What better way to learn more about a country's culture than to do as the locals do! One of Thailand's age-old traditions is to watch a good game of Muay Thai, Thailand's national sport. Located a little far off from the city center, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is one of nation's oldest boxing rings. Fights are held on three days of week and each bout usually lasts around 20 minutes more or less. Catching a glimpse of the event at Lumpinee will not only entertain you with adrenaline-pumping action, it will also be an opportunity for you to put your money to good use as all proceeds will go towards helping the Thai Army.
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.
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!
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.