Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, has a long history in the country dating back to the 16th century. Also known as Thai boxing, Muay Thai is a full-contact martial art where two opponents battle using their fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet, and matches are quite vigorous. Here’s how to experience Muay Thai boxing in Bangkok.
Muay Thai Boxing Matches
Bangkok is home to several Muay Thai stadiums, the most famous of which are Rajadamnern (Thailand’s oldest boxing stadium) and Lumpinee, both of which host matches most nights of the week. You can skip the hassle of lining up for tickets and get a close-up view of the action by prebooking a package that includes ringside seating. These packages typically also include round-trip transfers (private or shared) from your Bangkok hotel.
Muay Thai Boxing Lessons
If watching Muay Thai boxers in action inspires you to challenge yourself and test your skills, you can book a private or group class at a Bangkok training facility, or even at the famed Rajadamnern Stadium itself. Classes teach the foundations of Thai boxing, as well as the rules and regulations, and are generally suitable for all experience and fitness levels. Classes typically include round-trip transfers from Bangkok hotels and some offer a post-class meal.