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Thailand is a great tourist destination and many tourists pour in every year to enjoy the scenic beauty of this country. But there is one more thing apart from the beautiful landscapes which is famous and a well-known sport all over the world – Muay Thai.

Muay Thai is a combat sport which is originated from Thailand. It was started in the early 15th BC and is also known as the art of eight limbs. These eight constitute of two hands, two, feet, two elbows and two knees. It has become an international sport and many people all over the world want to learn it.  There are many training camps available which teach this sport but not like they do in Thailand.

Many aspirants wish to learn this sport from Thailand. It is not because the other camps are not good. All the training camps have state of the art techniques and tools, but they lack the one thing which is atmosphere. The trainers here create the original atmosphere while they train their students. This can only be possible in the country of origin.

The trainers of Muay Thai in Thailand are well aware of the languages as well. English being the most common language helps them to train students from all over the globe. All these make Thailand the best place to learn Muay Thai.

Training is not the only thing which will make a student an expert in Muay Thai. One has to put in a lot of dedication and hard work to become the best. This sport is a very tiring one and needs a lot of inner strength apart from the physical fitness.

Once you are in Thailand you should try and see one of the matches of Muay Thai. It is like the biggest festival of all times and the country is all mesmerised into the game. Every nook and corner is filled with Muay Thai fans that are eagerly waiting to enjoy the match.

 

Sport activities in Thailand

so many foreign visitors is the variety of things that you can do and see in Thailand. This country is interesting for all sorts of people. Adventurers, lazy beach goers, clubbers, shoppers…literally everyone can find more than one interesting thing about Thailand. Thailand is also well known for the beautiful places where people can engage in sport activities. Now let’s see which sport activities are on the top of this list.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. This is definitely the most popular sport in the country and Thais from youngest age start learning about this beautiful combat sport. There are hundreds of Muay Thai camps all over Thailand and people are free to join any of them regardless of their age, gender or nationality. If you are here just to watch some sport you won’t be disappointed. There are Muay Thai matches every day especially in Bangkok and Phuket Island where you can watch amateur, semi-pro and professional fighters showing their skills.

Windsurfing

Thailand has access to water on every side of the country. Most of the places have crystal clear waters. Many windsurfers have confirmed that Thailand has some of the best terms when it comes to wind and windsurfing. Most of the year you can find ideal wind speed so you can practice windsurfing without problems. Pattaya is certainly the best place to go if you are interested in this sport.

Scuba Diving

Thailand is known for the rich underwater life. There are many exotic fish that live there and the bottom of the sea is magnificent – coral reefs, stones, caves etc. There are many marked scuba diving locations all over Thailand and some of them are considered to be the best in the world.

Trekking

Besides the beautiful seaside, Thailand has a stunning mainland. Trekking routes can be found in both Northern and Southern Thailand. However, those who have some experience in this sport say that the best option for trekking is the Northern part of Thailand. The best period to be there is between October and February. The routes provide amazing sights, entering ancient villages, bird watching and it is no surprise if you encounter elephants.

Sport Tourism in Thailand

In the recent years so called sport tourism is getting really popular. In fact it is the fastest growing sector in the global travel industry. Countries that care about tourists and tourism, like Thailand, have invested a lot in different types of tourism including sport tourism. Some tourists travel to foreign countries to observe sport events and some to participate. No matter if you belong to the first or to the second group of tourists Thailand has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism. Different sports venues and different sport activities can be found in the capital Bangkok but also in the other parts of Thailand. These are some of those facilities and destinations:

Bungee Jumping in Patong – There are many places in Thailand offering bungee jumping but this one in Patong is special because of two things – the scenery and the height. It is located only few minutes from the beautiful Patong beach and it is considered to be the highest bungee jumping spot in Southern Thailand. Don’t miss this opportunity for adrenaline rush.

Parasailing in Phuket – There is another great sport activity that you can enjoy while you are in Phuket and that’s parasailing. There are few operators offering parasailing and there is no better way to see the beauty of the beaches on Phuket other than this. Enjoy the ride!

The Racquet Club in Bangkok – If you are a fan of racquet sports do not miss the opportunity to play on a foreign soil. This club is very modern and will certainly meet all your high standards. Whether you like to play tennis or badminton this club has it all.

Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin – This Golf club is considered to be the best golf course in whole Thailand. It has recently invested a lot in equipment and they have professional and well-trained staff. The terrain is very natural and it is something that you don’t see everywhere.

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok – If you want to take a break and watch a traditional Thai boxing match we suggest you visit the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. There are many matches there organized daily. The fights are really good and the tension is high. You won’t see fighters calculating in this sport!

With these sport activities and lot more Thailand is the perfect sport tourism spot!

 

Muang Thong reclaim top spot from Bangkokpost News .

SCG Muang Thong United on Saturday regained the Thai Premier League lead with a 1-0 home win over Chonburi.

The victory, coupled with BEC Tero Sasana’s surprise 1-1 draw at Police United, sent the Kirins to the top of the table. After 13 matches, Muang Thong have 27 points and BEC Tero 25.

At Thammasat Stadium, French striker Michael Murcy stunned BEC after 35 minutes and Japanese midfielder Sho Shimoji equalised for the Fire Dragons in the 68th minute.

Importance of Sports for Thailand Tourism

Thailand is one of the most visited tourist destination in Asia. And, we can in fact say that it is not just the best tourist destination in Asia but in this world, Thailand is one of the best places that everyone should visit once in life. Reasons that make Thailand one of the best places to explore are many. Sports in Thailand are among those reasons.

Thailand is known for its sports all over the world and among those sports Muay Thai and Boat Racing are the most loved sports in Thailand. Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and therefore, it is being given extra privilege. Muay Thai is also known as Thai Boxing among boxing lovers and Thailand represent the country in Olympics as well with Muay Thai.

Second, most loved sport is Boat Racing, which is famous among tourists coming to Thailand. As you know Thailand is blessed by God with so many beaches, rivers, and the pleasant weather. All these things make it a good place for fun with localities. People of Thailand are very friendly and caring for tourists and this is the reason why tourists love to come here again and again. When you are at beaches or rivers in Thailand and want to participate in Boat Racing then you will not need to seek a special permission of anyone. Simply, approach the people having fun with boat racing and they will make you and your group a part of their game.

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Nowhere is this world, you may see such friendliness among localities for tourists. Their friendliness and warm welcome make people come here every year. They get familiar with people easily and in less time and this is one of the reasons why people love Thai sports as well. For the lovers of water games and sports, Thailand is must visit destination. And, if you come here in a group then it will be an add on pleasure.

 

Sports and Thailand – A Relation That Never Ends

Sports and Thailand are like two parts of a coin that cannot be separated. People of Thailand are sports lover and this is the reason many Thai sports like Muay Thai, Golf, Scuba Diving, Boat Racing, etc. are famous worldwide. Let us go though the sports of Thailand.

Thailand is a place that people visit because of its sports than several other reasons that people prefer while visiting other parts of this world. People have plenty of options to participate in sports like volleyball, football, tennis, water sports, golf, etc. then why they love to visit Thailand. There are many sports that can be played worldwide but a few sports that can only be enjoyed in Thailand are the attraction of people. These are the activities that open the door of opportunities for Thai Tourism.

About 3000 kms from the coastline, people can enjoy diving and snorkelling in this natural destination. Both novice and professional can participate in diving here. Diving is not just one water sport that can be enjoyed here. Many other such sports may include jet skiing, surfing, surfboarding, etc. So, there is a lot to enjoy here in the country.

Apart from water sports, Thailand is a pilgrimage for martial artist because of the worldwide popularity of Thai Boxing, which traditionally known as Muay Thai. This boxing art is known around the globe for its attacking behaviour and use of eight limbs, which make it unique and different from other martial art sports. On visiting Thailand, you may participate in Muay Thai art and learn it. And, if you are new to boxing then you can be watcher. You can be a viewer of this game and support the fighters. In fact, Thailand has a sport for everyone. If you are interested in bull fighting, cock fighting, or kite flying then you will love this place as well. Whether or not you are a sports person, this place has abundance of sports. Takraw is one such sport in which you play with a ball but cannot touch it. Likewise, the country is full of many interesting sports.