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The epitome of the Orient, ancient and modern

Bangkok has all the pleasures and facilities of globalised life, amid a chaotic streetscape and a culture rooted in tradition; it’s these contradictions and the city’s sensory overload that keeps it inexhaustibly compelling. Modern and crowded malls and skyscrapers coexist with historic landmarks, and architectural gems that take your breath away. A Bangkok guide should be as exhilarating and dazzling as the city. Where would you start?

Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium The art of Muay Thai. Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, crowd cheering.

Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

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Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

Home of Thailand's martial art

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Muay Thai kickboxing has become even more popular worldwide since action star Tony Jaa’s 2003 breakout movie ‘Ong Bak’. The fighting is brutal, but grace infuses the way Thai boxers pivot, lunge and punch.

Each bout begins with garlanded fighters praying, then dancing a rite in honour of past and present masters, as live music speeds up towards the bell in the Lumpini Boxing Stadium, the sport’s most hallowed arena.

Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium
Thanon Rama IV, beside Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Phone
+6622528765,+6622514303
Website
www.muaythailumpini.com/index_en.html
Hours
Open 6.30-10.30pm Tue, Fri; 5-8pm, 8.30pm-midnight Sat.
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