty of company.
After a day of sailing at Royal Varuna Yacht Club, it is always tempting to plop down by the beach with a beverage and some food and watch the sun set. Pratumnak Hill is a convenient place for my wife and I to get a quick and easy workout in an hour or so. 20 kms on the bike or 10 on foot and we feel less guilty about ordering that wood-fired pizza and German beer for dinner.