Top 3 Muay Thai Stadiums in Bangkok
Watching Muay Thai live is an experience that you simply cannot afford to miss in the Thai capital.
For sports enthusiasts, a visit to Bangkok is never complete without watching at least one match of Muay Thai at a prestigious stadium. Being the national sport of Thailand, Muay Thai is a unique martial art form that dates back to the period of the Sukhothai Kingdom. The sport is also known as “The Art of 8 Limbs” as it involves the use of eight points of contact such as fists, knees, elbows, etc. Also, each fight combines many traditional elements like Mongkon, Sarama, Wai Kru Ram Muay, etc. Over the last few decades, the fighting style has gained enormous popularity in several other parts of the world as well. But still, if you want to see it in action, Bangkok has to be your one-stop destination. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the three best Muay Thai stadiums in the City of Angels.
Rajadamnern Stadium: Also spelled Ratchadamnoen, this is the most popular venue for Muay Thai in Bangkok. The stadium opened back in 1945 and went on to become an institution for all the serious boxers in the city. Rajadamnern Stadium hosts match every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Thanks to the easy accessibility, it sees an exceptionally large crowd regularly. Also, this is the only place where you can watch fights between female fighters. All information related to the events is available on the stadium’s official website. However, pre-order your tickets to avoid any hassles.
Lumpinee Stadium: Lumpinee Stadium is where you can experience thrilling Muay Thai fights in a vibrant atmosphere. Named after the majestic Lumpinee Park, this stadium opened back in the 1950s and was originally located on Rama IV Road. It is now located (with the name Lumpinee’s New Boxing Stadium) just outside of the City Center of Bangkok. The stadium hosts several Muay Thai matches every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, some of which are of international level. Again, pre-book your tickets as most of the shows here remain houseful.
Channel 7 Stadium: Located in Chatuchak, Channel 7 Stadium hosts fights only on Sundays, starting around 2 pm. As the name suggests, it broadcasts those matches live on its channel, which is watched all over the country. As there are no tickets, the stadium gets packed with a huge crowd, making the atmosphere very lively. While it’s most popular among the locals, there is also a special section which is meant for foreigners. However, there is a dress code that you need to maintain to enter here.
Some other popular Muay Thai Stadiums in Bangkok are Rangsit, MX Muay Xtreme, Muay Thai Super Champ, etc.