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Where to Watch Muay Thai in Phuket

Where to watch Muay Thai in Phuket

Any trip to Thailand would not be complete without experiencing the electrifying atmosphere of live Muay Thai. As the country’s national sport and a point of significant pride for Thai people, Muay Thai, often referred to as the “art of eight limbs,” has roots dating back to the 13th century in the Sukhothai Kingdom. In those days, it was a martial art used in self-defense and battle, but fast-forward 800 years, it has become a sport popular around the world. Each year, it attracts thousands of visitors to Thailand, with training in Phuket being a top destination to train, develop, and even fight.

Check our full guide to the history of Muay Thai HERE

Earlier this year, Muay Thai was bestowed with a significant honor, being declared a ‘soft power,’ a recognition that came from the Prime Minister himself. As Muay Thai still awaits Olympic inclusion (it was granted provisional recognition but just missed out on the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles), this accreditation is a monumental boost to the sport and all the people who tirelessly work to keep it alive, especially on the grassroots levels.

But you don’t need to travel to the country’s capital to witness thrilling bouts of Muay Thai, Phuket has a plethora of venues to cater to your interest. Where to go though? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our complete go-to guide to make your experience simple and hassle-free.

Bangla Boxing Stadium

Bangla Boxing Stadium

Arguably Phuket’s most famous stadium, Bangla Boxing Stadium got a major upgrade a few years back.

The stadium used to be situated right in the center of the famous Bangla Walking Street, hence the name. However, it relocated to a more spacious location on Banzaan Road, just behind Jungceylon Mall. The stadium is still within walking distance of Bangla Road or Patong Beach.

The benefits of watching Muay Thai here is that you can explore one of Phuket’s busiest areas on foot and even have a coconut on the beach while watching the sunset before heading to the fights.

Bangla Stadium boasts four nights of Muay Thai weekly: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Fights start at approximately 9 p.m. Expect six to eight fights per fight card, which means you’ll be in for two satisfying hours of Muay Thai. VIP tickets start at 1,900 baht, while stadium seating will set you back 1,500 baht.

Bangla Boxing Stadium

Patong Boxing Stadium

Patong Boxing Stadium

Patong Boxing Stadium, a vibrant hub of Phuket’s Muay Thai scene, is a must-visit for fight enthusiasts. Tucked away just a short distance from Bangla Walking Street, the stadium feels like an escape from the lively Patong nightlife. Its single-story layout, more spacious than Bangla Boxing Stadium, buzzes with the same level of excitement, promising an evening of thrilling fights.

Also boasting four nights of live Muay Thai per week, you can watch fights here every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Wednesday. For 1,800 baht, you can get yourself a ringside seat. The chairs are more comfortable than standard seating, and you’ll also get a free t-shirt. At 1,500, you can get yourself a ticket to standard seating, still a fantastic view.

Generally speaking, if a bigger card is coming to the island, there is a good chance it will be held here. Some of the fights are even televised.

Patong Boxing Stadium Sainamyen

Sinbi Boxing Stadium

Sinbi Boxing Stadium

You’ll have to travel down south to catch fights in Phuket’s newest stadium. At 2,500 baht per VIP ticket, it is one of the pricier options for experiencing live Muay Thai. However, you will get to sit in some pretty comfy chairs, similar to VIP seating in movie cinemas in Thailand. Ringside will put you back 1,800 baht, whereas stadium seating goes for 1,500 baht a person. As can be expected from Phuket’s newest stadium, it’s got all the fixings: TVs, fancy lighting, and air conditioning. If heat isn’t your thing, this is the stadium to go to.

Sinbi puts on shows just once a week on Saturday. Like the other stadiums, fights start at 9 p.m., and you can expect around six to eight fights per card.

Sinbi Muay Thai

Rawai Boxing Stadium

Also located on the island’s southern end, Rawai is another excellent option for watching quality Muay Thai. Compared to both Bangla and Sinbi, Rawai is a less extravagant affair that offers a more straightforward yet lively Muay Thai experience. Nevertheless, it still ensures all the fundamental elements of a stadium venue are covered. There’s lots of food, and all the seating offers great views. It’s built like a classic stadium with tiered seating.

It offers live Muay Thai twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m. (depending on how many knockouts there are). VIP seating will put you back 2,200 baht per person, but each ticket comes with a free beer. Ringside costs 1,800 baht, and stadium seating costs 1,500 baht.

Rawai Boxing Stadium

Bangtao Brawl Fight Night

Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA Fight Night. Bangtao Brawl

Believe it or not, we started promoting our own shows right here at Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA. But things here are a little different. For one, we’ve got Muay Thai and MMA —  both pro and amateur — and grappling matches. Last month marked our first foray into the live fight scene, and it was a massive success. Not only were the fights electrifying, but we also had a live DJ, giveaways, food, and drinks. 

We’re doing this to create opportunities for all our hard-working students. Let’s have some fun and do it together. What’s a trip to Thailand without getting into the ring yourself?

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Local Shows

With four fully functioning stadiums already in Phuket, there isn’t much need for grassroots events, such as what you would see in rural Thailand. However, if you are seeking a unique experience off the beaten path, consider checking in with one of our trainers. They might be able to offer you the exclusive opportunity to attend out of province events with our fighters.

We’re Here to Help

At Bangtao, we strive to make your experience as seamless as possible. We can assist you in booking tickets to any of the stadiums in Phuket and arrange transportation. Simply visit the front desk for more information. It’s also advised to check the fight card ahead of time. While the stadiums guarantee fights multiple times a week, different promoters are responsible for the fight cards and matchmaking.

Please note that fight times and prices are subject to change.