An Awesome Night Out. Popular with Tourists
Experience the passion and intensity of a live Muay Thai fight. Located in the centre of Phuket, Bangla is the biggest Muay Thai boxing stadium in the town. It is the preferred destination for people who are passionate about the sport. The competitors are true athletes fighting for prizes, titles and to improve their rank on the Thai Boxing scene. Many who appear at Bangla Stadium have trained in the gyms in Phuket, which includes many foreigners who have come to Thailand to compete. All seats have a great view, although ringside seats are more comfortable than the concrete stadium seats with a closer view of the action. The stalls offer a great view of the ring and the gamblers in the crowd who are very entertaining to watch as well. Fights are organised three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The stadium is centrally located near Jungceylon Mall and is easy to find. At the front stand two imperious statues of Thai boxers. Parking can be difficult. With your ticket purchase, transport is free from Kata, Karon and Patong.
Our family had a lot of fun cheering on the fighters. We went for the ringside seats which are quite expensive, but were worth it. A great experience.
We paid $1500baht for the mid level seats so we could see better. The stadium is not very big so any seat is really ok. We watched 2 fights between boys around 8yrs old - they were admirable in their fight, we felt sorry for one boy who lost, but his support group was amazing and supported him really well. The crowd cheered and clapped him as loudly as the winner! The women are amazing to watch - very focussed and intense. Overall, you are close enough to feel every kick that hits its mark, watch the bookies get their bets from the crowd and with snacks and drinks served in your seat, this was a great experience. Kudos to the men who without fail play the music that allows the fighters to get their rhythms in the ring!
We had a ringside seats so we was up close and personal, the Fighters were all good and was entertaining
This is a nice place to visit in Phuket for getting insights into Thai kickboxing. In downtown Patong,there were regular announcements advertising the sport and that’s what got us interested. Booked tickets for this place Through a local tour guy. Had a good experience if watching boxers battling it out in the stadium. The fighters are for real and didn’t look fake even for a minute. Awesome Display of skills by the professionals
Was great fun, just be careful of getting involved in the side-betting as they are quite pushy. As far as I understand it's illegal so best just be firm about not wanting to bet.
The fight was very intense. There were 10 games, and I guessed eight. Several punches went down and sweat splashed on my face. Next time sit a little farther. Ha-ha
Fantastic atmosphere , drinks are ordered and served to your seat. The night went for about two hours , bit disappointed that the Aussies were on the banners and flyers but weren’t participating - late withdrawal perhaps. No mention of this anyway. Nonetheless it was a great night. Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, popcorn and French fries were available as well as souvenirs.
This is a must do if staying close to patong, brilliant set up and atmosphere, night markets across the street, and finished about 11.30 after 8 fights so still early for night out on bangla.
Spur of the moment decision to attend and definitely didn’t regret the decision. One of those location experiences you need to take advantage of whilst in Patong. We enjoyed and even had a little win on the night.