What to do in Bangkok? The #26 of things to do in Bangkok is to watch a Muay Thai fight at Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium.
The fighter in red shorts gets a fist in his face, not much impressed he sees the lost cover of his opponent; he lifts his foot with all his power in the direction of the opponent’s face. Boom – the blue fighter gets the full foot power in the side of his head – he loses consciousness and falls to the ground. K.O. – the Stadium makes a collective “uhhhhhh” sound, and the fight is over.
Muay Thai is a sport full of action and nothing for a weak stomach, but it’s so much fun to watch. At the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium, you get four times a week nine fights to watch and that for a reasonable price. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday action is guaranteed, and ticket prices are always the same. I would, however, recommend going on Thursday as I heard that this is the day when all the locals come and gamble for a winner. I went on a Sunday, and the Stadium was incredibly empty, which has of course also an effect on the atmosphere. As far as I heard it’s escalating on Thursdays and so that’s the day to go.
The show always begins at 6.30 pm, and there are nine fights with five rounds (If nobody gets K.O. before). Ticket prices are ranging from 1000 THB – 2000THB. With 1000 THB you’ll be standing on the back of the Stadium, and you can gamble with the locals; however, it’s behind a net and visibility won’t be the best. 1500 THB gets you standing places before the net, and for 2000 THB you will sit around the ring and have the best views – That’s also where most of the tourist sit.
To get there, you must take a Taxi again as no BTS or MRT is around. But it’s near to the Khaosan road so you can have a drink or some food later there.