The fame and popularity of Muay Thai, the martial art of kings and the king of martial arts, have spread throughout the world, but there is nothing like seeing it where it originated, in Thailand.
The term “Muay Thai” conveys a wealth of meaning to its devotees around the world. One of the most ancient of all martial arts, it is a workout that toughens the limbs and hones the mind; it pushes both body and soul to their limits and beyond; it is a way of life grounded in ethics and respect; it is a rich tradition brimming with beauty and grace; and it is a key to the quest for self-knowledge.
Thai boxing is featured throughout the week at Ratchadamnoen and Lumphini Stadiums. Fights usually begin around 6:00 p.m., with preliminary bouts featuring younger boxers, building up towards the main event, usually around 9:00 p.m. At Lumphini Stadium, there is an emcee who announces all boxing matches in English. There are also many schools for Muay Thai established for those wishing to learn this unique self-defense art.