Phuket Boxing Stadium
Phuket Activities | Muay Thai Boxing in Phuket Island
Muay Thai boxing is one of the most popular sports in Thailand, if not the world. And if you are visiting Phuket, than there is only one place that you must visit if you are fan of Muay Thai boxing, and this place is the Phuket Boxing Stadium. It is here that you can watch world-class Muay Thai boxers fight it out, which is extremely entertaining for all ages. Did you know that Muay Thai boxing is the national sport of Thailand? And what a better place to watch it than in the heart of a culture that absolutely adores Muay Thai boxing.
The number one venue for Muay Thai boxing in Phuket, is the Phuket Boxing Stadium, which is located in the Saphan Hin District. It is here you can watch weekly Muay Thai boxing matches, which are available to see each and every Friday night at 8:00pm. However, if you are interested in watching Muay Thai boxing on other nights of the week, there is a smaller venue that you can do so at. And if you are staying in Phuket, than this venue is extremely close, it is located at Soi Bangla. Although, this specialty stadium was built mainly for tourists, the fights are real and they can sometimes be very ferocious.
Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of Muay Thai boxing is the fact that it is still a very strict sport, where the rituals of old are still carried out. Before any fight the boxers perform a pre-fight dance that is called the "ram muay." While they are doing the dance, they are wearing a headband that was given to them by their teacher, which the student had to learn after many years of hard and rigorous training. If you are looking for a truly unique experience while visiting Phuket, than you must attend a Muay Thai boxing match, you will be happy you did.
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010