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“Great night out”

Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium
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Muay Thai Kickboxing with Ringside Seats and Private Transfer
Ranked #62 of 537 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: Rajadamnern stadium became Thailand national heritage along with the sport of Muay Thai. We are located on the legendary and historical avenue of Bangkok : which surrounded by famous tourist attraction and landmark
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Great night out”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

As a fan on MMA I had to check out the Muay Thai when in Bangkok. The fights were good, and the locals made the atmosphere good. We got the 2nd class seats, which are essentially the same as ringside but 500 Baht cheaper, although the locals get in for 100 Baht compared to 1,500 for 2nd class!!

On the question of legit fights or fixed, I don't know how to score Muay Thai but I know a bit about how to score MMA, some of the fights appeared to me that it was very close, but one of the two fighters (always the guy in red shorts) just disappeared after the final bell, as if knowing he'd lost, even though the fight appeared to be extremely close. But as I've said, I don't know the intricate scoring techniques of the Art. I may just be being a little skeptical.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Daniel B
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Fights alternate between Lumpinee and Ratchadamnoen Stadium during the week. I visited Ratchadamnoen on a Thursday night. There were a total of 9 events starting at 6:30pm through until approx 10:30pm. The weight division covered from approx 37kg to 55kg. All fights were well adjudicated and the stadium atmosphere was quiet initially but because intense later as it filled up more. I was offered tickets for 1000, 1500 or 2000 baht and selected ring side for 2000 baht
All the fights provided an excellent showing of the skills Thailand has in this form of martial arts. Waiter service for drinks and popcorn is provided for the ring side seats. The later fights were of very young fighters and many of the crowd leave during this stage. Ratchadamnoen is closer to the CBD and cheaper to get to by taxi.

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Quality Muay Thai fights. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

For quality Muay Thai matches, go to either Lumpini or Ratchadamnoen. They have fights on different days of the week. I was on Bangkok on a Monday night, which is why I went to Ratchadamnoen Stadium.

There were about 10 fights on the card. All of the fights were excellent. Weight classes were between 95lbs to 135lbs. There were 3 vicious TKOs.
The fights were incredibly worth seeing. The locals get really crazy with every fight. They all start chanting along with the fighters' every move, so the entire stadium sounds kind of like a video game or kung fu movie.
Prices: Foreigners have to pay almost 10 times more than the local Thais. Gotta pay through the nose, but definitely worth seeing at least once.
Tip: Do NOT go for the ringside seats. The stadium is not big, so you can see very well in the 2nd tier seats. The ringside seats is where all the foreigners sit. Everyone in the ringside seats either looks bored or confused. The second-tier seats is where all the fun is. That's where the locals and. They are constantly jumping to their feet, cheering, chanting, and betting money. The ticket vendors will try to convince you that the second tier seats are filled with dirty people, and that is is standing room only. Those are lies. Get the second tier seats! By the way, ticket prices are all totally negotiable (as with all things in Bangkok). I ended up paying 5000 Baht for 3 ringside seats...talked down from 7500 Baht for 3.

Visited March 2014
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“Great entertainment.”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

I had an awesome night watching Muay Thai here. The stadium is old but has a great feel about it!
I paid 2,000 Baht for my ringside seat and had a super view of the action.
The guys who fight here are some of the best in Thailand so you get to see top class Muay Thai!
I'd definitely recommend coming to experience it for yourself!!
The Thai music, smell of the oil, fantastic.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is a really good evening out. Fights are good and you get to see quite a few fights so you sort of get your money's worth. Tickets are expensive and they will always try to sell you the most expensive one aswell! It costs around 2000 bant, which is around £38. It's not that cold inside and a fantastic alternative to lumpinee stadium who has now moved further away.

Visited April 2014
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