Muay Thai Boxing at Petchbuncha Stadium
Looking to experience core aspects of Thai culture during your vacation getaway in Koh Samui? Then taking in a professional Muay Thai Boxing match at the Petchbuncha should definitely be one of the activities on your Koh Samui holiday to-do list. It is after all one of Thailand’s most loved traditional sports, with matches frequently held across Thailand and South East Asia.
Referred to as the “Art of the Eight Limbs,” Muay Thai is a full body contact sport which utilizes every limb. It is a highly daring sport so it is essential that Muay Thai practitioners execute moves and techniques with precision. Common Muay Thai moves include uppercut, elbow slash, the cobra punch and the spinning backfist.
Muay Thai is such a big part of Thai culture that in the days leading up to matches, the entire island is abuzz. Trucks playing music drive around the town, advertising the matches through loud speakers, setting the pace for an exciting viewing.
Music also plays a big role in the ambiance at the matches. The sounds of traditional Thai songs waft in the air, as animated commentators divulge to the cheering audience the background and information of each Muay Thai fighter.
A Muay Thai match is filled with such high energy, and is so action packed, you’re bound to be utterly exhilarated, no matter the location of your seat in the stadium.
The fact that Petchbuncha stadium is located in the Chaweng, very close to the Laem Market, means you’ll also be able to enjoy a delicious traditional Thai dish at an attractive price, before or after the match.
If boxing is a sport you enjoy, you’ll love the experience of viewing a Muay Thai match at Petchbuncha Stadium. So go on, get your tickets to see up to 10 exciting rounds of Muay Thai boxing at Petchbuncha Stadium every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 21:00. Petchbuncha Stadium also provides a number of Muay Thai lessons in the arena. So select your pick of those two very exciting ways to get in on the Muay Thai action in Koh Samui.