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“action, worth the ticket”

Khmer Kickboxing Siem Reap
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Owner description: Kbach Kun Boran Khmer Pradal Serey, traditional Cambodian free fighting, better known as Kun Khmer and to the world as kickboxing, has come to Siem Reap. You can find it carved on the temple walls and now, thanks to CTN, you can see it live in the ancient capital of Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder. Kun Khmer is Cambodia's national sport. For proof, just see how much kickboxing goes on in the modern capital, Phnom Penh: six television stations broadcast weekly tournaments, with CTN alone broadcasting three days of kickboxing live from its arena on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. That's over 50 live bouts of traditional kickboxing every week, or more than 200 a month. But, until now you had to be in Phnom Penh if you wanted to see regular Khmer boxing live in person. That was until CTN opened its brand new Angkor Arena in Siem Reap on the road to Angkor Wat. Now you can see some of the biggest names in Kun Khmer take each other on in the square ring for five rounds of one of the toughest stand-up contact sports in the world. Neak Pradal (boxers) may strike each other with their fists, elbows, knees and feet.They may not strike the groin or the back or top of the head.They may grapple (clinch) each other during a bout.If grappling boxers fall to the mat they must disengage.They may not hold the ring ropes for support.They may not strike an opponent lying on the mat or who has three limbs touching the mat.A bout can end by doctor-stoppage, referee stoppage or knock-out.If a bout lasts five scheduled rounds the winner will be decided by the judges' scores.All bouts will be accompanied by traditional music.Tickets can be purchased from Beyond Unique Escapes!
Candy Land
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“action, worth the ticket”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

wouldn't call myself a fight fanatic or even know whats really good for everyone. just know that we were entertained well for 15$ each. looks like locals get in free but it is what it is and 15 was worth the tickets.

the day we came offered Thailand vs. Cambodia. they really went at it in all bouts and even got one KO. some bloody, some bloodier. elbows and clinches. you can see the redness every bout in the fighters ribs. sweet flying off their hair after taking a blow. a part time resident in Bangkok I have seen some great bouts and some serious boring nights. this place was the second best I've watched this style live. in Thailand Hua Hin is just like here. action.

beers and sodas a buck, seating is first come basis. noticed 4 judges here. fight days were Mondays and Wednesdays. lively.

Visited February 2014
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Biei-cho, Japan
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“goood!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I went to CTN Angor Arene in may 2013.
Khmer fighter were good and hard fight in 1st round.
It's cool and make a good fight!
You'll pay 15USD,you can see about 5fight in CTN Angkor Arena.
You have to go !

Visited May 2013
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Kuurne, Belgium
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“boxing and beer”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

After a day of culture at Angkor Wat, we reset our mind at the local free fight arena. 15 usd wasn't cheap but accompanied by our guide, we had loads of fun watching the different matches. For 2,5 usd we got a 6 pack of beer and enjoyed the fight. If u like muay thai this is worth a visit

Visited July 2013
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“Go for the experience of you must fill your evening”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We were interested to see this as hubby is fan of martial arts. However only 1 out of the many fights were interesting. The fight techniques weren't great. But it was still an experience of Cambodian culture. It filled our evening though.

Visited July 2013
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