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Khmer Kickboxing Siem Reap

Charles de Gaulle | CTN Angkor Arena, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 77 562 565
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Aamzing

go for it! crazy skills! great atmosphere, 100% heart in all fighters. This is a must if you are in... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Gonzalo C
Khmer kickboxing

We are a family with 3 boys and one of them is one belt away from black belt in Tae kwon do... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
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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!
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19 Sep 2016
“Aamzing”
22 Dec 2015
“Khmer kickboxing ”
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Charles de Gaulle | CTN Angkor Arena, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

go for it! crazy skills! great atmosphere, 100% heart in all fighters. This is a must if you are in cambodia.

Thank Gonzalo C
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We are a family with 3 boys and one of them is one belt away from black belt in Tae kwon do & husband used to box so when planning our holidays I thought this is a must. It did not dissapoint, we arrived 30...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I must admit I was a reluctant participant in this but was totally enthralled by the sights and sounds. The fighters are very skilled and fight in a very controlled environment, accompanied by lovely traditional music. The crowd ooh and ahh with each successful kick...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

I liked this place very much because many of my friends used to perform at the nightly Khmer boxing show here. IT costs USD$10 per person and the show lasts about 45-60 minutes. The nightly shows are usually not crowded and free seating so you...More

1  Thank robin338
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We visited Siem Reap in July 2015- and this was on the must do list!! We attended the fights on a Wednesday afternoon - picked up some prebooked tickets(via our receptionist) at the arena on the way back from Kebal Spean. One of our hotels...More

1  Thank Cowguts
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We went yesterday (Wednesday, 13 August 2015 from 3.15pm to 5.30pm). We got a ticket from a tourist agency outside our hotel (although people seemed to think it was very odd we wanted to go!!). The tuk tuk driver had a good laugh that myself...More

1  Thank Donella R
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

It is hard to imagine a more elegant sport, beginning when the boxers pray and offer homage to the audience, the spiritual world, and each other. The round begins when the orchestra plays. The boxers move their arms and legs to the beat of the...More

Thank MW46Jackson
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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Wednesday afternoon sees the fights televised on Cambodian television...and they are the real deal! We loved our afternoon at the kickboxing- well worth the $15 entry fee. Upon entry we were taken to the 'VIP Area' (pretty much a stage area so they could put...More

Thank ElissaKate
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

You will be so glad if you go to see a fight on a Wednesday! We were blown away by the talent of the fighters and the energy of the crowd- a highlight of our trip for sure!

Thank Janine R
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Ok so there are the demonstration shows, and then Wednesday afternoons 3.15-5.15pm there are actual fights on that are filmed and televised all over Cambodia. $15. They are so good!! Obviously they are great fighters, and the music and cheering from the crowd is great...More

1  Thank Maccasrat
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tubefeed
7 October 2016|
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I have done some research into this, and apparently these fights are no longer being run.
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Daryll S
28 June 2015|
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Response from Dean M | Property representative |
Hi Daryll, Currently CTN Arena is only offering professional fights on Wednesday late afternoon from 3:15 - 5:00pm. This is live telecast with CTN Television so is assured to attract good fighters and a strong... More
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