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“Amazing Boxing at Lumpini”

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
Ranked #78 of 536 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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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
London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Boxing at Lumpini”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was the highlight of our short stay in Bangkok. My wife and I bought tickets from the concierge at our hotel, the nearby Dusit Thani for 2000THB each. It thought it was expensive initially but it was absolutely thrilling. The atmosphere was amazing, the music tantric and mesmerising. You get a sticker when you buy the tickets from the hotel and when you arrive at Lumpini the staff take you straight to ringside. Waitresses will bring you beer at 50THB a glass and it's a whole evenings entertainment. My Wife came along just because she knew I wanted to go and she absolutely loved it.

The boxing is not actually that brutal, but really quite beautiful and graceful. There is none of that trash talk associated with boxing in the UK.

I would highly reccomend this for a nights entertainment.

Visited January 2013
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“Another must-see”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I bought front row seats for this and wasn't disappointed. Its worth checking when a bigger match is planned - usually at weekends.

Visited April 2012
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“Absolutley EPIC”
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

Visited December 2012
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“Radjamanern venue is better than Lumphini”
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.

Visited January 2013
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“Over Priced for Tourists - disappointing”
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.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank Dan T
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