The martial art of muay Thai needs no introduction to those who follow competitive combat. The national sport of Thailand has quickly become one of the most popular forms used by mixed martial arts fighters around the world. Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs", muay Thai practioners use fists, elbows, knees, and feet to strike their opponents, thus utilizing eight points of contact for very efficient fighting (that's 4 x 2, folks). As you can imagine, muay Thai is an exhilerating, blood pumping experience - even for spectators.
Trabblrs who want to get a taste of the sport must make it a point to go to Lumpini Stadium, a lively indoor national arena built way back in 1956. Along with Ratchadamnoen Stadium, it is one of the two main venues for modern muay Thai. A word or two of advice - touts outside the stadium will often pressure you to buy the most expensive ringside seats for 2,000 baht. We recommend ignoring the touts and going straight to the ticket window to make your purchase for "normal" seats. Not only will they be cheaper, but you'll get a more immersive experience by sitting among Thais who cheer crazily after every strike!
Need another reason to go? The stadium is going to close in 2014 and will be replaced with a state-of-the-art facility 30km north of the city. It will be the end of an era so now's your chance to be a part of it before it's gone forever.
Meeting point: Main entrance.
Leaders, take note of Lumpini's fight times before creating your event: Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm, Saturday afternoons 5-8pm., Saturday nights from 8.30pm. Please get to the meeting point an hour before the fight so that you have time to get your tickets.