Where to Watch Muay Thai in Bangkok?
Below are the best places to watch Muay Thai fights when in Bangkok. If you are looking for Muay Thai Ring (เวทีมวย).
1. New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
If you only have limited time to watch Muay Thai fights in Bangkok, this is where you go.
The New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is operated by the Thai Army and is conveniently located nearby the Don Muang Airport.
The stadium regularly features some of the best and most popular fighters in the sport. The fights are usually scheduled on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and all of them are a must-watch. The atmosphere is just amazing. It’s the best place to go to if you want to experience watching an authentic Muay Thai match.
Matches usually start at 5:00 pm on Saturdays and 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Proceeds from the fights go towards supporting the Thai army.
2. Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium
The Rajadamnern is as much of a historical landmark as it is a place where you can watch Muay Thai fights.
The stadium first opened its doors way back in 1945 and has remained operational since.
Unlike the New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium has a more convenient location. This makes it very popular for tourists who don’t want to go far to experience the sheer thrill of watching two Nak Muay fight it out live and in person.
The Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium is also unique in that it’s the only place where you can watch female fighters duke it out against each other.
The Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium hosts fights four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with matches starting at 6:00 pm on all days.
3. MX Muay Xtreme / Grammy GMM Studios
If you’re of the notion that traditional Muay Thai feels a bit too slow-paced, you might want to head on over to the Grammy GMM Studios every Friday Night.
There, you’ll find MX Muay Xtreme.
This young fighting promotion company is different from traditional Muay Thai. Instead of the more traditional Muay Thai gloves, the promotion fits its fighters with lighter and thinner MMA gloves. This leads to higher knockout rates than usual and more action.
Because the venue is located just in downtown Sukhumvit, a lot of tourists flock to the Grammy GMM Studios to get a glimpse of the action.
As you can see, it doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of old-school or new-school Muay Thai.
Either way, there’s bound to be a place in Bangkok that caters to what you prefer in Muay Thai.
With that said, watching Muay Thai just isn’t the same as training in Muay Thai, and if you’re a fan of the sport, we suggest that you give it a try yourself.
Even if you just train casually, it’ll be far easier for you to get more engrossed when you watch fights when you have personal experience in Muay Thai and can better understand the nuances of every fight.
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