The country of Thailand is known for many things and is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world. With an intriguing history, the country has a vibrant culture that is born out of a rich history encompassing more than a thousand years. There’s a range of accommodation for visitors to Thailand to choose from ranging from budget options to a Sathorn Hotel Bangkok has to offer such as the Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel.
Ever since the last decade, Thailand’s national combat sport, Muay Thai, has become one of its greatest exports and has taken the world by storm and is now practiced internationally. Known as the ‘art of eight limbs’ due to its utilisation of fists, knees, elbows and legs, the comprehensive combat-style has led to its fighters defeating many notable practitioners of various styles throughout the world.
If you’re in Thailand, the most renowned place to see some Muay Thai fights is the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, which is regarded as the prime platform for modern Muay Thai. The stadium holds fighting matches every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. This means that if you’re interested in experiencing a Muay Thai match, there’s plenty on offer at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
The prestigious venue was opened to the public on the 8th of December 1956, and is managed and maintained by the Royal Thai Army, or specifically its Army Welfare Department. The driving force behind the construction of the stadium was General Prapas Jarusatien. As a result of this, any profits from the fights go towards funding the army. Some of the most renowned fighters from around the world have fought in this stadium including the likes of John Wayn Parr, Rob Kaman and Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn. Dieselnoi is probably the most famous of fighters who reigned undefeated his entire career and was stripped of the title when he ran out of opponents.
If you ever find yourself in Thailand, this is definitely a place worth checking out.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.