Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium, Bangkok

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Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium or, in Thai, Sanam Muay Rajadamnern, is a sporting arena located in Bangkok, Thailand. Along with Lumpinee Stadium, the Rajadamnern is one of the two main stadiums for modern Muay Thai. The stadium has its own ranking system and championship titles up to Middleweight (160 lbs). Muay thai contests are held on every Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. The fights usually start around 6.30 p.m. Ticket prices range from 1,000 (third class) to 2,000 (ring-side) Baht.
In 1941, the Prime Minister of Thailand, Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram gave orders to build a national boxing stadium on Rajadamnern Avenue. Impresse Italiane All' Estero-Oriente won the construction rights, and the 258,900 baht project foundation stone was laid on March 1, 1941.
Due to the lack of construction supplies during the World War II, the project was halted until August 1945. When the war ended and the construction resumed, it took only four months to complete it. The first boxing match was held on December 23, 1945. Tickets were priced at between 70 and 300 Baht. Pramote Puengsoonthorn became the first stadium manager, who remained in the post until his retirement in 1947.
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  • My wife and I had a wonderful time! Lots of really great fighters. Fun to watch and not too brutal. We sat in second class which was perfect for us, gives you a great view of the action. Plus, they ha...  more »
  • This is one of those things that you must do to feel like a local! I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. These athletes put on a great show. We saw two KO and lots of blood. It was exciting, a...  more »
  • So far this has been the highlight of my trip, went with the ringside seats and would say definitely worth the price! Ringside also let's you get a photograph with the winner after the fight plus quic...  more »
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  • Well we are currently in Thailand but won’t go here. We were here 2 years ago, believe it’s still the same. Frenetic fun ambiance if you choose the cheapest seats in the circle near the locals. They even shared their peanuts with us. They have specific tickets for foreigners (sorry can’t remember the price). We bought it there as we arrived and asked for the cheapest ones. So avoid agents, it’s not necessary and they’ll get you in a cage with only tourists. Well, only if you want to get the spit of the fighters on you, braces the tourist seats are by the arena. Your choice. You had really a fun few hours. NOTE: there are very young fighters (children really) which was the downside for us...
  • Fantastic experience, must-see in my opinion. Ring side seats are overrated though. Get club class (if you want better seats and easy access to the bar) or second row (if you want the best atmosphere and don't mind standing a bit). You can usually skip the first fight, fight 5-7 are normally the most impressive. Drink prices are also fine (beer is expensive). It says to not take videos but I've never seen anyone making a fuss because of a few phones in the air for a minute or two. Tip: just because they bring you to the section for foreigners, doesn't mean you have to sit there. Typically better atmosphere with Thais.
  • I went to Muay Thai fight tournament at the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium. It was an awesome experience and gave me a moment to feel how important this way of life to the Thai people. It is not just sports, it is the root and the heart. A bit expensive if you sit at the "foreigners" zone, but that is how it is. Just know that if you want some beer and snacks it will cost you. If have the option to sit in the second round, do it, the energy is crazy amazing. Definitely a must if you are in Bangkok for the evening. The matches starts around 18:30 but the really interesting ones start from the 5th fight, so you can definitely get there around 20:00 for the action.
  • Excellent night of Muay Thai boxing, with a great number of fights and some brutal knockouts! No need to buy tickets in advance, they are available on the night. I bought club class tickets as opposed to ringside and felt that I had a better view. The local crowds that support are vociferous and give a great atmosphere! Well worth the price for a ticket, and a great start to an evening.
  • Great way to spend an evening when in Bangkok. Good standard of Thai boxing and nice venue. I suggest going for the second tier seating. The view is much better than the ringside seats.
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