Mauy Thai (Kickboxing)

Davidlohr Bueso

Thailand gave the ancient art of Thai Kickboxing ("Muay Thai") to the world, and there is hardly a person on the planet that hasn't heard of - or seen - this noble sport at some time in their life. So where better to see a few real bouts of hard hitting and kicking by genuine professionals, than in the country of Muay Thai's spiritual roots? Koh Samui boasts two purpose-built Muay Thai stadiums, both of which are in the Chaweng Beach area on the east coast of the island. There are also several Muay Thai training camps, which are becoming increasingly popular for visitors who wish to learn this very demanding sport or just to have a regular work out. Here are details of the two stadiums: Hat Chaweng Boxing Stadium Entry: 1000-2500B Open: Every Tuesday & Friday, 9:00 pm - midnight. Tel: + 66 994642978 Address: Laemdin Rd, Chaweng Beach, behind Solo Bar. Phetch Buncha Stadium Entry: 1500–2000B (VIP Ticket) Open: Every Wednesday & Sunday, 9:00 pm - midnight. Tel: +66 847726739 Address: Laem Din Market,Chaweng Getting Here: located near Laem Din Market, close to the Koh Samui Police and Fire stations in central Chaweng. And here are a few Muay Thai Training camps (prices vary): Jun Muay Thai Camp Open: 07:00am - 09:00am; 4:00pm - 6:00pm Email: junmuaythai@gmail.com Address: Soi Lamai Pattana 2 (opposite a PTT Gas Station), Lamai Beach Website: www.junmuaythai.com Lamai Muay Thai Camp Email: muaythaitour@hotmail.com Tel: +66 870826970 Address: Lamai Beach Website: www.lamaimuaythaicamp.com Superpro Samui Muay Thai and MMA training camp Open: 8:00am - 10:00am; 5:00pm - 7:00pm Email: info@superprosamui.com Tel: +66 77414393 Address: In a small soi on the main ring road in Chaweng, south of the Bangkok Samui Hospital. Look for the sign 'Superpro Samui'. Website: superprosamui.com

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