Travelers in search of a true Muay Thai experience need look no further than Rajadamnern Stadium (occasionally spelled Rajadamnoen or Rajdamnoen). The indoor sporting arena located in the heart of Bangkok is one of two major venues in the city and a favorite among both travelers and locals. Prizefighters have been entering the ring here since 1945, and while things have certainly changed (the original stadium was open-air, but a concrete roof now protects spectators from the elements), the excitement of the fight remains the same. Fight cards include nine match-ups nightly. The seats are basic but the beers are cold, making it the perfect way to spend an exciting evening in Bangkok.
Rajadamnern Stadium is located at 1 Ratcha Damnoen Nok Road in Bangkok. Fights are held every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and typically start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from 500 to 2,000 Baht.