Thai boxing

      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.

Boxing Stadiums

     There are two venues in Bangkok for this type of sport.

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.

Fairtex Muay Thai Camp, 99/5 Mu 3 Soi Buntham Anuson, Tambon Bang Phli Yai, Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan Province.