Connect with us

Best of

Top 5 Muay Thai Boxing Stadiums

Avatar

Published 

 on 

Stock photo via Pixabay

Upon the many cultural delights of Thailand rests the ancient martial art of Muay Thai. Considered as Thailand’s national sport, Thai Boxing, can be seen throughout the nation in many Muay Thai boxing stadiums. Despite the fact that the sport is a popular activity among local Thais, foreigners from around the world are mesmerised by the sport’s required intensity and skills. Some expats even say they have ventured to Thailand just to train the art of Muay Thai and study it at a popular Muay Thai stadium.

Regardless of how it is viewed today, the sport was originally used in the Kingdom as a whole-body weapon, designed for close-combat fighting. As many nations were constantly trying to invade Thailand, formerly known as Siam, some historians say Muay Thai was practised as early as the 14th century when Myanmar invaded Thailand’s old capital of Ayutthaya. But which venues are the best for viewing the dangerous sport? As most fighters hail from around Thailand, many end up going to the Big Mango, or Bangkok, to take part in competitions. Best of Thailand’s Muay Thai boxing stadiums, listed below.

Top 5 Muay Thai Stadiums

1. New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Bangkok’s Lumpinee Muay Thai Boxing Stadium is, perhaps, one of the best places to watch Muay Thai. After being moved and renovated, the stadium features more seatings and a better ambience to take in the national sport. The stadium is located outside of the city centre and near Don Muang Airport. Now, its new name is the New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, but most still just refer to it as Lumpinee Stadium.

As expected with any Muay Thai competitions in the capital of Thailand, fights feature big names in the sport. The Muay Thai stadium puts out a high voltage vibe, with the most elite fights taking place on Tuesdays. But, if you aren’t looking for a top billing of fighters, Fridays and Saturdays also feature competitions. Ringside seats can cost 2,000 baht, but there are cheaper seats higher up in the stadium. The majority of fights begin at 6:30 p.m., but Saturday fights begin at 5 p.m.

Address: Bangkok – 6 Ram Inthra Road, Khwaeng Anusawari, Khet Bang Khen Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10220.

File:Bangkok Lumpinee Boxing Stadium 1.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

2. Bangkok Boxing Stadium muay thai stadiums

Looking for a smaller and more personal viewing of Muay Thai fights? Bangkok Muay Thai Boxing Stadium may be your match as it has been described as a less intense way to watch the martial art. It was created in 2006 by a leading Muay Thai promoter and is said to offer more of a pantomime or staged feeling to the fights. Both men and women also compete here with traditional Muay Thai ceremonies, such as the wai khru.

Popular among foreigners, the boxing stadium seems to represent more of a localised tone to the fights. But the stadium is actually 1 or 2 in the same location. The other stadium is bigger, hence, why each stadium caters to the different wishes of each audience. Fights start at 2:30pm on Saturdays, with tickets starting from 1,500 baht.

Address: Bangkok – Khwaeng Wat Sommanat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100.

Muay Thai | Muay thai fight in Bangkok Thailand Unknow area … | Flickr

Bangkok Boxing Stadium

3. Channel 7 Boxing Stadium

Just like its name entails, Channel 7 Boxing Stadium broadcasts fights live on their channel. As it used to be somewhat of a local secret, tourists now have taken a liking to the stadium. The best thing about the stadium is that admission is free. The stadium is located in the famous Chatuchak area, which features JJ Market. To get there, you can get off at the Northern Bus Station of Mochit or travel by BTS to Chatuchak station.

Fights can be seen on Sundays just a bit after 2 pm. But, be prepared for the type of free admission atmosphere one may expect. With hard benches, and standing areas usually packed with people, the experience is one that many long to see, as it is reminiscent of true, local fights that were once exclusive of foreigners.

Address: Bangkok – 1 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd, Khwaeng Chom Phon, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900.

Muay Thai match at Channel 7 Stadium near Chatuchak Park in Bangkok, Thailand - YouTube

Channel 7 Boxing Stadium

4. Siam Boxing Stadium

If you are wanting to venture a bit out of the bustling capital of Bangkok, try Siam Boxing Stadium. Located in the neighbouring province of Samut Sakhon, the stadium is sometimes called Omnoi after the area in which it is featured. Originally, the stadium had a female commentator, which is quite rare these days.

The stadium also features fights between foreign Muay Thai fighters, which is quite interesting to see. And, as foreigners tend to be a bit bigger in stature, it is common to see full knockouts during the competitions. If you cannot make it to the actual fights, you can always view them live on Channel 3. The fights start at 11am on Saturdays, with tickets costing 500 baht.

Address: Samut Sakhon – 6 Petchkasem Rd, Om Noi, Krathum Baen District, Samut Sakhon 74130.

Siam Boxing Stadium - Thailand - Thai Boxing

Siam Boxing Stadium

5. Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium

Rajadamnern Muay Thai Boxing Stadium is the other stadium located by Bangkok Boxing Stadiums mentioned above. Considered one of the most prestigious venues to see the martial art, it opened back in 1945 and was the country’s first. Located in central Bangkok, it is a popular choice for tourists who may want to see women fighters as well.

Fights at the stadium occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting at 6pm. But, if you want to see lower-skilled fighters testing their luck, Sundays is your best bet. Higher-level seats are actually cheaper for seeing the fights, apart from offering the best views. For a higher level ticket “second class” ticket, you can expect to pay 1,500 baht. However, such a seat may have a blocked view, hence, why they are cheaper. Ringside seats will cost you 2,000 baht, but offer the best experience of the competitions.

Address: Bangkok – 8 Thanon Ratchadamnoen Nok, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10100.

File:Rajadamnern stadium.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium

Regardless of where you go to see Muay Thai, the experience of seeing Thailand’s national sport in action is quite exhilarating compared to watching it on TV. Clearly, seeing sweaty opponents duke it out for a much-earned win, along with crazed fans, may offer the best experience for viewing the dangerous sport. Although gambling is illegal, don’t be surprised if you see money switching hands at the larger fights, as the stakes can get quite high.

 

Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Ann Carter is an award-winning journalist from the United States with over 12 years experience in print and broadcast news. Her work has been featured in America, China and Thailand as she has worked internationally at major news stations as a writer and producer. Carter graduated from the Walter Williams Missouri School of Journalism in the USA.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand7 hours ago

Tourism officials eye August reopening under “Pattaya Move On” travel scheme

Thailand7 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Covid vaccine for foreigners, PM “not going anywhere”, Boss update | June 15

Best of8 hours ago

Top 8 Affordable Hotels to stay in Bangkok

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Thailand8 hours ago

Central Bankruptcy Court approves Thai Airways debt restructuring plan

Best of8 hours ago

Top 5 secret islands and beaches in Thailand

Best of8 hours ago

5 best national parks in Phuket

Thailand9 hours ago

Australian man arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Thai border town

Best of9 hours ago

10 best fruits and vegetables in Thailand

Thailand9 hours ago

3 dead in 3 truck crash in Surat Thani

Thailand9 hours ago

Bangkok Post and Fazwaz join together to galvanise property listings platform

Bangkok10 hours ago

CCSA has yet to begin talks on lifting alcohol ban at Bangkok restaurants

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Yala enters lockdown today

Thailand11 hours ago

Thai police say they’ve gathered “strong evidence” on transnational drug trade

Phuket11 hours ago

Indonesian fisherman rescued after 9 days adrift at sea

Thailand11 hours ago

More than 100 cats rescued from owner

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending