Ubon Ratchathani history – Bowling Alleys

Following on from the previous post about old Theatres in Ubon Ratchathani it is now time to cover old bowling alleys courtesy of Michael.

Before I begin I should mention that the only place now in Ubon to go bowling is at the Sunee Grand Hotel / City Mall complex. Okay, over to Michael….

A photo of the old bowling alley on Phicitrangsan Road (west end) just before reaching Chawalanok Road. In the late 70s it closed down and for a while it was a very dark roller skating place where the young would go for fun and roller skate around. Photo included. A pickup place.

Old bowling alley on Phicitrangsan Road

The Yamaha motor bike shop opposite the Pathumrat hotel used to be the No 1 bowling alley in Ubon. Now a bike place. Photo attached.

Former No 1 bowling alley in Ubon

2 Responses to Ubon Ratchathani history – Bowling Alleys

  1. Michael Hare

    I have never been able to understand f bowlng s a sport or just an enjoyable kd’s game. About 30 years ago I went bowlng several tmes and t felt lke a larger game of skttles. I used to bowl the ball down straght and all the pns (skttles) would fall over. For the lfe of me I couldn’t see where the skll factor came n.

    To me bowlng s outsde on a green. Lawn bowls. Now that s a sklful game. Not only does one have to play the ball sklfully, but one has to adjust one’s game to the green (dfferent knds of grass or herbs, mowng and waterng factors, and the weather). Plus, usually t s quet whch s n contrast to the loud musc played at Tha ndoor bowlng alleys. and there s a dress code. All whtes.

  2. When you see people that are really good at bowlng you realse very quckly that there s some skll nvolved!
    I have always enjoyed bowlng but t was more for the socal aspect of t as t great to go wth frends or on a date etc.
    It s a real shame that the musc at the bowlng ally at sunee here n Ubon s so nosy – t would be a great spot otherwse.

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