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Muay Thai, sometimes referred to as Thai boxing, is a sport that requires great talent and enormous skills. This vicious sport allows fighters to use just about any body part and trick to strike a blow at their opponent.
There are several places to see Thai boxing matches in Bangkok, but the top two are Lumpini Boxing Stadium Ram Inthra and Ratchadamnoen Stadium. Here you can witness not just the fights themselves but the ritual ceremonies that occur before. This event is meant to show the respect the fighters hold for their sport and everything to do with it, including the people who have helped them along.
Going to one of these stadiums is an experience in itself. You can bet on fights and enjoy the strong music that accompany them. It is exciting to be in the middle of the crowd, especially during a particularly good match.
Expect to pay about 2,000 baht for your ticket if you want a seat close to the action. You can buy a ticket that includes to-and-from transport for about 2,500 from just about every travel agency in Bangkok.
Lumpini Boxing Staidum is out on Ramintra Road. Matches here take place on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to midnight. Tuesdays and Fridays have hours that extend from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p..m.
Ratchadamnoen Stadium features fights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting at 6:30 in the evening. The better fights start a little later. They typically last to about 10 p.m. Shows start half an hour earlier on Sunday. It’s best to take a taxi to get here. It is located on Ratchadamnoen Road. (This stadium is currently closed in 2014 but is expected to open again soon).
Posted on Gods of Thailand November 28, 2014 in Bangkok