About Muay Thai: Many tourist-oriented Muay Thai events in Thailand keep their own local stock of fighters and often put on fake Muay Thai shows, hoping the audience will not notice the difference. At Thaphae Stadium, Fighters come from the many gyms around Northern Thailand to compete with one another. Fighters at Thaphae are career fighters. They fight for money, reputation, family, fame and often titles. Muay Thai fights at Thaphae Stadium are therefore always the real deal. Never staged, rehearsed or choreographed.
Muay Boran: In addition to real Muay Thai fights, there is often an opening Muay Boran demonstration at 9 p.m. Muay Boran is the fighting art that pre-dates Muay Thai, it has been used by Thai soldiers for centuries in battles and wars with neighboring countries. Muay Boran fighters wear traditional Thai garb and wrap their hands in rope, instead of gloves and tape, the demonstration showcases advanced and highly athletic Muay Boran attacks and fight styles over a single 3 minute round.
Blind Boxing: As a light-heated intermission, Thaphae Stadium puts on a 5 minute round blindfolded boxing 'fight'. Blindfolded boxing involves 3 to 8 people, all wearing soft boxing gloves and blindfolds. Once the music starts playing the 'fighters' have until the end of the song to knock each other down! Participants use overhand swings, as opposed to straight jabs, uppercuts and hooks. This avoids inflicting too much damage but still brings the pain!
Food, Drink and other Entertainment: The inner walls of the stadium are filled with bars that offer wide ranges of refreshment at competitive prices. The stadium also has pool tables, a fully equipped kitchen and table service available to guests. A typical night at Thaphae finishes anywhere between 11 p.m. and midnight, with the busier nights extending to 1 a.m. at the latest. Thaphae Stadiums central location makes it a perfect first stop on a big night out for anyone visiting Chiang Mai. Step outside and there are bars to your left, to your right and across the road!
Operation Time: 9:00pm - 12:00mn (Gate open at 8:00pm and start 1st match at 9:00pm)
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Address: Mun Mueang Rd, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai, Thailand