The national sport of Thailand and a fundamental aspect of its culture is muay thai. In many of Thailand’s cities, there are Muay Thai stadiums where fights are staged almost every day, similar to how football is played in several European nations.
Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium
Although Muay Thai Chiang Mai scene may not be as large as Bangkok’s (sometimes referred to as the capital of Muay Thai), it nevertheless features exciting and top-notch ring action that draws both die-hard Muay Thai fans and tourists interested in witnessing an actual Muay Thai fight for the experience.
On all days other than Sunday, fights are held in the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. There are often six matches per night, usually beginning with youth/beginner battles and progressing to higher weight fights. The facilities here are more professional than those at the other Muay Thai stadium in Chiang Mai, which accounts for the increased admission price.
At the door, tickets can be purchased. Three different ticket prices are listed: 600 Baht for a standard seat (grandstand seatings), 1000 Baht for a ringside seat that includes a free beer or soft drink, and 1500 Baht for a VIP seat that includes unlimited drinks, free snacks, and the chance to take pictures with the boxers inside the ring.
The Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium is situated in the Santitham neighborhood, about a kilometer to the north of Chang Phueak Gate in the Old City. It is simple to travel by songthaew or Grab. Numerous mookata (Thai steamboat) restaurants are close by and provide for a nice place to eat before entering the stadium.
Tha Phae Boxing Stadium
Thapae Boxing Stadium offers a more laid-back and enjoyable ambiance than Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium, where the fights are more serious Muay Thai contests. Every day, excluding Sunday, from 9.00 p.m. to midnight, Muay Thai fights are held at Thapae Boxing Stadium. There will normally be five or six battles per day, starting with lower skill level fights and escalating in ferocity with more blood and knockouts.
At the door, you can purchase the ticket. There are three different ticket pricing categories listed, with the basic seat costing 500 Baht, the ringside seat costing 800 Baht, and the VIP seat, which is located inside a private AC room and includes unlimited drinks all night, costing 1500 Baht. The regular seat is only 400 Baht apiece if you purchase online.
The Thapae Boxing Stadium is the most well-liked by international visitors out of all the Muay Thai venues in Chiang Mai. The main reason is that it is situated in one of Chiang Mai’s busiest neighborhoods, Thapae Gate, which is where the building is. The stadium is conveniently close to wherever you are staying in the old city or in the area, making it simple to walk there.
Anusarn Boxing Stadium
As its name suggests, Anusarn Boxing Stadium is situated inside the vibrant Anusarn Night Market. A market with numerous pubs and restaurants nearby as well as many of the market’s hundreds of vendors. A tiny crowd of spectators sits in plastic chairs around the ring at the Muay Thai fight venue.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., fights take place. On Thursdays and on weekends, there are no fighting. Only 500 Baht is required to purchase a ticket, which may be done at the door.
Simply head to Anusarn Night Market, which is next to the Night Bazaar, to get to Anusarn Boxing Stadium. In the entire Chiang Mai city, the area is most likely the busiest at night (except on Sunday). There are a number of street food vendors outside the stadium that you may choose from once the performance is over or if you are feeling hungry after watching too many fights.
Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium
A fight venue called Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium is hidden between a large number of bustling bars on Loi Kroh Road, commonly known as Chiang Mai’s red-light district. Although this Muay Thai stadium has a slightly different vibe than the others, it is still a great site to watch fights and drink beer. In this location, you may eat and drink like a local while watching Muay Thai matches take place in the ring.
Fighting occurs provably from 8.45 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday through Saturday, at the Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium. A normal seat costs 400 Baht, while a VIP seat costs 600 Baht. At the door, tickets can be purchased.
In addition to being a Muay Thai stadium, Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium serves as a Muay Thai training facility. If you’re interested in learning Muay Thai, you can drop by during the day to inquire about their training schedules. They are close to the well-known Night Bazaar on Loi Kroh Road.