Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is Bangkok’s ultimate Thai Boxing venue. Muay Thai is very much engrained in Thai culture and it can be a unique experience for the curious traveler. The stadium has recently relocated to the northern suburbs of Bangkok, only a short taxi ride from Novotel Bangkok IMPACT.
The new Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is on Ramindra Road, located close to Don Muang Airport and can seat up to 8,000 spectators in an air-conditioned venue. Ticket prices may vary depending on proximity to the ring. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, drinks and snacks are served by waiters and there’s also a small snack shop. However, do not plan on having dinner at the stadium as there are no real restaurants at the venue.
Like any stadium, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium gets loud. However, there is nothing louder than a Muay Thai stadium when the fights begin. The crowd gasps, roars, cheers and makes as much noise as possible when fighters make contact. All this is amplified by the arena’s musicians playing the strident Javanese clarinet, drums and cymbals. The intensity of the music tempo grows with the fighters, as the bouts are powerful and fast. The atmosphere is electric.
Muay Thai bouts are only 5 rounds and three minutes rounds. Spectators can enjoy up to 9 fights a night atLumpinee Boxing Stadium, starting around 6pm with the main bout around 9pm. One thing to look out for is the pre-fight dance or Wai Kruu dance. During this ritual, each boxer pays respect to their teacher while wearing a traditional headband (mongkhol). The headband, which is an important spiritual object, is removed by the boxer’s teacher before the fight.
For more information about how to get to Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, please do not hesitate to contact our concierge.
1 Ratchadamnoen Nok Rd.,Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, 10200