Muay Thai or Thai boxing is both a sport and
means of self defence. Contestants are allowed to use almost any part of their
body: feet, elbows, legs, knees, and shoulders, are all weapons. The playing of
traditional music during bouts makes for even greater excitement.
There are two venues in Bangkok for this type of
Ratchadamnoen Stadium , Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, open every Monday and
Wednesday at 6 p.m., Thursday at 5 and 9 p.m., and Sunday at 4 and 8 p.m.
Lumphini Stadium , Rama IV Road, every Tuesday and Friday at 6 p.m. and
Saturday at 5 p.m. Tel: 0-2251-4303.
Thai Boxing Schools
The Muay Thai Institute, 336/932 Prachathipat Road, Tambon Rangsit,
Amphoe Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani Province. www.muaythai.th.net
Fairtex Muay Thai Camp, 99/5 Mu 3 Soi Buntham Anuson, Tambon Bang Phli
Yai, Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan Province. www.fairtexbkk.com