Muay Thai is one of the most popular sports in Thailand, commonly observed in every city and town. Participants use elbows, knees, fists, and shins during this sport, hence the sport is also known as ‘the art of 8 limbs. Get to know the rituals and find places to watch and learn Muay Thai in Bangkok.
Where to Watch
You can find many popular boxing stadiums across the nation, among which Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium are quite popular. These are located quite close to any Riverside hotel in Bangkok, so you will have easy access to Thailand’s most popular sport! Choose Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel which is strategically located and reach these stadiums within 15-30 minutes!
How to Try
You can try Muay Thai out for yourself if you book a course in Bangkok. You can learn the basics within a couple of weeks and master the art with the help of a few gyms located in Bangkok, such as the Fighting Spirit Gym and Master Toddy’s Gym. The professionals will ensure your safety while giving you an exciting and thrilling experience.
You can observe some pre-fight ritual practices at each Muay Thai match. “Wai Khru” is paying respect to trainers, while “Ram Muay” is showing off the fighters’ talent and gifts to the crowd. The fighters wear traditional headbands and armbands called ‘Mongkhon’ during the boxing battles.