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Muay Thai, Thailand’s National Sport, stands out from other combat styles for its focus on using the elbows, knees, hands, and shins as weapons. A huge part of Thai culture, Muay Thai is seen as a brave display of guts, will, and tenacity. The sport’s popularity has led to matches set in stadiums all over the country, drawing locals and tourists to watch rounds of Thai boxing. Join the boisterous spectators of a Muay Thai match and bask in the electrifying feeling of being in a crowded stadium. Here are some of the best venues for watching a rabble-rousing Muay Thai fight!

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Rajadamnern Stadium

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 

Catch a modern Muay Thai match live in one of Thailand’s oldest stadiums. Built in 1945, the Rajadamnern Stadium grounds used to host boxing events before becoming an institution of the sport. Experience the intense combat as famed fighters battle it out every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Gambling is legal here, so place your bets and hope for the best!

  • +6622814205
  • Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, Wat Sommanat, Pomprap Sattruphai, Bangkok, Thailand

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Channel 7 Boxing Stadium

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 

Next on our list of well-known Muay Thai venues is Channel 7 Stadium. While here, you’ll notice that it is actually a TV studio with a boxing ring in the middle. Standing room is free, but you also have the option to pay THB300 for ringside seats. Brush elbows with locals and fellow Muay Thai enthusiasts as you enjoy an exhilarating Sunday match, which also airs on national television.

  • 998/1 Viphavadi Rangsit, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand

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MX Muay Xtreme (GMM Grammy Place)

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 

Quench your thirst for action at MX Muay Xtreme where the fights are, well, extreme in nature. We’re talking knockouts, bloodshed, and plenty of high-octane combat! Here, fighters enter the ring accompanied by flashing lights and blasting heavy metal. You can also bring snacks inside, just make it a point to clean up after the show.

  • Third Level, GMM Grammy Place, 50 Soi Sukhumvit 21, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand

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Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

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Just like Rajadamnern, Lumpinee Stadium has been around for quite some time. It was established in 1956, and is currently run by the local Royal Thai Army. Considered to be the home of Bangkok’s finest fights, the stadium is responsible for nurturing world-class athletes, including Muay Thai champion Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn who had an undefeated reign during the 1980s.

  • +6625226843
  • Six Ramintra Road, Anusawaree, Khwaeng Anusawari, Khet Bang Khen, Bangkok, Thailand
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MBK Arena

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Bangkok, Thailand • Recommendation • 

MBK Shopping Mall is more than just a retail destination. It’s also where you can occasionally witness exciting Muay Thai events right outside the shopping center! The lineup of fighters are made up of eager Muay Thai novices, inviting locals to MBK for the spectacle of seeing newcomers prove their worth. The entrance fee is free of charge—all the more reason to go!

  • +66840019876
  • MBK Center, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

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