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Kawila Boxing Stadium

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Address: Kong Sai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Before leaving Thailand, make sure to take in a muay Thai (Thai kick...
Before leaving Thailand, make sure to take in a muay Thai (Thai kick boxing) match. Kawila Boxing Stadium is a great place to see such a show and the venue is open to people of all ages.
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Great evening out and fights are not staged for tourists

If you want a fun and authentic night of fights go here. The fights here are not the staged fights set for tourists over in venues by the night market. Street food out front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
mikemurray2009
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you want a fun and authentic night of fights go here. The fights here are not the staged fights set for tourists over in venues by the night market. Street food out front, basic stadium and only locals. Excellent fights. You will see many of the fighters from local clubs here. buy tickets when you get there and tuk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great atmosphere, especially once everyone gets a drink down them. :) Prices are fixed and you can either purchase tickets from several shops in the bazaar area or outside the stadium (all prices the same). I would STRONGLY advise you guys to take some bug strap with you as half way through i was being eaten alive. Fights usually start... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a great night ...with all the information of the moves it was helpful as I had never been to boxing before. Think my partner would have liked to see a knockout , but it was fine for me and we got to meet one of the winners for cheering the loudest !

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Daly City, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stadium was really good, the atmosphere was mostly or foreigners. Some of the fights were pretty good but it was pretty obvious that some of the fights were fixed. My thai friend asked about the boxing matches here in Chiang Mai. Many of them here are just small fights and most of the fighters are trying to earn enough recognition... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We attended the fights here last night, good quality fair dinkum fighting this night. Many knockouts but a couple of fun fake fights also. Yes there are lady bot bars around the perimeter of the seating area, but I didn't feel pressured to but drinks or enter the bars, mind you we left once the fights were over. Not a... More 

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huntingdon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

we saw the boxing show inside the loh kroh bar beer arena at first i was not sure as the seating is provided by the girly bars however we sat at the Angels Bar to the rear of the boxing ring the girls were lovely to myself and my husband very friendly polite and made our visit very enjoyable. on... More 

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Port Isabel
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have been traveling in Thailand for many years and sorry to say but this is not a very good boxing stadium. The area is very small for the amount of people they pack in before the fight. Drinks are expensive and service is very slow at best. Local bookies are very pushy about wanting you to bet on fights.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Have visited this show twice now and enjoyed the kick boxing. Families beware - the ring is surrounded by girly bars who try and attract the men to their bars.

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Paradise Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Whilst surrounded by girlie bars the admission fee of 400 baht ( A$13.00) the boxing was great - there were knockouts & a bare knuckle event & a comedy event - a safe environment & suitable for families. Also went to boxing at Patong - 1500 baht & Bangkok 2000 baht ringside but Chiang Mai was the most enjoyable.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

We went on Friday night and got tickets through our guesthouse (400 baht tickets and we paid 350 baht). We showed up at 9:30pm (even though it started at 8:30pm) and people said when we got there it had just started anyway. We walked from the night market (10 to 15 minutes) and got a bit lost but all the... More 

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