Muay Thai (Thai boxing, or Thai kick boxing) is Thailand’s national sport. It is a self-defence technique that was developed and tested in battle by the ancient warriors of the kingdom of Siam. A combination of kickboxing and stand-up grappling called clinching, it is often referred to as the ‘art of the eight limbs’ (the arms, elbows, legs and knees, all of which are used to strike the opponent).
It is the oldest known style of kickboxing and the most deadly and effective. An adult Thai boxer will usually weigh not more than 55kg, yet again and again when put up against opponents skilled in other martial arts, the Muay Thai fighter has come out on top.
Training is intensive and begins young, at six or seven years old, with a boxer’s first fight taking place at around age eight. Their dream, aside from earning money, is to fight in the legendary Bangkok stadiums, Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen, a glory reserved only for a few and watched on television every week by millions of Thai fans.
Ao Nang Krabi Stadium behind Nopparat Thara Beach is the largest Muay Thai venue in southern Thailand and puts on regular Thai boxing bouts on a smaller scale, every Friday night. If you would like to see this astonishing sport live, this is the place to come in Krabi. Matches are all about spectacle: a complex dance ceremony is performed before each fight to pay respect to the combattants’ teachers and to the guardian spirit of Thai boxing.
However, they are not ‘for show’, as in some tourist areas – they are real fights, regularly attended by local Thai fans.Annoucement
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Operate 21:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs.
The prices include free return transfer from Krabi and Aonang hotels..
Extra Charge for private transfer Klongmaung and Tabkaek THB 500/way.
2 day / week (Monday, Friday)