NileGuide Expert Says:
As far as Thai sports are concerned, Muay Thai is a national passion. For those travelers who like to spectate, a match at Lumpini is an opportunity that can't be passed. But beware…Muay Thai is not for the faint of heart. Expect to cringe.
Rama IV Road
10500 Bangkok, Thailand
tel: +66 2 251 4303
Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand, and Lumphini Boxing Stadium is the place to see top fights. A very culturally-grounded sport, Muay Thai bouts are preceded by ritualistic music and dance during which the respected fighters pay honor to the sport, the ring and their teachers. Tickets can be pricey – the cheapest third class seats are 500 baht – but one night's ticket includes all the evening's fights. The most high-rated fights at Lumphini Boxing Stadium are saved for the end.