The verdant hills surrounding cosmopolitan Chiang Mai have long been dotted with hill tribe villages of Thailand’s many ethnic minorities. Visiting one or more of these rural outposts has become a quintessential northern Thailand experience. Here’s what you need to know.
1 Mun Mueang Rd, Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai, 50100
You’ll see both young novices and seasoned professionals fight over the course of a single night. In addition to traditional matches, show fights are a fun option—check out blind boxing, where blindfold-wearing participants attempt to knock each other out.
Choose a standard, ring-side, or VIP seat, although the stadium is small and views are good from just about everywhere. Purchase your ticket at the gate, or book online for extra savings. For a hassle-free experience, opt for a ticket package that includes round-trip transfer from your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Things to Know Before You Go
Thapae Stadium is ideal for Muay Thai fans and travelers wanting to experience Thai culture.
Drinks are available for purchase from the stadium’s several bars.
Muay Thai is a violent sport, and not everyone may be comfortable watching.
Free Wi-fi is available.
How to Get There
Thapae Stadium is located on Moon Muang Road, in the old city of Chiang Mai, across from Tha Phae Gate in the East Wall. It’s easy to get there by taxi, tuk tuk, or songthaew—just be sure to negotiate the price ahead of time.
When to Get There
Fights are held daily from Monday through Saturday. Doors open at 8pm, and matches start shortly after 9pm, with little to no break in between. The last match usually ends by 11pm.
Muay Thai in Chiang Mai
Another popular place to see fights is Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium, the most professional of all the venues. Located in the Chang Phuak area, the stadium holds fights three times a week. There’s also Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium, inside the Loi Kroh entertainment center, where fights happen daily from Tuesday through Saturday.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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