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Without a doubt, Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is the number one national sport in Thailand and part of Thai culture. On your upcoming trip to Koh Samui, don't miss a chance of seeing a Thai boxing match. For the most exceptional experience, choose one of the best places to watch Muay Thai fights in Koh Samui.

Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

According to historical records, Muay Thai martial arts appeared in the Middle Ages when the fighting had the use of swords, bows and arrows. In Thailand, this martial art began to be sent to the army to train soldiers on the orders of King Nareusan during 1555-1605. He was one of the bravest warriors of the country at the time and helped Muay Thai to become famous.

An official match of Muay Thai must not exceed 5 rounds, each round up to 3 minutes. Two fighters wear blue or red pants. They are not allowed to wear shoes but have bandages around their feet.

Best places to watch Muay Thai in Koh Samui

In this article, you will discover the best places to see Muay Thai fights in Koh Samui, where you will enjoy a true professional match and understand more about this part of Thai culture during your trip to Thailand.

1. Samui International Muay Thai Stadium

Samui International Muay Thai Stadium is located in the heart of the island, Chaweng Beach area. Samui Thai Boxing Fight Nights are held twice a week and feature the best local and international fighters who come to the island to showcase their talents. The atmosphere in Samui International Muay Thai Stadium is electric and accompanied with English-speaking commentator.

Stadium seating is a two-level arena setting and good views can be seen from all angles. Guests can choose from Standard stadium seats set on tiers, Ringside seats placed on the stadium floor and right on top of the action and VIP seats that are comfortable sofas.

Schedule:

Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 21:00 to 23:50

Ticket prices:

1,500 THB for Standard Seat

2,000 THB for Ringside Seat

2,500 THB for VIP Seat (Sofa)

3,000 THB for VIP Premium Seat (Sofa)

Book tickets hereSamui International Muay Thai Stadium Ticket

Find discounted tickets here: Muay Thai Match at Samui International Muay Thai Stadium

Address: Samui International Muay Thai Stadium, 3 4 2 Leam-din Rd Bo Put, Amphoe Koh Samui, Surat Thani

Samui International Muay Thai Stadium

2. Phetchbuncha Boxing Stadium

Phetchbuncha Boxing Stadium is the place where you can watch authentic Muay Thai boxing fights in Koh Samui. See fighters from all over the world fight against each other every Wednesday and Saturday night. The fights start at 21:00 and usually last for 3 hours. The main fight with the best Thai boxers is at the end of the evening. You will see both foreign and Thai fighters, and the atmosphere in the arena is great. Live commentary and Thai music accompany the fighters every night.

Schedule:

Every Wednesday and Saturday, from 21:00 to 23:50

During high season there are also fights at the same time on Mondays

Ticket prices:

1,500 THB for Standard Seat

2,000 THB for Ringside Seat

Find discounted tickets here: Muay Thai Match at Phetchbuncha Boxing Stadium

Address: Phetchbuncha Boxing Stadium, 21/17 Moo 3 Chaweng-Choeng-Mon Road, Amphoe Koh Samui, Surat Thani

Phetchbuncha Boxing Stadium

Where to learn Muay Thai in Koh Samui

You can learn the basics of Muay Thai, Thailand’s traditional combat sport, while in Koh Samui. This is an experience not to be missed. These classes are suitable for both beginner and intermediate participants, with an option for a private class available.

Learn the basics of Muay Thai and work up a sweat as you practice kicks, strikes, and punches by joining this Muay Thai Class and Dinner at Sunset activity. After an hour of Muay Thai action, head to the popular Bophut Beach for a delicious dinner with a view of the sunset.

Muay Thai in Thailand

If during your Thailand trip you will spend some time in Bangkok, consider also watching Muay Thai in Bangkok as oldest and largest Thai boxing venues are found in the capital city.

Planning to travel on the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand? To experience the fights of Muay Thai in Phuket is also a good idea as many fighters are training on the largest island of Thailand. Several Thai boxing stadiums are located in Ao Nang and Koh Lanta, providing plenty of options to see Muay Thai in Krabi as well.

You can also watch Muay Thai fights in Chiang Mai, where entrance tickets cost much less even if the quality of the fights might be lower.

Experiencing Muay Thai in Pattaya is also an option, even if Thai boxing venues in Pattaya are mainly focused on serving tour groups. If you are planning to travel further east from there, you can enjoy watching Muay Thai in Koh Chang.

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