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Address: Kong Sai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Before leaving Thailand, make sure to take in a muay Thai (Thai kick...

Before leaving Thailand, make sure to take in a muay Thai (Thai kick boxing) match. Kawila Boxing Stadium is a great place to see such a show and the venue is open to people of all ages.

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Don't come expecting a real fight

We were told this is where locals liked to go and watch fights in Chiang Mai. We bought tickets for 400 bhats the morning of and were told we will get reserved seats closer to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
youlovelucy
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I made the mistake of taking 3 friends there to watch what was advertised as Amateur Muay Thai fights. I went here 5 years ago and the quality of fighter, at amateur level was completely different to this. But firstly a little bit about the stadium. It generally has dirty, dark appearance, the ring is surrounded by "lady bars" populated... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were told this is where locals liked to go and watch fights in Chiang Mai. We bought tickets for 400 bhats the morning of and were told we will get reserved seats closer to ring side if we buy early. The ticket said fights start at 9PM. It started at 10PM. Having now seen the ring, it really doesn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Sitting by the ring side. With your ice cooled beer. Watching two great individuals giving everything on the ring. Live action. A must go place if you are in to kick boxing!!!

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Thank Ong_Chin
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The place is easy to find. I paid THB600 for the VIP seat, which lead me to the first row. Got close to the ring to take some pic. The drinks were around THB80 and up. If you want to watch Thai boxing, its a good place to go.

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1 Thank Chris W
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to experience it. Provides some good entertainment and atmosphere but paying 300 baht to get in and then expected to tip the boxers etc was a bit much I thought.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We were in town when a big tournament was playing at the stadium - the winners of the matches were to travel to Bangkok for a major fight. It's quite a sight to see and would recommend purchasing a ringside ticket to avoid the very rowdy crowds in the general section. There was a lot of betting and screaming happening... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Just a fyi, I went to this address tonight. The building has been abandoned for awhile. My cab driver wasn't sure where they moved to, just don't want some one to waste the cab fare like I did...

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Toulouse, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

It was our first muay Thai experience in Chiang may, and it was very disappointing : in the middle of girls bar, no gamblers, no thaï people...there was 2 fights with youngs, not so bad, 2 good fights, and 2 totally fake fights, which was very bad played...felt ripped off..the other stadium (taphae) is much better with a real ambiance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We went there yesterday (Friday) and it was a great experience. The fights were impressive! Paid 600 THB for vip tickets and it was worth it - we sat directly in front of the ring. Beer and water prices were ok, we had fun the whole three hours.

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1 Thank Claudia S
Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Been there a few times enjoy a drink, game of pool and watched a few fights O and the bird watching is good too

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