Muay Thai Fight
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is a true martial art. If you love boxing and fighting, an experience to see a real fight in the stadium will make up your trip in Bangkok. The leading Muay Thai stadiums and the biggest fights are in Bangkok. Bangkok’s two leading Muay Thai stadiums are Lumpini Stadium and Ratchadamnoen Stadium.
Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
Fights at Lumpini are regarded as being slightly better than those at Ratchadamnoen, although for the novice it would be extremely difficult to tell the difference. It is also probably the more famous of the two stadiums. The stadium opened in 1956 to promote Thai boxing both in Thailand and abroad. Many non-Thai fighters compete here, and as the interest in the sport continues to explode, the stadium these days has much more of an international feel about it. It is one of the few places in Thailand where betting is permitted.
Details: Fights take place Tuesday and Friday from 06:00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m., Saturday from 04:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Address: Ramintra Road, Bangkok 10220
Tel: +66 840059723
How to get there: Take the route Phahonyothin road to Ramintra road and U - turn 280 meter approximately 30 - 40 minutes.
In 1941 Ratchadamnoen became the first Muay Thai stadium in Bangkok, although construction of the site was not completed until after the Second World War (the first match taking place in 1945). The rules and regulations used in the modern sport were established at this stadium. Like Lumpini, Ratchadamnoen stadium now sees a lot of western fighters involved in the sport and westerners consistently make up reasonable numbers in the audience.
Details: Ratchadamnoen Stadium is open Friday, Saturday and Monday at 04:00 p.m.
Tel: +66 2281 4205
How to get there: Ratchadamnoen Stadium is on Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue. The most convenient way to get there is to use Tuk Tuk or Taxi.