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“Excellent Live Movie Show”

Muay Thai Live - The Legend Lives
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US$45.65*
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Evening Muay Thai Live Show with Round-Trip Transfers
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Muay Thai Live Show: The Legends and Heroes of Thai Boxing
Ranked #6 of 39 Concerts & Shows in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: MUAY THAI LIVE: THE LEGEND LIVES tells the untold stories of the origins and heroes of Muay Thai, spanning 300 years, from the past to present day. Come face to face with Muay Thai's greatest heroes, from the Tiger King in Disguise to the Prisoner with Eight Limbs, to the Warrior of Broken Swords, and many more! The programme now includes MUAY THAI LIVE BOXING: WARRIOR RISING: two Thai Boxing matches with fighters selected by Muay Thai legend Grand Master Sane Tubthimtong. A unique double-feature programme, MUAY THAI LIVE shows how the ancient and sacred art of Muay Thai has evolved into the most spectacular martial art in the world. A must-see show for all ages! Don't leave Bangkok without experiencing it! Performing LIVE on stage everyday at 8pm, except Monday's. Exclusively at THE STAGE, a brand new theatre in the heart of Asiatique The Riverfront, Asia's largest waterfront retail, food and entertainment hotspot!
Salford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Excellent Live Movie Show”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

A must for all especially martial arts fanatics! It's like watching a movie, excellent martial arts skill and very entertaining. I highly recommend this show.

Visited May 2014
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“Incredible performance, superb service, an unforgettable evening out in Bangkok”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We love Thailand. With every visit we try to combine our trip with historical, nature, and cultural activities.
In the previous trip, we watched the Siam Niramit - was very enjoyable and so this time, we were looking around for another 'show' to compliment our visit this year.

When we found 'Muay Thai the Legend Lives' on youtube, my little 6 year old and his younger brother couldn't stop watch the trailer over and over again. As we would be in Thailand just a few days before his birthday, we decided to make it a birthday present for him. It was definitely one of the highlight of our trip to Thailand!

I was a bit bummed because we missed the special opening one for one deal. I wrote to someone in the company to check for any other promotions on the way. To my surprise, my email caught the attention of the producer of the show who personally replied my queries. He extended a very warm welcome and told us to expect a 'surprise' for the birthday boy on the event day.

From the moment we picked up our tickets, we felt like we were treated like VIP! They had reserved in advance the best seats on the house for us and the youthful smiley team in the ticket booth nodded at Russell- they all knew his name - and were all ready for the 'surprise'??

You could buy ice cold beer one for one, pop corn etc for a reasonable price before the show.
The theatre was international class - plush seats, good views from almost all angles. Super clean bathrooms (a real welcome in Bangkok). Ushers in uniform showed us our seats; no photography allowed - and they will confiscate your phones and cams. These people are nice and they have reasons why they don't want you to record their show so please don't do it and make a scene which spoil the show for others.

The show started on time. Theatrical effects, sounds system, stage lighting,technical set up and most importantly, the martial arts displayed by the performers is outstanding. We are arts and theatre buffs and have seen many broadway type shows around the world. I am also commenting from being an ex martial arts practitioner. This show is an amazing combination of theatre cum the art of Muay Thai alongside a simple storyline weaved into it. It's not 'real'- it's a 'performance'. For anyone who reviews the show needs to keep in mind, the 'real' Muay Thai is in the ring. Just like Jet Li being a true kungfu fighter but many of his stunts and acts in the movies are Hollywood glorified.

If you have never seen Muay Thai and know little about it, The Legend Lives offers an insight into the history and glimpse of this unique and worshipped sport in Thailand. You see the fighting less the bloodiness. The skill level of each guy is commendable. I would think since they perform every night, they would be inclined to slack off..... I was wrong. They are truly a professional cast. There were numerous scenes that cause jaw dropping moments.

One of the previous reviewer Natsys gave a very accurate description and comparison with watching Muay Thai in the boxing ring.

After the show, the audience was invited to meet the cast. That's when we were totally blown away. They prepared a cute cake, with some Japanese style munchies and then everyone crowded around Russell and sang him the birthday song. The pretty ladies smothered him with kisses and hugs. The macho guys picked him up and offered their autographs. And, then they sent him and his brother home each with a wonderful The Legend Lives souvenir ... Big thanks to the lady manager who worked with Julien and the crew to set up all the details that made us feel exceptionally welcomed.

Naturally, we are wowed by the extra touch of special service and attention we'd received. Irregardless, we are more than impressed with the whole production. It is a great way to spend an evening. We had only a few short days in Bangkok and were glad we chose to spend our time here over something else. There is a bonus: since dialogue is limited, so you could be a kid, a grandmother or you could speak no Thai, no english and still enjoy the show!

In Thailand, you can get filled with a plate of Pad Thai for 25bht on the street or you can pay 2000bht for a buffet in a 5 star hotel. I enjoy street food and I like good value but you can't expect to pay the same when you sit on the sidewalk breathing in fumes from traffic as you tuck in your pad Thai and when you are being served in a posh setting with tablecloth and silverware and have access to bathroom facilities. The show is not in an open air parking lot but in a new state of the art indoor theater. Bottom line is, you get what you paid for. If this troupe ever travels to perform in a major city like NYC or London, I have no doubt it will sell out and at a much higher ticket price point.

For us, we find The Legend Lives a 5 star experience, and definitely worth every penny.

Visited April 2014
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Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews
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“You can't miss it!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect, we left the show speechless! What an amazing performance!
The place is comfortable and very well organized, the price is fair, friendly staff and cast!
The show was excellent, history, culture and entertainment perfectly combined. If you enjoy martial arts, this show is a must see!

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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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“Physical, fun and super friendly”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

The stage combat was incredible, these guys are super fit and the choreography was first class. there are some very funny bits which I didn't expect but it tells the story of Muay Thai, a tiny bit of Thailand's history and overall a very pleasurable experience. I had difficulty booking on the website so phone up to reserve tickets. Pay on door. We got upgraded as hardly anyone was there that night so maybe you don't need to book? Staff were incredibly friendly and everyone who wanted a photo with the cast got one! That wouldn't happen in many West End / Broadway shows! Fun for all the family.

Visited March 2014
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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“Muay Thai live- Expensive , one hour acrobatic show”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

I just came out of the show. It was an hour show. Paid 1500 baht for premium seats by the ringside. For the premium tickets I get a soft drink and a large salted popcorn. The ring and stage was connected. I would not say there s any difference between the premium tickets and the regular ; 1200 baht tickets. I should have just bought the regular tickets. Performers seemed to be real acrobatic and fit and managed to demonstrate various Muay Thai stunts. Visual and story line was poor. Midway through the show, the visual presentation at the stage failed due to technical problems and there was basically a blank black screen till the end of the show. Props was used and sword fights was credible. I feel that the whole show lacked a proper storyline and there was basically just fighting and more fighting scenes. I would consider the tickets expensive for such a short show with poor visual presentation. At the end of the show, there was not even any apology for the technical errors by the managements. The theater hall was miserably filled (perhaps attributed to the high costs of the tickets?) . I would not recommend this show but if one is into expensive Muay Thai demonstration, then this is the show to watch.

Visited March 2014
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