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The epitome of the Orient: ancient and modern

Bangkok has all the pleasures and facilities of globalized 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. Crowded malls and skyscrapers coexist with historic landmarks and architectural gems that take your breath away.

Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

Lumpini Muay Thai Boxing Stadium

Home of Thailand's martial art

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Home of Thailand's martial art Editors' Note

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, 10330 Bangkok
Open 6.30-10.30pm Tue, Fri; 5-8pm, 8.30pm-midnight Sat.