Thai Boxing in Bangkok

Thai Boxing in Bangkok is the most important sports in Bangkok. Also known as Muay Thai it is as old as the country itself.

And the history of Thai Boxing in Bangkok started when the ancestors of the Thai community after coming from South China had to face aggression so they used to defend themselves by using their arms, legs, elbows and knees. Thai Boxing in Bangkok was later on adopted as an integral part of military training.

Thai Boxing or Muay Thai of Bangkok involves five three-minute rounds with two-minute breaks in between. Traditional dance wai khru, precedes the rounds where each contestant pays homage to his teachers. This dance also serves as a good warm-up exercise.

You will find on fight nights at major stadiums in Bangkok, especially at Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen, neon lights filling the ring and a stadiums full of spectators as well as major portion filled by the tourists.

Lumpini Stadium
Rama IV Road, Bangkok
Tel: (02) 252-8765, 251-4303, 253-7702, 253-7940
Fight Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays from 18.30 - 23.00 , Saturday afternoons 16.30 - 20.00, Saturday nights from 20.30 - 24.00
Tickets : 500 - 1,500 Baht

Ratchadamnoen Stadium
Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue
Tel: (02) 281-4205, 280-1684-6
Fight Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 18.30 - 23.00, Sundays starting at 16.00 - 20.00 and 20.30 - 12.00
Tickets: rang from 1,000 - 2,000 Bath

Channel 7 Stadium
Behind the old Northern Bus Terminal (Mo-chit), opp. Chatuchak Park, Bangkok 10900
Tel: (02) 272-0201
Fight Schedule: Sundays, from 01.45 pm., third Wednesday of each month starting at 12.00 noon.
Tickets: Free admission

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