Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium

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Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium

Ao Nang Krabi Thai Boxing Stadium
3.5
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Decent stadium... unfair fights
Jan 2020
So... here’s a nice small stadium, with competent professional staff and what looks like a good enough show. At first glance, it seems professional and decent. Price was a little steep (1200 Baht), but professional fights are expensive events. So i went. The first two fights were ok. Thai fighter against Thai fighter, same weight class, similar skills. They gave a good show but were obviously not trying to hurt each other... not seriously anyways. They were respectful and mindful of each other. Third and fourth fights, however, were a load of elephant dung (we are in thailand... they have elephants...). Third fight was a Thai fighter against a french fighter. The presentation claimed they were the same weight, but the french was a full head taller, was much broader and had at least 20 lb on the poor Thai fighter. The french basically threw him around in the ring and knocked him out without breaking a sweat. Noooot what i was hoping for by coming here. Fourth fight was another international, a brazilian, that was (according to the experienced fighter sitting next to me) much more skilled and more more fit than the poor Thai fighter he was up against. The latter got knocked out pretty quickly... barely stood a chance. The last fight was good. Two internationals really going at it... a good show for sure... But fights 3 and 4, really seemed like a show to make some tourists feel good... « Come and see internationals kick a Thai fighter’s butt at a martial art they created» seemed to be the underlying message. Not my idea of a good show... or a fair fight... I do not recommend we encourage these institutions.... you’ll get much better shows on the web... for free... Take a Muay Thai class instead!

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Joe D
Trois-Rivieres, Canada7 contributions
Decent stadium... unfair fights
Jan 2020
So... here’s a nice small stadium, with competent professional staff and what looks like a good enough show. At first glance, it seems professional and decent. Price was a little steep (1200 Baht), but professional
fights are expensive events. So i went.

The first two fights were ok. Thai fighter against Thai fighter, same weight class, similar skills. They gave a good show but were obviously not trying to hurt each other... not seriously anyways. They were respectful and mindful of each other.

Third and fourth fights, however, were a load of elephant dung (we are in thailand... they have elephants...).

Third fight was a Thai fighter against a french fighter. The presentation claimed they were the same weight, but the french was a full head taller, was much broader and had at least 20 lb on the poor Thai fighter. The french basically threw him around in the ring and knocked him out without breaking a sweat. Noooot what i was hoping for by coming here.

Fourth fight was another international, a brazilian, that was (according to the experienced fighter sitting next to me) much more skilled and more more fit than the poor Thai fighter he was up against. The latter got knocked out pretty quickly... barely stood a chance.

The last fight was good. Two internationals really going at it... a good show for sure...

But fights 3 and 4, really seemed like a show to make some tourists feel good...
« Come and see internationals kick a Thai fighter’s butt at a martial art they created» seemed to be the underlying message.

Not my idea of a good show... or a fair fight...

I do not recommend we encourage these institutions.... you’ll get much better shows on the web... for free...

Take a Muay Thai class instead!
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nybakken
Hamar, Norway14 contributions
Best Arena in AoNang !
Jan 2020 • Friends
By far the best Arena for Thaiaboxing in AoNang. Lot of soul and heart !
Sometimes the Old are the best..
Written January 25, 2020
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Paul C
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
Entertaining Night
Dec 2019
Attended with my 22 & 24 yo son's to view the local cultural fight night. Sat in the ring side leather lounge seats which gave us the best viewing of the night. Eight matches were listed and as Thai fighting goes, it was ordinary for a paid night out. The standard was like going to watch a local (free) football match. Some fighters were not fit, did not appear to want to be in a combative match and the referees were constantly telling the competitors to fight. There were some good matches which ranged from a first round (30 sec) TKO, one fighter just giving up and returning to his corner during the fight and others going the full 5 scheduled rounds. A mixed bag. Hardly any spectators in the stadium, the majority being westerners. I saw similar events advertised in Patong (much larger city) and I wished I had attended one of the events in Patong (title fights scheduled with international fighters). Due to the number of westerners in the stadium it would have been good for announcers to explain some of the rituals and decisions in English (to us). At the end of a 5 round fight, the fighters both left the ring before any decisions were made - no idea how decisions were made as the judges (score card) had not yet handed in their scorecard (no electronic scoring) to the fight judge who called the decision....after both fighters had left the ring.
Written January 6, 2020
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JTomlinson2013
Pontefract, UK40 contributions
Great night and authentic kickboxing
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great night watching different weight classes and ages in the ring. Comfy seats at ring side and cheap bar with clean toilets. A few people complained on here about the ages of some of the fighters most are 16+. As for the younger ones please bare in mind this is Thailand’s National sport and children do compete and enjoy it. Just like football back home.
Written January 2, 2020
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Jeanne L
East Lansing, Michigan95 contributions
Exciting but boxers are so young!
Nov 2019
Watching a muay thai bout is very exciting. It's full of ritual and respect (from the outsider's eye). But on the night we went, the participants were SO young. Most of them were teenagers, & although I understand that they're still in training, I felt a little sad to watch tourists encouraging the boys to pummel each other.
Written December 4, 2019
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Gill G
Dundee, UK64 contributions
Quite fun, but very run down
Nov 2019 • Couples
We went to see the Muay Thai on Friday the 15th of November. Our tickets were 1200(£30) bhat each for regular seats. A noisey truck that has a megaphone picks you up from the street and takes you to the stadium and will return you back to a point in the street afterwards. If you get the ringside seats the truck will pick you up from your hotel.
The stadium is old and SHABBY. Majority of the seats are ripped, but they are still comfortable and tilt back slightly. The toilets are really bad. Try and not use them.
There were 8 matches but 2 of these were with children, they looked around 12 years old. The boxing is interesting, there are 5 rounds in each match. As the matches go on the older and better the boxers get. Some times it can be hard to watch as it is a violent sport. There are a lot of locals there that get in the spirit. I got the impression they had a much lesser entry fee/if one at all. They made the atmosphere have a much better atmosphere though! There is a bar that sells bottles of juice and alcohol at a reasonable price. Overall I would recommend it if you had the spare money and wanted to do something a bit different. I do think it is overpriced, but I had a good time none the less. 6/10
Written November 16, 2019
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Jainam M
Mumbai, India624 contributions
Sporty evening
Sep 2018
Good experience of viewing thai boxing. The young kids especially are so talented and well trained. The entry was expensive. Good bar setup around. Not on top of list of to do things but if you have time and want to experience thai boxing then worth a visit.
Written August 31, 2019
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teltheplumber
coventry75 contributions
you will love this.
Feb 2019 • Couples
wife and I went for the evening and really enjoyed ourselves.
6 fights, with 5 knock outs, these boys don't mess around, very comfy ring side seats with a small bar.
would recommend going.
Written March 6, 2019
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Anne Maya P
6 contributions
Pure autentic show
Mar 2018
Yes. We loved the kids fighting, they were the best. The kids were very skilled. There were goo service in the stadium
Written November 18, 2018
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Batforever
Arendal, Norway81 contributions
sweat blood and tears
May 2017 • Couples
If you enjoy traditional boxing you will probably also like Thai boxing. It’s a real fight and the start with the young ones and after that they send in gradually bigger and stronger fighters. The area is a bit simple and somewhat dirty. You can buy bear, sod and popcorn at the in the area
Written April 5, 2018
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