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 Pattaya, 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 Pattaya.
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 Pattaya
In this article, you will discover the best places to see Muay Thai fights in Pattaya, where you will enjoy a true professional match and understand more about this part of Thai culture during your trip to Thailand.
1. MAX Muay Thai Stadium Pattaya
Max Muay Thai Stadium Pattaya is Pattaya's Thai boxing stadium that has hosted several of MAX World Championships. At this Muay Thai venue you can watch a live match between world renowned local and international fighters. In the stadium you can feel and hear the excitement of yelling enthusiasts and atmospheric music. Roar with the crowd and cheer for your favorite fighters as they take the ring for a heart thumping battle. There are 3 fights every night. You can choose between a weekday or weekend match depending on your schedule and participate in an event that is a must for thrill seekers visiting Thailand!
Every day from 19:00 to 20:30 (fighting time from 19:30 to 20:30)
1,500 THB for Admission ticket
Find discounted tickets here: Muay Thai Match at MAX Muay Thai Stadium
Address: Max Muay Thai Stadium Pattaya, 42/108 Moo. 9, Sukhumvitpattaya 42, Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
2. JF Boxing Muay Thai Stadium
JF Boxing Muay Thai Stadium is a nearly 1,200-seat competition venue in Pattaya. You can witness authentic Muay Thai fights at the stadium and enjoy a thrilling and action-packed evening as local and international fighters compete in traditional Muay Thai bouts. Experience the excitement of Thailand's national sport in an authentic setting, complete with expert commentary. The audience at JF Boxing Muay Thai Stadium is mainly Chinese tourist groups.
Every day from 19:50 to 21:00
1,000 THB for VIP Ringside Seat
Group tickets (minimum 20 pax) are sold at 600 THB per seat
Find discounted tickets here: Muay Thai Match at JF Boxing Muay Thai Stadium
Address: JF Boxing Muay Thai Stadium, 85/128 Moo. 6, Naklua Sub-district, Bang Lamung District, Chonburi
Where to learn Muay Thai in Pattaya
You can learn the basics of Muay Thai, Thailand’s traditional combat sport, while in Pattaya. 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. There are many Muay Thai gyms in Pattaya, where you can join to train Thai boxing.
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. On another coast you can choose to watch Muay Thai in Koh Samui.
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.