At Chaweng Stadium Muay Thai Boxing is one of the hottest tickets of the season. And you can be there to see it all happen at the heart of the action! If you are heading out to Koh Samui any time soon, this has to be right at the top of your to do list.
Muay Thai is one of the oldest martial arts around and is steeped in tradition. Sometimes known as the Art of Eight Limbs, Muay Thai combines the use of the competitor’s fist, elbows, knees, shins and feet during combat. This ensures full body contact and a very energetic fight.
You have to undergo a great deal of conditioning to be as good as these guys and you can feel their dedication from the stands of the Chaweng Stadium.
So it’s not surprising then that watching the professionals competing at Muay Thai boxing in the amazing Chaweng Stadium is a very popular pastime for the locals, just as much as us visitors to the island.
There are regular twice weekly Muay Thai boxing night to be seen at Koh Samui’s Chaweng Stadium, normally on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lasting up to 3 hours, the headline bout is often preceded by several smaller ‘warm up’ fights to get the crowd going.
The new Muay Thai boxing stadium in Chaweng has a great atmosphere, something that the excitable locals contribute to no end.
Both Thai and international professional Muay Thai fighters can be seen at the Chaweng Stadium, and the stars of the show come out to the sounds of traditional Thai music – here you’ll witness the Wai Khru Ram Muay, a warm up dance performed by Muay Thai fighters. Wai is to show respect to others by putting the hands together like in prayer. Khru means teacher. Ram means dance in the old Thai traditional style. Muay means boxing. Typically Thais call it Ram Muay or Wai Khru for short and it is a way to show respect to the trainers.
During the fights, you’ll see an exciting display of technical skill, agility, brute force, blood and cold hard knock-outs – as entertaining as the fighters is the feedback from local Thai commentator during the action.
Have a delicious Thai dinner just before getting into the heart of the action. And don’t forget you can always grab yourself a refreshing drink once then boxing gets going.
Tickets can sell out fast, particularly during peak season, so we suggest you book your tickets in advance though Samuipedia. Have a highly entertaining evening with your friends or family when you are next in Koh Samui at the world famous Chaweng Stadium. Muay Thai boxing may just become your new favourite sport.