Rajadamnern Stadium is the oldest and most famous Muay Thai boxing stadium in Thailand. If you want to watch some serious fighting action this is the place to go. However, it’s not cheap with foreigners having to pay a lot more than the locals. Ticket prices range from 1000 baht at the back to 2000 baht for a ringside seat which includes access to a bar and a souvenir photo with a winning boxer. Doors open at 18.00 and there are 9 bouts during the evening.
Tickets can be purchased online and picked up at the prepaid ticket window at the stadium. You will need to show your confirmation email and ID.
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Location: 1 Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, Dusit, Bangkok.
Opening Hours: 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday. 9 bouts.
Admission: Ring Side 2000 baht, Second Class 1500 baht, Third Class 1000 baht.
Getting There: Taxi or Bus No. 70, 157, 201, 503, 509 all pass by the stadium.
Muay Thai Super Champ is a weekly boxing TV show broadcast live on Thai channel 8 every Sunday evening. The fights take place at Jaroenthong Muay Thai gym on Muay Thai street which is off Phra Athit Road in Banglamphu. Khaosan Road is just around the corner. The action kicks off at 18.45 and there are 7 bouts each featuring a Thai boxer against a foreign boxer.
The fighting is full rules and is exciting and real and features some top Thai fighters. Bouts last for three rounds unless there is a knockout or retirement. There is a 15-minute break between bouts. Seating is on raised, tiered rows of benches on all four sides giving a great view of the action. You need to get there early to get a seat. There is some standing room near the entrance but with a restricted view. Admission is free.
Location: Muay Thai Street, Phra Athit Road, Banglamphu, Bangkok.
District: Khaosan Road
Getting There: Chao Phraya Express Boat to Phra Athit Pier.
If you want to watch some Muay Thai boxing for free, then MBK Fight Night at MBK shopping mall on the last Wednesday evening of the month is a good place to head for. There are usually five bouts involving a mixture of Thai and International boxers including female fighters. The fights are held in an open-air ring on MBK Avenue (Zone A) on the ground floor outside Tokyu Department Store.
The boxing is real and the organization is professional with English commentary, ring girls, and accompanying music from a band. The bouts last from 3 to 5 rounds. The action starts at 6 pm and finishes at 8.30pm and it’s free!
Location: MBK Mall (outside Tokyu).
Opening Hours: 18.00-20.00 Last Wednesday of the month only.
BTS National Stadium (exit 4).