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“Absolutley EPIC”

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
Ranked #76 of 585 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Thailand’s best-known boxing stadium hosts traditional Muay Thai matches every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Expect to pay around THB2000 for ring-side seats to the kickboxing-type matches.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is in my top three travel experiences. Its 30 dollars for front row seats. Some people actually complain because this is a "foreign" rate. Well guess what..your not a local and they are LETTING you into their tradition. You will spend that at a terrible movie in the United States that you will soon forget about. Quit griping. SOME of the boxers are quite young and some are in their 20's. These guys knock each other out regularly. The traditional music is being plyed by the musicians right behind you which adds to the tense atmosphere. When guys get knocked out..two guys with a stretcher come and haul him back to the locker room. Thai men Gambling..30 cent beers and great fights in the oldest stadium in Bangkok. Ive seen the Kentucky Derby, and been to different sporting events all over the world..this is a MUST

3  Thank featheredserpent
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lumphini venue hosts fighting on certain days of the week, whilst Radjamanern hosts fighting on other days.
Radjamanern venue in the northern part of Bangkok is the better choice, because generally only adults fight there. If you go to Lumphini chances are you will see mainly young teenagers.
Radjamanern venue is also more authentic with a lot of locals who bet on the fights.
And a must is to try the barbecue chicken right outside Radjamanern kick boxing stadium. It is to die for.
When you book ringside seats at either venue, be aware that you are only getting access to the ringside area. So this could mean you sit up to 5-6 rows from the actual ringside.
If you arrive early in the evening when the fights first begin, then your chances of being sat in a real ringside seat increase.
Try to only buy your tickets from your hotel, then you won't run the risk of being ripped off. Hotel sales also offer a small discount.

Overall seeing Thai kickboxing for real in BKK is fantastic. I was originally not that keen, but the experience was totally worthwhile even if you are not a huge fight fan.
They play traditional thai music throughout the fights and just seeing the locals yelling and gambling is amazing on it's own. The whole experience is amazing. The whole evening lasted about 5 hours with about 7 different bouts which were very intense. One guy got knocked out and stretchered off.

1  Thank fran1942
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This Thai kickboxing was overpriced considering the level of fighters. Most of the bouts are between boxers that look like they are 13 to 16 years old. A better option and a fraction of the price is the free or low price Thai boxing one can see in Hua Hin. I heard that there is particular time of year when there is some serious matches and most of the rest of the time it's just for the tourists.

2  Thank Dan T
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Must see!!! Find a local tour company or inquire with your concierge to work out a ringside seat. Really fun. Several fights throughout the evening, leading up to the main event. For the most part it's pretty young guys doing the fitghting. Very interesting pre fight rituals. No shortage of cold beer too!!

2  Thank mjenks8
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

To start it off, I do not like boxing-like sports, so this is not my typical choice of a night out. Having said that, I really enjoyed the local and traditional feel to it. The music, the locals screaming to cheer their favorites, the prayers before the fight... that was really fun.
It was violent so be prepared for that [we saw a knock out and I was really worried for that guy!]. I would recommend to go about 40 mins after the show starts so you do not see the most inexperienced kids, and you see the heavier, older guys [still young, but not 15].
Also, if you can, go to the bleachers and not ring-side: you see almost the same and it is about 1200baht less. It may be tricky, because they do group all the foreigners together at the front.

2  Thank Novivedeensalada
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