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Where to Watch Muay Thai Fights in Bangkok (Top 8+ Must See Spots)

If you’re ever in Thailand, one of things you must do is watch a Muay Thai fight in Bangkok. I promise if you’ve never been to a live Muay Thai fight, the energy of the crowd and the sounds of the strikes is like nothing else you’ve experienced.

If you’re looking for a quick recommendation, we recommend sticking to the larger, more popular venues like Rajadamnern Stadium and Lumpinee Stadium These are mostly centrally located in Bangkok with Lumpinee being a bit further.

In this post, we’ve included all the best spots to check out a Muay Thai fight, plus details on the most popular venues and even tried to cover related questions that might come up when attempting to book a ticket to catch a Muay Thai fight in Thailand.

Related: If you are a beginner or interested in starting Muay Thai check out our beginner’s guide here

Where to Watch Muay Thai Fights in Bangkok – Key Points

  1. Top Bangkok stadiums: Rajadamnern Stadium and Lumpinee Stadium are the most popular venues for watching Muay Thai fights in Bangkok
  2. Free entry option: Channel 7 Boxing Stadium offers free admission for standing option to watch Muay Thai fights (they charge 300 TBH for seating)
  3. Additional stadiums: Besides the famous venues, other options for watching Muay Thai in Bangkok include Rangsit Stadium, MX Muay Xtreme, and MBK Fight Nights, among others. (See section below for catching fights outside of Bangkok in other Thai cities)
  4. Fight schedules: Muay Thai fights typically take place on different days of the week in various stadiums but will usually occur in the evening
  5. Cost: You can expect to pay ~300-1,000 THB for third-class seating at most stadiums (see below table for a full price breakdown for each popular venue)
  6. Check with your Hotel: be sure to ask your hotel (if you’re staying at one) to see if they can get you tickets. Depending on the hotel they may be able to get you discounted or free tickets

Prices of Muay Thai Figths at Popular Venues in Thailand

VenueLocationRingside SeatSecond-Class SeatThird-Class SeatFree Entry
Rajadamnern StadiumBangkok3,500 THB2,500 THB1,000 THBNo
Lumpinee Stadium (Depends on promotion*)Bangkok1,500 -3,000 THB800-2,000 THB750-1000 THBNo
Channel 7 StadiumBangkokN/AN/A300 THB (for seating)Yes ( On Sundays for standing)
World Siam StadiumBangkok1,000 THB800 THBN/ANo
MBK CenterBangkokN/AN/AN/AYes

For your reference, here is a quick table on THB vs other Popular Currencies*

CurrencyCurrency CodeApproximate value in THB
United States DollarUSD33.00 THB
EuroEUR37.00 THB
British Pound SterlingGBP44.00 THB
Australian DollarAUD24.00 THB
Canadian DollarCAD26.00 THB
Japanese YenJPY0.29 THB
Chinese Yuan RenminbiCNY5.20 THB
Indian RupeeINR0.44 THB

Tips for Enjoying the Muay Thai Experience

  1. Arrive early to secure a good seat, especially if you plan to attend a free event like those at Channel 7 Stadium or MBK Fight Nights.
  2. Be prepared for noise and cheering, as Thai fans are known for their enthusiasm and passion for the sport.
  3. Consider attending a fight at a smaller, lesser-known stadium to experience an authentic and less touristy atmosphere.
  4. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of transportation when planning your visit, as some stadiums are located outside the city center.
  5. Finally, try to keep an open mind and enjoy the energy, skill, and tradition of Muay Thai

Best Places to Watch a Muay Thai Fight in Bangkok

1. Rajadamnern Stadium

Rajadamnern Stadium, or Ratchadamnoen Stadium, should be your top pick for where to watch a Muay Thai fight in Thailand (I know its mine).

Although it’s likely the most popular venue for Muay Thai fights in Bangkok, both tourists and locals flock to catch fights here – plus its centrally located so its very easy to get to.

As Bangkok’s oldest boxing stadium, it has been an iconic venue since its opening in 1945. The stadium was established by then Prime Minister, Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, who aimed to create a national stage for professional Muay Thai.

The stadium boasts a rich history, with many famous fighters and memorable fights occurring within its walls.

Legendary fighters like

  • Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn
  • Samart Payakaroon
  • Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym

have fought at Rajadamnern, contributing to its reputation as a place where champions are made.

Rajadamnern Stadium is known for its electric atmosphere, drawing in both locals and tourists. Its central location makes it easily accessible for visitors to Bangkok, and the inclusion of female fighters offers a more inclusive experience for enthusiasts.

Fight Schedule

Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium is a must-visit for Muay Thai enthusiasts. Fights are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, starting at 6 pm. Sundays are often reserved for lower-level fighters, while the other days showcase professional fighters.

How to Get There

The stadium is pretty centrally locating in Bangkok, located at:

8 Rajadamnern Nok Road,
Wat Somanas, Pomprapsattruphai,
Bangkok 10100 Thailand.

You can reach it via taxi, tuk-tuk, or by taking the BTS Skytrain to National Stadium Station followed by a short taxi ride.

Ticket Information

Below is general pricing information which of course can change based on day of the week and event:

  • Ringside seats at Rajadamnern Stadium cost 3,500 THB.
  • The second-class seats, priced at 2,500 THB, offer a better view of the action.
  • Third class seats usually go for 1,500 THB. (These are the highest and cheapest seats which may also have obstructed views.)

You can check current prices and buy tickets here.

2. Lumpinee Stadium

Right next to Rajadamnern Stadium in terms of popularity and accessibility is Lumpinee Stadium.

Its another excellent venue to catch a Muay Thai fight. The only con is that Lumpinee Stadium is a bit further out of the way which may sway some tourists from going, but we still strongly recommend making it there.

Operated by the Thai Army, the New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is a top destination for witnessing the best Muay Thai fighters in action.

Inaugurated in 1956, this prestigious stadium has been home to some of the greatest Muay Thai fighters and matches. Lumpinee Stadium moved from its original location to its current one in Ram Intra Road in 2014, offering a modern and more spacious venue.

Lumpinee Stadium has been the battleground for numerous legendary fighters such as

  • Buakaw Banchamek
  • Yodsanklai Fairtex
  • Nong-O Gaiyanghadao

The current schedule at Lumpinee Stadium features fights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Tuesdays and Fridays host fights starting at 6:30 PM, while Saturday matches begin at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM, offering two separate events. These scheduled events showcase both established fighters and rising stars, ensuring a dynamic and exciting experience for spectators.

Current Schedule:

  • Fights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • Tuesday and Friday fights start at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday fights at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Lumpinee Stadium should undoubtedly be on your list for places to hit when in Bangkok.

Fight Schedule

Lumpinee Stadium, officially known as New Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, usually hosts fights on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

We recommend checking out their website to confirm dates, times, and prices of tickets here.

Saturday fights begin at 5 pm, while fights on other days start at 6:30 pm. Tuesdays often feature the most elite fighters.

How to Get There

Lumpinee Stadium is located at:

6 Ram Inthra Rd, Anusawari, Bang Khen, Bangkok 10220, Thailand

Located near Don Muang Airport, Lumpinee Stadium is accessible via taxi or by taking the BTS Skytrain to Wat Phra Sri Mahathat, followed by a taxi ride to the stadium.(The closest BTS Station is Wat Phra Sri Mahathat*)

Ticket Information

Below is a breakdown of ticket information at Lumpinee Staidum. These tickets can actually vary pretty widely based on promotion/event.

  • Ringside seats at Lumpinee Stadium can cost 2,000-3,050 THB
  • 2nd Class (Zone A, D, E) 1,000-1,500 THB
  • 3rd Class (Zone B, C) 800-1,200 THB

Some common promotions that hold events at Lumpinee Stadium are:

  • ONE Championship
  • LWC Super Champ
  • Fairtex Fight

3. Channel 7 Stadium

Channel 7 Stadium in Bangkok is another solid venue for Muay Thai fights in Bangkok. A big standout is that entrance is free for standing customers. If you would like seating you can opt to pay ~300 THB, which is still on the cheap side when compared to the other popular stadiums like Lumpinee or Rajadamnern.

However, expect the standing area to be packed, and if you do decide to pay for seating be prepared for hard benches.

Situated in the Chatuchak area, near Chatuchak Park, the stadium is owned and operated by Thailand’s Channel 7 TV network, which also broadcasts the fights live every Sunday.

Channel 7 Stadium has hosted numerous talented fighters, including

  • Singdam Kiatmuu9
  • Muangthai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym
  • Rodtang Jitmuangnon
  • Petchdam Petchyindeeacademy

These fighters have left their mark on the stadium, contributing to its reputation as a prominent venue for up-and-coming fighters to showcase their skills.

Fight Schedule

The current schedule at Channel 7 Stadium features fights every Sunday, starting at 2:00 PM. This weekly event showcases a mix of established fighters and promising newcomers, ensuring an engaging and exciting experience for spectators. One of the standout features of this stadium is that admission is free, making it a popular choice for both locals and tourists seeking an authentic Muay Thai experience.

How to Get There

Channel 7 Stadium is located at:

998/1 Phahon Yothin 01.18
Jomphol Jaktujak
Bangkok, Thailand

Located close to Chatuchak Park and Market, and the Mochit Bus Depot. Skytrain station Mo Chit.

Situated in Chatuchak, the stadium is close to the Northern Bus Station (Mochit). You can get there by taking the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit Station or the MRT to Chatuchak Park Station, followed by a short taxi ride.

Ticket Information

Again, admission to Channel 7 Stadium is free, making it a great option for those looking to experience Muay Thai without laying out money.

4. World Siam Stadium

World Siam Stadium, located in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi District, is one of the city’s newest Muay Thai venues.

Situated near the massive shopping mall, The Mall Bang Kapi, it offers an opportunity to combine shopping with an exciting Muay Thai event.

Key Points:

  • Located at Tawanna Bangkapi Community Market in Bang Kapi District, Bangkok
  • Schedule: Saturdays, starting at 16:00
  • Ticket prices: 800 THB for Grandstand Seat, 1000 THB for VIP Ringside, discounted ticket packs available for groups
  • Accessible by taxi, with a future metro station reportedly in the works

Established in 2020, World Siam Stadium (WSS) is the result of a collaboration between Thai and foreign industry veterans of Muay Thai and combat sports. This international team brings a fresh perspective to the traditional Muay Thai scene, making WSS a favorable venue for watching fights in Bangkok.

Despite its ambitious plans to become the center stage of fight sports in Thailand, the stadium’s opening coincided with a challenging global situation. Nevertheless, the WSS team has successfully engaged the Muay Thai community through social media and has hosted events featuring big names such as Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Kaonar PKSaenchaiGym, and Prajanchay PKSaenchaiGym.

The stadium’s only downside is its location, which is difficult to access during rush hour.

However, once a metro station is available, World Siam Stadium has the potential to become a must-visit attraction for fight fans in Bangkok.

5. Rangsit Stadium

Rangsit Boxing Stadium, a popular spot among local Muay Thai fans, is located in Pathum Thani near Rangsit University and Don Mueang International Airport. Although not as prestigious as Bangkok’s more famous venues, Rangsit Stadium offers high-quality fights and an incredible night out for Muay Thai enthusiasts.

Key Points:

  • Located in Pathum Thani, near Rangsit University and Don Mueang International Airport
  • Schedule: Fights held on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; professional fights at 16:00
  • Ticket prices: 100-300 THB for basic tickets, up to 1500 THB for VIP seats (includes two free drinks)
  • Accessible by taxi or Grab

Established in 1962, Rangsit Stadium has moved several times and now boasts a state-of-the-art Muay Thai facility with top-notch lighting and sound systems. The stadium hosts fights every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, with young and beginner matches at midday on Sundays and professional fighters competing at 16:00.

The Friday night event, “Muay Man Wan Suk,” promoted by Petchyindee, features many top elite fighters and offers a unique experience with live DJ performances. However, visitors should consider arriving two hours early to avoid rush hour traffic.

Tickets for fights at Rangsit Stadium range from 100-300 THB for basic seats, depending on the day, and up to 1500 THB for VIP seats, which include two free drinks and a great view. The venue also hosts female competitors and foreign fighters, adding variety to the fight lineup.

6. MX Muay Xtreme

MX Muay Xtreme in Bangkok offers a unique and energetic experience for those looking to enjoy Muay Thai fights. Catering to a younger audience, MX Muay Xtreme deviates from traditional Muay Thai rules by using modern music, colorful entrances, and often featuring Thai fighters against foreigners.

Key Points:

  • Located at GMM Grammy Place, Sukhumvit 21 Road (Asoke), Bangkok
  • Schedule: Every Friday night at 20:30
  • Ticket price: Free admission
  • Accessible by BTS (Asok Station) or MRT (Sukhumvit Station)

MX Muay Xtreme distinguishes itself from other fight promotions by having fighters wear light, 6 oz gloves, resulting in a higher knockout rate and more intense action. This weekly show, broadcasted on TV, provides a thrilling experience for spectators.

To get there, take the BTS to Asok Station or the MRT to Sukhumvit Station, then walk for 15 minutes to the GMM Grammy building. Be sure to arrive around 20:00 to secure your seats.

7. MBK Fight Night

MBK Fight Night in Bangkok offers a unique and more casual experience for Muay Thai enthusiasts, taking place at the massive MBK Center shopping mall. Although the fights feature lower-tier fighters compared to other venues, the free admission, easy access, and open-air setting make it popular among shoppers and those new to Muay Thai.

Key Points:

  • Located at MBK Center, Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok
  • Schedule: Wednesday at 17:00, currently twice a month (check their official Facebook Page for updates)
  • Ticket price: Free admission
  • Accessible by BTS (National Stadium Station) or a 10-minute walk from BTS Siam Station

Started in 2010 and now managed by the World Muay Thai Organisation, MBK Fight Night includes MMA matches on the card and offers an opportunity to see foreign and female fighters. Each event lasts only a couple of hours, making it a perfect introduction to Muay Thai for first-time spectators.

8. Siam Boxing Stadium

Siam Boxing Stadium, also known as Omnoi Stadium, is located in the neighboring Samut Sakhon province. Although smaller than some other venues, it offers an authentic experience of watching Muay Thai fights with locals, including a higher rate of knockouts and a mix of professional fighters from Thailand and abroad. The tickets are more affordable compared to other stadiums, making it an attractive option for those wanting to enjoy a professional Muay Thai match at a reasonable price.

Key Points:

  • Address: Siam Boxing Stadium, 74 Moo 12, Soi Phet Kasem 87, Om Noi, Samut Sakhon
  • Schedule: Sunday at 11:00
  • Ticket price: 300-500 THB
  • Accessible via bus or taxi from central Bangkok

Siam Boxing Stadium, which can hold 4,000 spectators, opened in the early 1980s and rapidly gained popularity, leading to a relocation to a larger venue about 30 km outside Bangkok. The stadium is known for its wild atmosphere and higher number of knockouts, making it a thrilling destination for Muay Thai enthusiasts.

Other Stadiums in Bangkok

  • Muay Thai Super Champ/Muay Hardcore: These events take place at Baan Muay Thai in Bang Khen on Sundays from 6:20 pm. The fights are broadcast live on Channel 8 and feature both Thai and foreign fighters.
  • World Siam Stadium: Located near National Stadium, World Siam Stadium hosts a variety of Muay Thai events. The schedule varies, so it’s best to check the stadium’s website or social media channels for the most up-to-date information on upcoming fights.
  • Bangkok Boxing Stadium: Established in 2006 by a leading Muay Thai promoter, this smaller venue offers a more staged atmosphere, complete with ceremony and glamour. Men and women compete here, and it’s particularly popular among tourists. Fights take place on Saturdays at 2:30 pm, with tickets priced at 1,500 THB.
  • MBK Fight Nights: These outdoor events are held in front of the MBK shopping center. Fights occur approximately once a month, featuring a mix of male and female fighters. Admission is free, making it an excellent option for budget-conscious travelers.

Watching Muay Thai Fights Outside of Bangkok


Max Muay Thai

While Bangkok should be the number one destination for catching a Muay Thai fight, if we had to choose a second best option outside the city limits it would be at Max Muay Thai Stadium in Pattaya.

Their events have become smaller in recent years, but they are still probably the best place to see Muay Thai fights outside of Bangkok.

Max Muay Thai offers a unique experience, combining traditional Muay Thai with modern entertainment. Fights are usually held daily at 7:20 pm, with tickets priced at 2,000 THB for ringside seats and 1,500 THB for standard seats.


Patong Boxing Stadium

Located near Patong Beach, this stadium hosts fights every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9 pm. The venue features both male and female fighters and is popular among tourists. Ringside tickets cost 2,000 THB, while standard tickets are priced at 1,700 THB.

Bangla Boxing Stadium

Situated on Sainamyen Road, Bangla Boxing Stadium holds fights every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 9 pm. Known for its lively atmosphere and high-quality fights, the venue showcases both Thai and foreign fighters. Ringside tickets are 2,000 THB, and standard tickets cost 1,700 THB.

Koh Samui

Chaweng Boxing Stadium

This stadium hosts fights every Tuesday and Friday at 9 pm. As the largest stadium on the island, it offers a unique atmosphere and top-notch fights. Ringside tickets cost 1,500 THB, while standard tickets are 1,000 THB.

Chiang Mai

Thapae Boxing Stadium

Located near Thapae Gate, this stadium holds fights every night from 9 pm. With its central location and daily fights, Thapae Boxing Stadium is a popular choice for tourists. Ringside tickets cost 1,200 THB, and standard tickets are 800 THB.

Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives (Theatrical Show)


This theatrical show takes place every Tuesday to Sunday at 8 pm, offering a different perspective on Muay Thai. It may seem a little silly, but if you want to get the feeling and history and influece that Muay Thai has on Thai culture as a whole this may be a good option for you.

How to Get There

The venue, Asiatique The Riverfront, is accessible via a free shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier, near BTS Saphan Taksin Station.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives cost 1,200 THB for standard seats and 1,500 THB for premium seats.

About the Show

This show combines theater, history, and martial arts to showcase the rich culture of Muay Thai. It’s an excellent option for those who want to learn more about the sport without attending an actual fight.

General Info on Muy Thai

Dress Code for Watching Muay Thai

While there is no strict dress code for attending Muay Thai fights, it is advisable to dress modestly and comfortably. Avoid wearing revealing clothing or beachwear, and opt for light, breathable fabrics to stay comfortable in the warm environment.

The Rituals of Muay Thai

The rituals of Muay Thai are an integral part of the sport, deeply rooted in Thai culture and tradition. These rituals reflect the respect and spiritual connection that fighters have with their trainers, families, and the sport itself. Some of the key elements of Muay Thai rituals include:

  • Wai Kru Ram Muay: This pre-fight ritual is performed by both fighters as a way to show respect to their trainers, families, and the sport. The Wai Kru is a series of movements and gestures that pay homage to their teachers, while the Ram Muay is a dance-like routine set to traditional Thai music. Each fighter’s Ram Muay can be unique, often reflecting their gym’s style or their personal flair.
    >>> Jump to our full post on “What is the Wai Kru” here
  • Mongkol: The Mongkol is a sacred headband worn by fighters during the Wai Kru Ram Muay ritual. It is believed to bring good luck and protection to the fighter, and is typically blessed by a Buddhist monk or the fighter’s trainer. The Mongkol is removed before the fight begins but is placed in the fighter’s corner for continued protection during the match.
  • Pra Jiad: These armbands are worn on both arms during the Wai Kru Ram Muay ritual and throughout the fight. Like the Mongkol, the Pra Jiad is believed to bring protection and good luck to the fighter. They are often made from pieces of cloth that have been blessed or carry personal significance to the fighter.
  • Sealing the ring: As part of the Wai Kru Ram Muay, fighters will circle the ring three times before beginning their dance. This action is believed to “seal” the ring, creating a protective barrier that keeps negative energy out and maintains the sanctity of the competition space.

These rituals showcase the deep connection between Muay Thai and Thai culture, emphasizing the values of respect, spirituality, and tradition that are integral to the sport. By participating in these rituals, fighters not only prepare themselves mentally and spiritually for the battle ahead, but also connect with the rich history and heritage of Muay Thai.

Learning Muay Thai in Thailand

Best Places to Learn Muay Thai

Thailand offers numerous training camps and gyms for those interested in learning Muay Thai. Some of the top locations include:

  1. Tiger Muay Thai (Phuket)
  2. Fairtex Training Center (Pattaya)
  3. Evolve MMA (Bangkok)
  4. Sitjemam Muay Thai (Pai, Chiang Mai)
  5. Yokkao Training Center (Bangkok)

These gyms cater to all skill levels, from beginners to professional fighters. Many gyms also offer accommodation packages, making it convenient for travelers to immerse themselves in the training experience.

Best Time to See Muay Thai Fights

While Muay Thai fights occur year-round, visiting during the high season (November to February) offers the best weather conditions and the most extensive selection of fights.

During this period, stadiums host numerous events, and there’s a higher chance of catching top-tier fighters in action.

Best Places to Watch Muay Thai Figths in Bangkok (and Thailand)

If you’re interested in Muay Thai or MMA or just happen to be visiting Thailand on your honeymoon, we strongly recommend checking out a Muay Thai fight in Bangkok.

If you’ve never been to a live, sanctioned Muay Thai or MMA fight, you’ll be blown away by the tension in the air, the noises of the crowd, and sounds of strikes landing in the ring.

Its truly a crazy environment and a once in a lifetime experience.

For a more authentic and accessible experience, we recommend Rajadamnern or Lumpinee stadium. However, there are also alternative and smaller venues like MBK mall (MBK Fight Nights) and MX Muay Xtreme or even the free Channel 7 Stadium (if you don’t mind standing).

Hopefully, this post gave you some ideas on choosing where to catch a Muay Thai fight when you are in Bangkok and maybe one day I’ll see you there!

Thanks for reading,