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10 Best: Bangkok - Thai Boxing

Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium or, in Thai, Sanam Muay Rajadamnern is an indoor sporting arena located in Bangkok. Along with Lumpinee Stadium, the Rajadamnern is one of the two main stadiums for modern Muay Thai. The stadium has its own ranking system and championship titles up to Middleweight .

The fighters go through their spiritual 'Wai Khru' (a ceremony to thank their revered teachers, spirits, boxing ring and the sport itself.)

Following the 'Wai Khru' ritual, they go straight into 'Ram Muay', a dance where each boxer demonstrates his skills and style. These pre-match ceremonies are believed to bring good luck, protection, respect, and a fair and honourable fight to the boxers. Once all the formalities are out of the way, it's time for action. And this can get bloody and gory.

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