Pattaya is a city located on the gulf coast of Thailand. Pattaya is popular with ex-pats due to the cheap accommodation, crazy nightlife and beaches. As well as beaches and nightlife, there are loads of Muay Thai gyms in Pattaya that make it the perfect destination for martial artists.
Pattaya is home to some of the best Muay Thai camps in Thailand. The gyms welcome both experienced fighters and beginners. The great thing about training Muay Thai in Pattaya, is that the city has some much to offer when you’re not training.
You can explore Muay Thai all over Thailand, but Pattaya is a great option for fighters looking to train Muay Thai and also be close to attractions and nightlife. In this guide, I discuss my top 10 Muay Thai Gyms in Pattaya to check out.
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Where to watch Muay Thai in Pattaya?
If you’re looking to watch a Muay Thai fight, Pattaya has several Muay Thai stadiums that regularly host live fights. Below are some of our favourite boxing stadiums in Pattaya.
Max Muay Thai Stadium Pattaya
Max Muay Thai Stadium in Pattaya opened its doors in 2014 and has a capacity of around 2000 fans.
It has established itself as the top boxing stadiums in Pattaya. This is due to the quality of the fights as well as the production of the shows.
Fights at Max Muay Thai take place throughout the week. The most stacked fight cards are on the weekend, and feature professional Nak Muay from around the world.
Pattaya Boxing World
Pattaya Boxing World opened its doors in 2012 and holds around 600 people. The stadium is located on Sukhumvit Road opposite the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
The stadium has live fights every Wednesday and Friday. In addition, Pattaya Boxing World hosts exhibition shows for tourists, demonstrating the culture and history of Muay Thai.
For tourists who are more interested in learning about Muay Thai culture Pattaya Boxing world is a good option. If you are a fight fan who wants to watch high-level action, make sure you visit on a Wednesday or Friday for live fight night. Alternatively Max Muay Thai Stadium would be a better option.
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Thepprasit Boxing stadium
The Thepprasit Boxing Stadium is the longest established Muay Thai Stadium in Pattaya. Thepprasit is commonly known as “Fairtex Muay Thai Stadium”. The Stadium can hold up to 600 people, and is popular with locals. Thepprasit Stadium has an authentic feel. There are no walls and fights take place under a floodlit ring.
The fights at Thepprasit Boxing Stadium are mainly international and younger Muay Thai fighters. Whilst the fights are not as world-class as Max Muay Thai they are still high-level fights for the audience to enjoy.
Fights take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you’re looking for exciting fights, in an authentic Muay Thai Stadium then Thepprasit Boxing Stadium has it all.
Whenever I go to Thailand, I always treat myself to fresh Muay Thai gear. The price of Muay Thai equipment in Thailand is very cheap! In Pattaya, you should check out Woody Muay Thai shop.
You can also pick up Muay Thai equipment at most gyms. Whilst they usually charge more than shops, it’s easy being able to pick up equipment from your gym.
You have several choices when it comes to accommodation. Most Muay Thai gyms in Pattaya offer accommodation onsite. Other options include hotels, apartments or hostels.
It’s tempting to sign up for a training and accommodation package when you arrive in Pattaya. With apartments available for as little as $400 a month, you should explore several buildings and locations before committing.
Don’t rush it and sign a long-term lease without exploring your options!
Whilst Pattaya has an airport, it’s on the small side. Your best bet is to fly into Bangkok and then get a bus to Pattaya. You can buy bus tickets online or in shops & hotels. A bus ticket for Bangkok to Pattaya should cost around 400 baht.
Renting a scooter is the easiest way to get around Pattaya (if you can ride one). Having a scooter gives you the freedom to explore, and works out more cost-effective on longer trips. Alternatively you can use the Baht bus to explore Pattaya.
How To Pick a Muay Thai Gym in Pattaya?
With so many Muay Thai gyms in Pattaya, how do you pick the best gym?
In Pattaya lots of gyms cater more towards tourists or beginners on a Muay Thai Vacation. For advanced fighters, you should look for established gyms that have a stable of Thai and international fighters that regularly compete.
For experienced Nak Muay, finding a good gym can be the difference between a win or a loss. In Pattaya, the gym you pick should depend on your experience and fighting style. Muay Thai gyms in Thailand are known for their specific fighting styles. Some gyms are known more for kicking, whilst some are experts in clinching.
Some other things to consider when choosing a Muay Thai gym:
- Training schedule
The most important thing is that you enjoy your training and the atmosphere of the gym. When picking a Muay Thai gym it comes down to personal preference.
So… Lets start talking about some Muay Thai gyms in Pattaya.
Fairtex Training Center
Fairtex Pattaya is one of the most famous Muay Thai Gyms in Thailand. The gym was opened in 1971 and has since grown into a full fitness complex that includes a pool and a fitness gym.
Over the years Fairtex has produced multiple world-class fighters such as Naruepol Fairtex, Neungsiam Fairtex and the legendary Yodsanklai Fairtex. Yodsanklai is one of the most accomplished Thai boxers ever. He has won multiple titles in different organisations including the WBC, WMC and Lumpinee championship.
Fairtex Muay Thai gym in Pattaya also offers MMA and BJJ alongside their Muay Thai training.
The training at Fairtex is on-par with anything else you will find in the world. Whilst the gym is home to multiple Thai and Farang fighters, it welcomes people of all ages and experience levels.
Check out the latest timetable for Fairtex Muay Thai below.
Location: 212 Moo 5 Naklua Banglamung Chonburi 20150
Venum Training Camp Pattaya
Venum training camp is run by french fighter Medhi Zatout. Medhi is a 2x world champion fighter who is currently fighting for ONE FC.
Venum training camp is one of the newer Muay Thai Gyms In Pattaya after opening its doors 2014. The gym is one of the most modern gyms in Thailand, and offers a range of martial arts alongside Thai Boxing.
Venum training camp has world-class trainers teaching the specific martial arts. The gym is located in the suburbs of Pattaya, 30 minutes away from the city centre. The location is perfect for fighters to focus on training without the distractions of Pattaya.
Venum training camp puts emphasis on cross-training. The camp welcomes athletes of all levels from beginners to professional fighters. Check out the timetable below.
Location: Kapai Soi 12, Pattaya
Sityodtong Muay Thai Pattaya
Sityodtong was founded by the legendary Yodtong Senanan. Yodtong was awarded an award by the Thai Royal family, for his contribution to Muay Thai. Over the years Sityodtong has produced over 50 champions, making it one of the most successful Muay Thai gyms in Thailand.
Two of the most famous fighters from Sityodtong are brothers Samarat Payakaroon (4x Lumpinee champion) and Kongtoranee Payakaroon (5x Lumpinee champion).
The training at Sityodtong is typical for a Thai gyms. It begins with an optional run, followed by skipping and bag work. A trainer will then pull you for pad work rounds. Clinching and sparring is optional for experienced fighters.
Sityodtong is ideal for fighters looking escape the hustle of Pattaya, as it is located 15 minutes outside of the centre.
Sityodtong should be on every Thai boxers list of gyms to visit. If you’re looking for an authentic Muay Thai experience, then you should check out Sityodtong. The gym welcomes fighters of all experience levels, but I believe experienced fighters will benefit more.
Location: 36 Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Warriors Muay Thai Gym Pattaya
Warriors Muay Thai Gym in Pattaya is one of the newer gyms on this list. The gym is owned by Yannick Penquer and opened its doors in 2017.
Warriors Muay Thai’s mission is to provide an environment for passionate Nak Muay to develop their Muay Thai skills.
Warriors Muay Thai has a stable of fighters who are active on the regional circuit in Thailand.
The gym has a prime location in Pattaya. It’s located 500m from the beach, and a short walk away from Thetprasit night market.
If you are looking to train in the centre of Pattaya, then Warriors Muay Thai is a great option. The gym is suitable for both beginners and experienced Muay Thai fighters.
Location: 30/55 Thanon Chaiyaphruek, Nongprue, Pattaya City
Kombat Group Muay Thai
Kombat Group Muay Thai is an all in one fitness facility on the outskirts of Pattaya. They offer training packages for Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, BJJ as-well-as weight loss programs.
Kombat group was founded by the late Christian Daghio in 2004. Christian Daghio was a 7x world champion who had over 200 fights in his career.
The gym is home to world-class martial arts trainers and offers several different classes throughout the day.
The gym is popular amongst tourists looking for a martial arts or a fitness vacation. Kombat group offers affordable accommodation, authentic Thai food and a swimming pool. The gyms vision is to to “help people achieve their goals, fight through obstacles and chase their dreams”. Check them out using the link below.
Location: Huai Yai, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150
Sitpholek Muay Thai Gym Pattaya
Sitpholek has been running for around 30 years now. It was founded by Frank Sitpholek, who is also a promoter at Pattaya Boxing world stadium. The gym has an authentic feel to it, and welcomes both Thai and international fighters.
Sitpholek has a stable of accomplished fighters including Wanlop Sitpholek and Leonard Sitpholek. The gym is very active on the regional circuit in Pattaya, so it’s a good option for Nak Muay looking to fight in Thailand.
Sitpholek is tailored towards more advanced fighters, as you’re expected to get on with your training until called by a pad holder. Training consists of skipping, bag work and pad work with sparring and clinching optional.
Website: Sitpholek Muay Thai Gym
Location: Soi Prue, Banglamung, Chon Buri 20150
Sor Klinmee Muay Thai Gym
Sor Klinmee Muay Thai Gym is owned and run by former Rajadamnern (and channel 7) champion Mit Klimnee. The gym is one of the most established gyms in Pattaya, and is popular with both foreign and Thai fighters.
Mit Klimnee is the uncle of famous fighters Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee and Rambaa Somdet. Both are regular visitors to the gym.
Sor Klinmee gym is located on the outskirts of Pattaya. The gym offers on-site accommodation. Alternatively, you can hire a scooter to commute from central Pattaya.
Sor Klinmee is one of the most established gyms in Pattaya. The gym welcomes fighters of all nationalities and experience levels.
Location: 155/9 หมู่ที่ 6 ตำบล หนองปรือ Bang Lamung District, 20150
Petchrungruang Muay Thai Gym
Petchrungruang Muay Thai is one of the lesser-known Muay Thai Gyms in Pattaya. The gyms demographic is young Thai fighters, looking to learn the art of Muay Thai.
Petchrungruang is also home to professional fighter Roongroj Petchrungruang who has fought on shows such as Thai Fight.
Petchrungruang Muay Thai teaches solid technique, and focuses on doing the basics well. The gym follows the authentic Thai class schedule of running, pad work, bag work and clinching.
Use the details below to contact Petchrungruang gym in advance as they tailor more towards Thai fighters.
Location: Sukhumvit Pattaya Alley (Soi 50)
Rambaa Somdet M16 Muay Thai Gym
Rambaa Somdet is a former K1 and MMA fighter. Somdet was Thailands first MMA champion after winning the Shooto Flyweight belt in 2009.
M16 gym offers both Muay Thai and MMA training. Fighters looking to cross-train martial arts should check out Rambaa Somdet M16 Muay Thai.
Website: Rambaa Sadet M16 Muay Thai Gym
Location: Soi Map Yai Lia 39/1, Amphoe Bang Lamung, 20150
Fight Evo Pattaya
Fight Evo is a Muay Thai and fitness centre in Pattaya. The gym is located in central Pattaya close to Thepprasit Night Market. Fight Evo’s aspiration is to provide an authentic Muay Thai experience for all visitors.
The gym aims to improve the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of fighters by offering Muay Thai Training, strength & conditioning and nutrition coaching.
Fight Evo is one of the Muay Thai Gyms in Pattaya that’s more tailored towards foreign fighters and beginners.
Location: 193/15 Moo 11, Thepprasit Soi 2
What’s The Best Muay Thai Gym In Pattaya?
Pattaya offers everything you need to immerse yourself in authentic Muay Thai culture. There are lots of Muay Thai Gyms to choose from. In addition, Pattaya has several Muay Thai stadiums to watch fights, and shops to grab Muay Thai equipment.
There’s plenty to do in Pattaya when you’re not training. Activities include relaxing on beaches, getting a massage and indulging in Thai food. Pattaya also is known for its nightlife and notorious red-light district.
Serious fighters who are easily distracted by girls (or boys) and nightlife, should check out a quieter city such as Chiang Mai.
What’s great about Muay Thai Gyms in Pattaya is that there are gyms that cater for both experienced Muay Thai fighters and complete beginners.
If you are staying in Pattaya long term, try a few different gyms before committing to a long term contract.
Make sure you check out some of the Muay Thai Gyms in Pattaya above.