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The Best 75 Muay Thai Gyms & Camps in Thailand - Muay Thai Training

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Experience the Thrill of Authentic Muay Thai Training in Thailand - Top Gyms, Trainers, and Fighters Await!

Welcome to the captivating realm of Thailand, where Muay Thai reigns supreme! As the birthplace of this exhilarating and time-honored martial art, Thailand proudly boasts an array of world-class Muay Thai training establishments. Whether you are a seasoned combatant yearning to refine your skills or a novice eager to delve into the intricacies of Muay Thai, rest assured that there exists a gym within this nation that is tailored precisely to your needs. From the vibrant metropolis of Bangkok to the tranquil islands adorning the southern shores, Thailand harbors a diverse selection of Muay Thai gyms catering to enthusiasts of all expertise levels.

Within the confines of this guide, we shall acquaint you with some of the most exceptional Muay Thai gyms in Thailand, ranging from internationally renowned training camps to more intimate and personalized establishments. So prepare yourself to don your gloves and embark on a quest to unearth the ultimate Muay Thai haven that awaits you in Thailand!

Finding The Best Muay Thai Camp or Gym for You

Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, has numerous training camps spread across the country. These gyms cater to different abilities, budgets, locations, and training durations. Finding the appropriate Muay Thai training camp for you is critical,

The Author of this blog training & fighting in Thailand since 1995

Whether you are an experienced fighter or seeking to improve your Muay Thai skills, do not worry! These exceptional training camps will equip you with all the knowledge required to advance in your Muay Thai journey. Our list is based on Thailand's five primary regions: Bangkok / Central, South, South East, North & Northeast making it easier for you to choose the ideal camp.

NOTE: I have quoted all prices in Thai Baht as the Thai price will be fixed but the currency rates change. At the time of writing it is 35 Thai Baht to 1 USD / 38 Thai Baht to 1Euro.

View all gyms below or go to Region:

1. Bangkok & Central Thailand Muay Thai Gyms / Camps (Including Hua Hin)

Central Thailand is renowned for its thriving Muay Thai scene. For many travellers, this region serves as their first introduction to the country's unique combat sport. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a bustling hub for Muay Thai enthusiasts and houses two of the country's busiest airports, making it a popular destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in the sport. Bangkok has some of the best Muay Thai gyms and stadiums in the world. Outside of Bangkok the land is lush and tropical and Muay Thai training facilities can be found in all of the provinces surrounding the bustling capital city.

Bangkok boasts some of the most exceptional Muay Thai training facilities worldwide, catering to various skill levels. However, visitors must note that the city's pollution levels can make workouts more challenging, especially with higher temperatures than Northern Thailand.

While training in Central Thailand, make sure to take advantage of your free time by exploring nearby attractions such as the ancient city of Ayutthaya or delving into the historical significance of World War II in Kanchanaburi.

Yokkao Muay Thai Gym - Bangkok, Sukhumvit- Asoke. (Close to Soi Cowboy entertainment area)

Yokkao Muay Thai gym in Bangkok is a popular training facility for Muay Thai enthusiasts of all levels. The gym is located in the heart of Bangkok and features state-of-the-art equipment and experienced trainers. The gym also offers accommodation for those who wish to immerse themselves in the sport and culture of Thailand. Overall, Yokkao Muay Thai gym is a top choice for those seeking an authentic Muay Thai experience in Bangkok.

The main draw here is that you get to hang out and even train with Muay Thai legend Saenchai.

Best For: A great drop in Muay Thai tourist experience for all levels.

Price: 500 baht a session, 8000 Baht for 20 classes. A private lesson with Saenchai is 8000 Baht.

Yokkao Muay Thai Gym

Petchyindee Kingdom Muay Thai - Charansanitwong, Bangkok (Close to ko San Road and Rajadamnern Stadium)

Petchyindee Kingdom Muay Thai gym is a world-renowned training center for the traditional martial art of Muay Thai. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the gym offers top-level training for both amateur and professional fighters. Petchyindee Kingdom has produced numerous world champions and is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and experienced coaching staff. The gym attracts students from all over the world and offers a unique cultural experience for those interested in immersing themselves in the traditions of Muay Thai.

Best For: Pro fighters who can afford it

Price: 28.000 - 48,000 Baht a month for Fighter training with accommodation

20,000 Baht a month without accommodation.

This is very expensive but it is a world class training centre.

Petchyindee Kingdom

Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai Gym - Bangkok, Prawet. (Close to Suvarnabhumi Airport)

Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai gym is a highly regarded training center in Bangkok, Thailand that specializes in Muay Thai. The gym is located in the bustling city of Bangkok and offers both group and private classes for all levels of experience. Prices for group classes start at 800 baht per session, with discounts available for bulk purchases. Located in the heart of Bangkok, Sitsongpeenong Muay Thai gym is easily accessible and offers an exciting experience for anyone interested in the art of Muay Thai. On site accommodation is available at reasonable cost.

Sitsongpeenong is stacked with former champion trainers and current champion fighters. They have strong links with Fairtex Gym and Petchyindee Gym.

Best for: Intermediate and Advanced students, good for fighters too.

Price: with accomodation1600 baht a day. From 20,000 - 33,000 baht. (Pre Covid times food was included in this price but I am not sure if that is still the case)

Without accommodation: 1 x a day 500 Baht 2 x a day 900 baht. 10 sessions for 4500 baht.

Sitsongpeenong Gym

Meenayotin Gym - Bangkok, Chatuchak District (Close to Kasetsart University)

Meenayotin Gym is a popular fitness center located in the bustling city of Bangkok, Thailand. Known for its top-notch facilities and experienced trainers, Meenayotin Gym has become a go-to destination for fitness enthusiasts looking to achieve their health goals. The gym is conveniently located in the Chatuchak district of Bangkok, making it easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Meenayotin Gym is renowned for its no-nonsense, old-school approach to conditioning and training discipline. The gym is also home to a full-time Western Boxing stable, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to improve their punching ability. One of the most notable boxers to have trained at Meenayotin is Wanheng Meenayotin, a former WBC World Boxing Champion who holds an impressive undefeated record of 53 fights - even better than the legendary Floyd Mayweather.

Meenayotin's reputation for producing top-quality boxers is well-deserved, with some of their fighters going on to compete in WBC Boxing World title fights. In fact, one of my friends trained at Meenayotin and was even in the corner for a WBC Boxing World title fight - a testament to the gym's dedication to training and producing elite athletes. If you're serious about your fitness and want to train like a champion, Meenayotin Gym is the perfect place to start.

Reasonably priced accommodation is situated next to the gym and the camp will also provide food for its students at a very affordable price if required.

Best For: Experienced and Fighters, especially those who want to boot camp or develop punching.

Price: 12,000 baht a month for 1 session a day

20,000 baht a month for 2 x sessions a day.

Meenayotin Gym

FA Group Gym - Bangkok, Chatuchak District (Close to Wachirabenchathat Park aka Rot Fai Park)

FA Group Muay Thai gym is an acclaimed training center situated in Bangkok's Chatuchak District, just a stone's throw away from Wachirabenchathat Park, also known as Rot Fai Park. Boasting more than three decades of experience, the gym offers top-quality classes in Muay Thai and Boxing, led by skilled trainers.

FA Group Gym have a reputation for being very strong in the clinch, Clinch fighting legend Petchboonchu hailed from this gym and the emphasis in training is very much on the clinch. 6 a.m. Morning runs around the near by park are a pleasant way to start the days training.

Best For: This is the place to go to improve your clinch, also a solid gym if you are a pro fighter who likes to use clinch.

Price: Daily rate of 500 baht for 1 session and 800 Baht for 2 sessions

Monthly rate of 10,000 Baht

FA Group Gym

Sitmonchai Gym - Kanchanaburi, 90km West of Bangkok

Sitmonchai Muay Thai gym is a renowned training center located in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. With over 30 years of experience, Sitmonchai gym has established a reputation for producing top-notch fighters in the sport of Muay Thai. Sitmonchai Muay Thai gym provides a challenging and authentic training experience for students looking to improve their skills and compete professionally.

Sitmonchai fighters have earned a reputation for their aggressive style and high knock out rates. Many of our fighters use low kicks and punches to knock out their opponents and so the gym’s strategy became known as the “Sitmonchai Style." Training is headed up by Kru Dam who has been coach to numerous champion fighters over his 20 years of coaching including the great Pornsanae Sitmonchai.

Sitmonchai is one of the few Thai gyms that has a website with all information and pricing well presented

Best For: Students and fighters who like "Muay Matt" style (Punches and low kicks) or students who want a boot camp reclusive location where they can focus on training without distractions.

Price: Training only 600 baht a day for 2 sessions - 14000 baht a month

Training / Accommodation / 2 meals - 1200 Baht a day or 34,000 baht a month (Shared room) 40,000 baht for your own room.

Sitmochai Gym

Jitti Gym Academy - Bangkok, Din Daeng. (Close to The Bangkok University City Campus)

Jitti Muay Thai Gym is a premier training facility located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded by former professional fighter Jitti Damrongkit, the gym is dedicated to teaching the art of Muay Thai to enthusiasts and professionals alike. With a team of experienced trainers, Jitti Muay Thai Gym provides a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals looking to improve their skills and fitness. Jitti Gym has a reputation of being a great gym for getting quality matches for Foreign students.

Best For: Good with intermediate looking to improve and great for aspiring fighters looking to get recognised.

Price: Jitti Gym is great value for money and as such they are not afraid to publish there full price list, see below:

Kanok Muay Thai Gym - Ayutthaya, Central Thailand ( 85 km north of Bangkok)

Kanok Muay Thai Gym is a small training facility located in Central Thailand. The gym was founded by a Ajarn Kanok who is passionate about teaching the ancient art of Muay Thai to enthusiasts and professionals alike. Ajarn Kanok is well known for training Muay Thai legend Saengtien Noi and Australia Superstar John Wayne Parr.

I have trained extensively with Ajarn Kanok and he has cornered me in fights, he will occasionally guest instruct at Burklerk Gym in Lampang when it gets busy. He is a fantastic instructor and has his own unique approach to teaching technique. He can coach hig level fighters but is also great with beginners.

Best For: All levels for an away from it all location

Price: Unconfirmed approx. 10,000 baht a month.

Kanok Muay Thai Gym

Luktupha Muay Thai Academy - Bangkok, Prawet district ( Near Sirinhorn Hospital)

Luktupfah Muay Thai Academy, a prominent institution for Muay Thai in Thailand, collaborates with several internationally recognized organizations such as the World Muaythai Organization (WMO), Kru Muaythai Association (KMA), and World Muay Boran Federation (WMBF).

They provide a diverse range of Muay Thai courses such as Muay Boran, Muay Thai teacher and student certifications by the KMA and WMBF, and WMO judge and referee certifications.

Best For: Beginners and students who are looking for certifications. Also good for families with children.

Prices: Day rate - 1 x a day 400 baht (200 baht for children) 2 x a day 600 Baht

Weekly Rate - 3000 Baht

Monthly Rate - not specified

Block of 10 classes 3500 Baht - 15 classes 5000 Baht 20 Classes 6000 Baht

Muay Boran costs a little more. They have a very detailed webpage on prices and do have options for accommodation packages:

Luktupha Muay Thai Academy

The Muay Thai Institute at Rangsit Stadium. Bangkok, Rangsit District. (Near Don Muang Airport)

The Muay Thai Institute at Rangsit Stadium in Bangkok is a renowned training facility for Muay Thai fighters and enthusiasts from around the world seeking Government Recognised certification. I actually attended the inaugural Muay Thai Instructors course in 1997.

The institute offers a wide range of training programs, from beginner classes to advanced training for professional fighters. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art training equipment, including a full-sized boxing ring, weight training area, and various bags for punching and kicking practice. The experienced and certified trainers at the institute are dedicated to providing top-quality training and guidance to students of all levels, helping them to improve their techniques and reach their full potential in the sport of Muay Thai.

Best For: Students, Fighters and Instructors who want to gain Government Accredited Certification in Muay Thai.

Prices: They have a Varity of options that includes accommodation and certification, they have a very good web page outlining all the fees.

Training Only ,

Daily - 1 x training 400 Baht 2 x 700 Baht

Weekly - 3000 Baht

Monthly 10,000 Baht

Muay Thai gyms and Camps in Thailand

The Muay Thai Institute at Rangsit Stadium

Kiatphonthip Muay Thai - Bangkok, Thawi Watthana District. (close to Samphran Zoo)

Khiatphontip Gym is a renowned Muay Thai gym located in Bangkok, Thailand. it has a long history of training top-level fighters, both local and international. The gym is well-known for its strict training regimen, expert trainers, and excellent facilities. It has produced numerous champions in the sport of Muay Thai, and continues to attract aspiring fighters from around the world. Khiatphontip Gym is considered by many, one of the best places to train in Bangkok for those looking to learn or improve their skills in Muay Thai.

Best For: All levels but good for fighters

Prices: 12,000 Baht a month

Kiatphontip Muay Thai Gym

RSM Muay Thai Gym - Bangkok, Asoke. (Sukhumvit Road near Soi Cowboy entertainment area)

Rajadamnern Singha Muay Thai Academy.

RSM Muay Thai Academy is a Muay Thai training center located in the Sukhumvit Road tourist area of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 2003 by Kru Ritt Monkolprasit, a former professional Muay Thai fighter and coach, RSM has become a respected and popular training center in Bangkok. . The academy offers a wide range of training programs, from beginner to professional level, and welcomes students from all over the world. With a team of experienced and skilled trainers, state-of-the-art facilities. RSM Muay Thai Academy is the ideal destination for anyone looking to learn or perfect their skills in this traditional martial art.

They do not do accommodation packages but there is an abundance of hotels and guest houses in the surrounding area.

Best For: All levels of Muay Thai and MMA students staying in Bangkok Sukhumvit road area, Structured classes;

Price: Beginner's class 550 Baht

Advanced class - 850 Baht

Rajdamnern Singha Muay Thai Academy - RSM

Khongsiittha Muay Thai Gym - Lat Phrao, Bangkok

Khongsittha Gym is a renowned martial arts and fitness center located in Bangkok, Thailand. The gym is dedicated to providing world-class training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and fitness to people from all over the world. With its state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled trainers, Khongsittha Gym has become one of the top destinations for those seeking to improve their martial arts skills or get in shape.

The gym was founded by Khunpon Dechkampu, a former Muay Thai champion who has dedicated his life to promoting the sport and sharing his knowledge with others. Khunpon's passion and expertise have attracted a team of highly skilled trainers who are committed to helping students achieve their goals.

In addition to its world-class training programs, Khongsittha Gym also offers comfortable accommodation and a range of amenities to ensure that students have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, Khongsittha Gym has something to offer, and its welcoming and supportive community is sure to make you feel at home.

Best For: Luxury spa style retreat for all levels

Prices: They only do training packages with accommodation. Prices range from 933 - 2000 Baht a day They have a detailed webpage with all prices and packages on:

Khongsittha Muay Thai Resort

Saisiprapa Muay Thai Gym - Bangkok, Bang Kapi District (Close to Rajamangala National Stadium)

Established by Chanai Ponsupha, a former Thai military soldier, Sasiprapa has been operating for more than fifty years. Currently, Thakoon, Chanai's son, leads the gym and is preparing his son Ratkamphon (or Arm) to take over as the next leader. The gym has a vast and diverse clientele from all around the world, making it a bustling and traditional training facility. If you enjoy training in a busy atmosphere and being a part of a community, Sasiprapa is an excellent choice. As I understand the gym has recently been expanded and is now less crowded due to the extra space.

Best for: Old school hardcore training for the intermediate and advanced.

Price: Daily - 1 x training 400 Baht 2 x training 700 Baht

Monthly 1 x training a day 6000 Baht 2 x training a day 12,000

Sasiprapa Muay Thai Gym

Eminent Air Muay Thai Gym - Phra Khanong District, Bangkok

Eminent Air gym has a very long and impressive history.

It is one of the top Thai boxing training facilities in Thailand. Founded in 1997 by Somboon Niruttimetee, also known as Tanai Toey or "Lawyer Toey," a renowned promoter from Lumpini boxing stadium. Eminent Air Gym has won numerous awards, including Channel 7's Best Camp of the Year in 2009 and 2011, Omnoi Stadium's Best Camp in 2012, and the runner-up for Lumpinee Stadium's Best Camp in 2013 and 2014. The gym is sponsored by Eminent Air, a well-known air conditioner brand in Thailand, and has taken on the brand's name. Over the years, Eminent Air Gym has produced champions in various tournaments, including Lumpinee, Channel 3, Channel 7, S1, Omnoi, Maadeamg, WPMF, WBC, and WMC, among others.

They also have an impressive website too with all the information about training and its long list of Champion trainers.

Best For: Serious and fighters

Prices: Daily 1 x 500 Baht 2 x 800 Baht

Weekly 4200 Baht

Monthly 15,000 Baht 3 Months 36,000 Baht

Eminent Air Muay Thai Gym

Kru Dam Muay Thai Gym - Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok (Near The Bangkok Marriot Hotel)

Kru Dam Gym, The place for people of all ages who love to exercise. Kru Dam Gym is a firm favourite with locals who do sessions to keep fit and it is also very child friendly.

Best For: Beginner's, tourists wanting to try Muay Thai, families and kids.

Price: 1 x class 600 Baht 20 classes 10,000 Baht

Kru Dam Gym

Master Toddy Academy - Bang Na District, Bangkok

Master Toddy's Muay Thai Academy is a world-renowned training center for the martial art of Muay Thai. Founded by Grandmaster Toddy in the early 1980s, the academy has since become one of the most respected and successful martial arts schools in the world. Master Toddy has taught in The UK and in USA but now operates out of well equipped Academy in Bangkok.

Master Toddy is somewhat of a celebrity in The Muay Thai world and has had many TV appearances. He also provides Certification and Muay Thai Education visas. Master Toddy has accommodation options and packages.

Best For: All levels and people who require a visa or certification. Good for families too.

Price: Weekly - 2500 Baht Monthly 4500 baht This is a great price but Pad rounds and sparring are not available every day they are limited to twice a week.

Master Toddy's Muay Thai Academy

Sitjaopo Muay Thai - Hua Hin (195 km South West of Bangkok)

I decided to put Hua Hin in the central region but you could argue it is south Thailand as it is somewhere in-between the two regions.

Sitjaopo Muay Thai gym is a premier training facility located in the vibrant coastal city of Hua Hin, Thailand. Sitjaopho Muay Thaii is gym owned and operated by the brothers, "Pet-eak" and "Pet-tho" Sitjaopho and offers a unique and authentic Muay Thai experience for beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners. Whether you're looking to get in shape, compete professionally, or simply learn a new skill, Sitjaopo Muay Thai gym provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all levels of fitness and experience. This gym does have a good reputation for teaching a really beautiful style of Muay Thai.

Best For: All levels who want to train by the beech but want to avoid over touristy south Thailand.

Prices: 12,000 Baht a month ( Unconfirmed)

Sitjaopo Muay Thai Gym

Por Promin Muay Thai Gym - Hua Hin (195 Km west of Bangkok)

I decided to put Hua Hin in the central region but you could argue it is south Thailand as it is somewhere in-between the two regions.

Por Promin Muay Thai gym is one of the most well-known and respected martial arts training centers in Hua Hin, Thailand. Located in the heart of this bustling coastal town, the gym offers a comprehensive training program for enthusiasts of all skill levels who want to learn the ancient and traditional art of Muay Thai. The gym also teaches Muay Boran, Kru Kin is the head coach and is highly regarded by many as a great trainer of both Muay Thai and Muay Boran.

Best For: Family's and all level of students who want to train near the beech but want to avoid touristy and expensive South Thailand.

Price: Daily - 300 Baht

Weekly - 1500 Baht

Monthly - 5500 Baht

2. South Thailand Muay Thai Gyms / Camps

Southern Thailand is a haven for Muay Thai enthusiasts, offering a perfect combination of world-class training facilities and stunning tropical scenery. With its clear blue skies and white sand beaches, this part of the country is a popular destination for Muay Thai practitioners looking to improve their skills and relax in paradise. Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are two of the most famous islands in Southern Thailand, known for their excellent Muay Thai camps and vibrant training communities. Phuket has a whole street with Muay Thai gyms on it and also has other world class gyms spread about the island.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to learn, Southern Thailand is the a great destination for Muay Thai training and relaxation.

Tiger Muay Thai - Chalong, Phuket

Tiger Muay Thai is a world-renowned gym located in the tropical paradise of Phuket, Thailand. Founded in 2003, it has become one of the most popular destinations for martial arts enthusiasts, fitness enthusiasts, and professional fighters from all over the globe. With a state-of-the-art facility spanning over 20,000 square meters, the gym offers a variety of training programs for Muay Thai, MMA, boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and other combat sports. Tiger Muay Thai's trainers are some of the most experienced and respected coaches in the world, having trained numerous champions in various disciplines. The gym's unique location also provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Thai culture while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Phuket's beaches and landscapes. Tiger Muay Thai gym is extremely popular and can get very busy. they have a separate fight squad training sessions for those who want to compete. In addition to s Muay Thai they teach Muay boran, MMA and Brazilian Ju-jitsu.

They also offer accommodation packages.

Best for: MMA students and people who like to be near the centre of tourism

Prices: Muay Thai Training only: Weekly - 3900 Baht Monthly - 15,000 Baht

For all price options visit the webpage t

Tiger Muay Thai

Sinbi Muay Thai Rawai, Phuket

Sinbi Muay Thai Camp is a traditional gym located in Phuket, Thailand that places a strong emphasis on delivering high-quality Muay Thai training. Situated close to the stunning Nai Harn Beach, the gym is considered one of the most desirable locations on the island for individuals who are interested in visiting and training.

The primary goal of Sinbi Muay Thai gym is to support and train young Thai fighters while also offering real Muay Thai training to students from other countries who seek to enhance their fitness and technique. The gym's exceptional training standards are evidenced by the fact that it regularly attracts some of the best fighters in the sport, who choose to train at Sinbi.

They have training packages with and without accommodation.

Best For : Intermediate & Advanced Students

Price: They have a detailed web page showing the prices:

Daily 1 x Training 500 Baht 2 x Training 800 Baht

Weekly 1 x Training 2500 Baht 2 x Training 3500 Baht

Monthly 1 x Training 7000 Baht 2 x training 11,000 Baht

Sinbi Muay Thai Gym

AKA Thailand - Rawai, Phuket

AKA Thailand provides a world-class training experience and state-of-the-art facilities situated in a tropical paradise. They are committed to maintaining the same highly acclaimed training curriculum utilized at our world-renowned San Jose facility. They aim to attract, train, and promote the world's best fighters while nurturing promising talents into future champions. The facilities are open to fighters and fitness enthusiasts from all corners of the globe who seek to experience authentic Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Strength & Conditioning classes in the tropical environment of Thailand.

AKA have accommodation packages.

Best For: MMA Training and people who want to focus on strength and Conditioning.

Prices: Weekly 3500 Baht

Monthly 9,900 Baht

All there prices and options are on their webpage.

Singpatong Sitnumnoi Muay Thai Gym - Patong Beech, Phuket

Singpatong Gym is an authentic and traditional Muay Thai training camp located in the beautiful island of Phuket, Thailand. Established more than 20 years ago, the gym has been dedicated to training and producing some of the world's top Muay Thai fighters. With a reputation for excellence and a long-standing history of success, Singpatong Gym offers a unique opportunity to train under experienced trainers and compete alongside some of the best fighters in the sport. This gym has a reputation for being hardcore, they begin training with a 10km jungle run and encourage students to take training very seriously.

This gym has accommodation but it is old school shared room style , the whole vibe is polar opposite from the luxury resort type training centres that are popular on the island.

Best For: People who want to train in a serious and dedicated way, pro fighters.

Prices: Daily 500 Baht - Weekly - 2500 Baht - Monthly 8000 Baht

Singpatong - Sit Numnoi Muay Thai Gym

Sumalee Boxing Gym - Thalang, Phuket

If you are looking for Muay Thai and Yoga training in Phuket that meets western standards of service, accommodation, facilities, and food, Sumalee Boxing Gym is the place for you. The traditional Muay Thai program, caters to all skill levels from beginner to advanced. They have experienced and qualified trainers, many of whom have competed professionally, conducting the training.

Apart from Muay Thai, Sumalee offer other health and fitness programs, including yoga, strength and conditioning, and nutrition advice. Their on-site restaurant, The Nutrition Station, serves healthy meals to support your training needs.

Sumalee Boxing Gym is known for its world-class training facilities, such as a full-sized boxing ring, various bags and pads for training, and a dedicated strength and conditioning area. If you want to train intensively for extended periods, we provide on-site accommodation.

Located on three acres of tropical land on the East Coast of Phuket, the gym offers a holistic tropical training experience with onsite accommodation.

Sumalee's monthly training package is a great deal considering Phuket is an expensive tourist area.

Best For: Students who enjoy yoga, nutrition and other holistic pursuits. A good cheap training camp if you are resident in the area.

Price: Daily 1 x 500 Baht 2 x 700 Baht

Weekly 2000 Baht - Monthly 5000 Baht

Sumalee Boxing Gym

Phuket Top Team - Chalong, Phuket

Phuket Top Team focuses on providing personalized training and fostering a team atmosphere for MMA fighters, potential fighters, and those who are serious about their MMA training. The facility has paved the way for numerous fighters, thanks to its comprehensive training program and use of Muay Thai skills and teachings from Thailand, the home of the sport.

The training program at Phuket Top Team includes classes in Submission Wrestling, Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle Wrestling, Western Boxing, Muay Thai, K-1 striking, and of course, MMA. The team also offers Strength and Conditioning to supplement the training program.

Phuket Top Team is a supportive community of individuals who are passionate about MMA. The facility is open to anyone who is interested in improving their skills, whether they are just starting out or an experienced fighter. They have a range of packages and options including accommodation packages.

Best For: MMA students who are serious

Prices: Lots of options, go to :

Muay Thai Training only - Daily 1 x 400 Baht Daily 2 x 500 Baht

Weekly - 2800 Baht

Monthly - 9000 Baht

Phuket Top Team

Revolution Gym - Thalang, Phuket

Revolution gym is a Muay Thai Gym with high level trainers teaching the skills of Thailand national sport. The gym boasts many superstars of the sport past and present. There are classes and private lessons available and no experience is necessary. The gym has a family friendly environment and attracts visitors from around the world. A place where former champions train future ones. Revolution has accommodation packages and even has poolside rooms available at premium rates.

Best For: Good for all standards and particularly good for beginners.

Price: They have a detailed pricing webpage :

Training Only - Daily 600 Baht ( 2 x sessions) Weekly 3000 Baht

Monthly 11,000 Baht

Revolution Gym

Rattachai Muay Thai Gym - Chalong, Phuket

Since its opening day back in 2015, Rattachai has been offering an inspiring and welcoming environment for individuals to learn Muay Thai. The experienced team of coaches at Rattachai can assist individuals who are new to Muay Thai or those who want to enhance their training.

They do not advertise any accommodation packages.

Best For: A good all round gym for all standards. Slightly more affordable than other gyms in the same area.

Prices: Daily 1 x Training 500 Baht - 2 x Training 800 Bhat

Weekly 4500 Baht

Monthly 1 x a day training 8000 Baht 2 x a day training 12,000 Baht

Rattachai Muay Thai Gym

Lamai Muay Thai Gym. Koh Samui

Lamai Muay Thai Camp (WMC) is the oldest and most traditional Muaythai Camp on Koh Samui, established in 1998. The camp is officially sanctioned by the Official World MuayThai Council of Thailand. Located in Lamai Beach, the camp has full English management and world champion Thai trainers and fighters offering top-class training for all levels of fighters, including kids, beginners, weight training, advanced, and professional fight training.

I have had many friends train here and they all say it is a high quality training environment.

No accommodation packages are advertised. This gym can get very busy with tourists at times.

Best For: Good all round gym for all standards. Good for potential Instructors who want Government Recognised Certification. Good for family's with kids.

Prices: Daily 1 x training 300 Baht 2 x Training 500 Baht

No information available on Weekly or monthly rates.

Lamai Muay Thai

Punch It Gym - Koh Samui

Punch it claim that they design their workouts in a unique way. Modern and traditional Muay Thai techniques are mixed in the creation of the programs. The team considers the individual's level, specific needs, and goals to tailor the workout. At Punch it Muay Thai gym, everyone is welcome, whether they want to have their first Muay Thai experience, train for fitness, or are a professional fighter. Punch it, the manufacturer, also uses the gym to understand the needs of their customers when developing their Muay Thai products.

They have accommodation, training and food packages. There is a large swimming pool in the complex.

Best For: People who like the modern approach to fitness.

Prices: Daily 1 x Training 400 Baht 2 x Training 700 baht

Weekly 2900 Baht Monthly 7900 Baht

Punch It Gym

YodYut Muay Thai Gym - Koh Samui

At Yodyut Muaythai, there is a great selection of facilities available for students, which include two full-sized boxing rings measuring 6m x 6m each, a large matted floor area, 15 bags for training, and hot shower facilities. In addition, students can conveniently purchase all their Muaythai essentials from an onsite shop that offers a range of items such as shorts, gloves, hand wraps, and t-shirts.

They do not advertise accommodation packages.

Best For: All levels family atmosphere

Prices: Daily 1 x Training 400 Baht 2 x Training 600 Baht

Weekly 3000 Bhat Monthly 7500 Baht

YodYut Muay Thai Gym

Diamond Muay Thai - Koh Phangan

Diamond Muay Thai Gym is a training facility located in the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. The gym offers training for beginners and advanced fighters alike, with experienced trainers who provide personalized coaching and guidance to help students improve their skills and reach their goals. With a focus on technique, discipline, and physical fitness, Diamond Muay Thai Gym is a good destination for anyone looking to learn Muay Thai or take their skills to the next level.

The gym offers a variety of training packages with or without accommodation.

Best for: All abilities who want to train at a beach resort area.

Price: Training Only Daily - 1 x day 400 Baht 2 x Day 600 Baht

Weekly 1 x Day 2000 Baht 2 x Day 3000 Baht

Monthly 1 x Day 7000 Baht 2 x Day 10,000 Baht

Diamond Muay Thai Gym

Rittisak Muay Thai Gym - Koh Phangan

Rittisak Muaythai prides itself on being more than just a team, but rather a family. With a small and intimate gym, every student is promised to receive the attention and support they need, without ever feeling lost in the crowd.

Regardless of skill level, Rittisak Muaythai caters to everyone from complete beginners to professional fighters. The gym is confident that visitors will experience the unique magic of Rittisak Muaythai first hand and encourages them to come and see for themselves.Best For: Family atmosphere for all levels.

Prices: Daily 350 Baht per class

Weekly 1 x day Training 1800 Baht 2 x a day Training 2800 Baht

Monthly 1 x day training 5500 Baht 2 x a day Training 8000 BahtD

Monsoon Gym - Koh Tao

Monsoon Gym & Fight Club, situated just a stone's throw away from the world-renowned Sairee Beach on Koh Tao, is an exceptional destination in Thailand to enhance your Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, or Boxing skills, regardless of your objectives.

For two decades, Monsoon Gym has attracted top fighters from across the globe and continues to surpass expectations in delivering quality fight training experiences in the Gulf of Thailand.

Koh Tao has always been a popular destination for backpackers and has consistently garnered critical acclaim as one of the world's most incredible island getaways. Its spectacular crystal-clear waters are renowned among divers and beach enthusiasts alike.

They have basic accommodation packages and the weight training gym is fully stocked.

If you don't mind dorm accommodation you could stay and train here for 13,500 Baht a month which is a great deal for room, training and gym in a tropical paradise beach location.

Best For: Good all round gym for MMA / Muay Thai and fitness in tropical paradise away from mass tourism.

Prices: Training Only Daily 300 Baht. Weekly 1500 Baht. Monthly (24 Classes)5500 Baht

Monsoon Gym

Honour Muay Thai Gym - Ao Nang, Krabi

Honour Muay Thai Gym represents the embodiment of two decades of unwavering commitment and enthusiasm for Muay Thai, Thailand's national sport.

Nestled in the stunning Karsts of Krabi, and just a few minutes away from the renowned beaches and town of Ao Nang, Honour Muay Thai Gym provides the ultimate backdrop for an authentic Muay Thai encounter.

The gym prides itself on providing top-notch traditional Muay Thai training to guests of all levels, whether they are seasoned fighters or novices, to help them achieve their objectives.

Best For: Good all round gym for traditional Muay Thai all levels. Beautiful but less touristy location.

Prices: They only publish their daily rates 1 x day 400 Baht 2 x day 600 Baht

Honour Muay Thai Gym

Bull Muay Thai Gym - Ao Nang, Krabi

Bull Muay Thai is a professional Muay Thai gym and training camp situated in Ao Nang, Krabi. They operate not only as a gym but also as a team of professional fighters and trainers, dedicated to assisting individuals in achieving their fitness goals.

Their trainers personalize every training session to accommodate the abilities of each beginner, intermediate, and professional fighter, enabling them to maximize their workout benefits.

The Bamboo Pool Resort, situated next door to the gym, is an ideal location to unwind after a rigorous training session. In addition, their on-site shop offers professional Muay Thai clothing and equipment.

Best For : All levels who want to train in a resort style accommodation in a place that is not too touristy.

Prices: Training Only: Daily Rate 1 x Day 300 Baht 2 x Day 500 Baht

Weekly 1 x Day 1900 Baht 2 x Day 3200 Baht

Monthly 1 x Day 6900 Baht 2 x Day 9900 Baht

Bull Muay Thai

3. South East Thailand Muay Thai Gyms / Camps - Pattaya

Pattaya, located on the eastern coast of Thailand, is a city known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and cultural attractions. Once a small fishing village, Pattaya has transformed into a popular tourist destination, drawing millions of visitors each year from around the world.

The city boasts an array of activities, from water sports and island hopping to temple visits and shopping. The famous Walking Street is a hub of entertainment, featuring bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that stay open until the early hours of the morning.

Pattaya is also a popular destination for those interested in the sport of Muay Thai, with world-class training facilities located throughout the city. Beyond its lively atmosphere, Pattaya is known as the "Vegas" of asia so it is understandable that the fight scene is strong here with great gyms and good stadiums too.

Fairtex Training Center : Pattaya City

Fairtex Muay Thai gym is one of the most renowned and respected training facilities in Pattaya, Thailand. Established in 1971, the gym has a rich history and reputation for producing world-class fighters and providing top-notch training to students of all levels. The hall of fame is like a living history of Muay Thai. Located in the heart of Pattaya, the gym boasts a state-of-the-art training facility with top-of-the-line equipment and experienced trainers. Fairtex Muay Thai gym attracts fighters and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world who are seeking to improve their skills, fitness, and overall health. In this introduction, we will explore the history, facilities, and training programs offered by Fairtex Muay Thai gym in Pattaya.

This gym is one of the few tourist gyms that still advocate a long run (10km approx) in the mornings. They have a hotel on site and have a few reasonably priced room options.

Best for: All levels and fighters, they have a BJJ and MMA program too so great for the MMA crew.

Price: Training Only Monthly 12,000 Baht for just Muay Thai. No other prices published

Fairtex Training Centre

Sityodtong Muay Thai Gym : Pattaya City

The world famous Sityodtong Muay Thai gym is a training facility located in Pattaya, Thailand. Founded in 1959 by the legendary Grandmaster Yodtong Senanan, the gym has a storied history and reputation for producing some of the best fighters in the sport. With a focus on traditional Muay Thai techniques and modern training methods, Sityodtong Muay Thai gym attracts fighters and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world who are seeking to improve their skills and overall health. The gym is equipped with excellent training facilities and experienced trainers who are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.

No accomadation packages are mentioned but the gym is located in an area with lots of guest houses and hotels.

Best For: Intermediate and advanced wanting to improve on good traditional Muay Thai skills.

Prices: Daily 1 x Day Training 300 Baht 2 x Day Training 500 Baht

Monthly 10,000 Baht

Sityodtong Muay Thai Gym

Raamba Somdet M16 Gym : Pattaya City

Rambaa Somdet M16 Gym in Pattaya is a training facility for Muay Thai enthusiasts, fighters, and athletes. Located in the bustling city of Pattaya, Thailand, the gym offers a unique experience for those looking to train in various disciplines, including Muay Thai, MMA, and boxing.

Founded by former Muay Thai champion, Rambaa Somdet, the gym boasts state-of-the-art training equipment, a team of highly experienced coaches, and a welcoming community of fighters and enthusiasts from all around the world.

Ramba Somdet is an extrovert character remembered for his antics in the ring. He would do crazy dances in the ring and even kiss the ref when he won. At the time his behaviour was considered scandalous but it was very entertaining.

With a reputation for producing top-tier fighters, Rambaa Somdet M16 Gym has become a sought-after destination for Muay Thai enthusiasts and professionals alike. Whether you're looking to improve your skills, get in shape, or compete at the highest level, this gym offers a unique and rewarding training experience.

Many of my friends have trained at Rambaa Somdets gym and they all say it was a fantastic experience. Rambaa fought in MMA for a short career but I still think his classic Muay Thai is his selling point. I believe he has fighter dorm accommodation which is cheaper than local guest houses. Training fees are substantially lower than the neighbouring gyms and this does not reflect a difference in training quality at all.

I am persoanlly a big fan of Ramba Somdet, I was living in a gym in Chiang Mai when he burst onto the scene and i was inspired by the way he fought. I remember his antics divided the Muay Thai world with some conservatives and purists wanting him banned. What a legend I will definatly go to Pattya and train with him one day.

Best For: All standards who want to train classical Muay Thai in Pattaya at a bargain price.

Prices: No current prices are posted but a few years ago he was only charging 300 Baht a session and 3000 Baht a month.

Rambaa Somdet Gym M16

Sor Klinmee Muay Thai Gym- Pattaya City

Sor Klinmee Muay Thai Gym, located in the heart of Pattaya, very close to Rambaa Somdet Gym, is a long established training facility for Muay Thai enthusiasts of all levels. The gym is named after the legendary Muay Thai fighter, Sor Klinmee, who is revered in the Muay Thai community for his incredible skill and accomplishments in the ring. No accomadation deals are posted.

Best For : A hardcore and traditional training camp for serious students and fighters.

Prices: Monthly 1 x Day Training 6000 Baht - 2 x Day Training 10,000 Baht

Sor Klinmee Muay Thai Gym

Petchrungruang Muay Thai Gym - Pattaya City

Petchrungruang Gym Pattaya is another classic and well established traditional gym and Muay Thai training facility located in the vibrant city of Pattaya, Thailand. Founded by former professional fighter and trainer Kru Nueng, the gym has become a destination for Muay Thai enthusiasts from all over the world. The gym is old school and not a luxurious spa type complex but the training of technique is amongst the best in all of Thailand.

Occasionally Muay thai legends such as Diesel noi and Yodkhunpon are on site helping out with coaching or doing private lessons. They do not offer accommodation as far as I know.

Best For: Experienced Students who want to improve technique

Prices: Monthly 2 x Training day 9000 Baht 1 x Day Training 5000 Baht

Petchrungruang Muay Thai Gym

Sitpholek Institute of Muay Thai Techniques - South Pattaya

Sitpholek Camp is a renowned Thai boxing, Burmese bare-knuckle boxing, MMA and Boxing camp located in Pattaya, Thailand. The camp boasts of highly skilled and experienced Muay Thai, boxing, MMA and Lethwei fighters and trainers who provide quality training to beginners as well as professional athletes. The camp provides a unique family feeling experience to its visitors who come to train and stay in Pattaya.

With more than 25 years of experience, Sitpholek Camp is equipped to train anyone regardless of their skill level. The camp believes that it's never too late to be active and train in combat sports. In fact, combat sports help to build stamina and confidence.

The camp has a variety of rooms that provide visitors with a comfortable stay while they train. After years of customer requests, the camp found the perfect location in a quiet side street of a busy road in South Pattaya, just a few minutes walk from shops, bars, restaurants, markets and shopping malls. The rooms are basic but include all the necessary amenities such as own bathroom, shower, hot and cold water, free WiFi throughout the camp, and restaurant.

Best for : People who want to study Muay Thai and other disciplines such as Lethwei and Boxing

Prices: They are a bit secretive about prices encouraging you to contact for a quote , but I found out they charge 5250 Baht for a weeks training with accommodation included.

Sitpholek Muay Thai Institute

Venum Training Camp : South Pattaya

The Venum Training Camp in Thailand offers a truly unique experience. The Venum Training Camp in Pattaya seamlessly combines combat sports and cross-training.

This idyllic location is perfect for those who want to combine their training with a relaxing holiday.

For those who want to train and push themselves to their limits, there's a plethora of combat sports available, including Muay-Thai, MMA, Western Boxing, and BJJ, as well as Cross-Training sessions. With so much to learn and enjoy, the Venum Training Camp promises a lifetime of training opportunities.

Best For: Boot Campers and MMA guys not so focused on traditional muay Thai.

Prices: Muay Thai Only 1 class - 500 Baht, 1 week - 3500 Baht , 1 Month 10,000 Baht

Full breakdown of prices for all other activities on their web page:

Venum Training Camp

4. Northern Thailand Muay Thai Gyms / Camps

Northern Thailand is a region of Thailand known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, unique local cuisine, and its thriving Muay Thai scene. This part of the country is bordered by Myanmar and Laos to the north, and the Central Plains region to the south. The region is known for its lush green hills, terraced rice fields, and picturesque mountain landscapes.

The largest city in northern Thailand is Chiang Mai, which is often referred to as the cultural capital of Thailand, as well as a popular hub for Muay Thai training. Chiang Mai is home to a plethora of ancient temples, stunning architecture, and local markets where visitors can sample some of the region's unique dishes and handicrafts. The city is also home to several world-renowned Muay Thai gyms, where fighters from all over the world come to train and compete.

Another major city in the region is Chiang Rai, which is famous for its stunning landscapes, including the famous White Temple, and a growing Muay Thai scene.

Northern Thailand is also known for its vibrant festivals, including the famous Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, where thousands of lanterns are released into the sky, creating a magical display of light.

In addition to its cultural offerings and natural beauty, Northern Thailand is a popular destination for Muay Thai enthusiasts, with several gyms and training centers offering world-class coaching and facilities, making it an unforgettable destination for travellers from around the world.

Burklerk Muay Thai Academy - Lampang City / Ko Kha District, Lampang

Burklerk Muay Thai Academy holds a special place in my heart as my home gym. Under the guidance of Ajarn Burklerk Pinsinchai, I have dedicated over a decade to my training. Ajarn Burklerk's remarkable fighting career during the Golden Era speaks for itself, as he remained virtually undefeated. Renowned for his graceful technique and exceptional mastery of Muay Thai, training under him has been an eye-opening experience.

Even after three decades of training in Thailand, I continue to be astounded by Ajarn Burklerk's ability to introduce me to new tricks and tactics that I had never encountered before. His expertise is unparalleled, and I wholeheartedly recommend seizing the opportunity to train with him if given the chance.

Ajarn Burklerk Pinsinchai boasts an impressive array of credentials, including being a two-time Lumpinee champion, a Thailand Champion, and a recipient of the Fighter of the Year award. His accomplishments in the ring have solidified his status as a true legend in Muay Thai.

In addition to his remarkable fighting career, Ajarn Burklerk has also made significant contributions as a coach. He has coached at at esteemed institutions such as The North Thailand Police Academy and The Board of Boxing Sports C License Kru training course, which is designed for all Thai-born Muay Thai instructors, Ajarn Burklerk is himself an A License Coach, These high-profile affiliations underscore his reputation as a highly respected and sought-after coach within the Muay Thai community.

The training facilities are conveniently situated in two different locations. The first is a small gym attached to his house, strategically located in the city center.

In addition, Ajarn Burklerk has a resort located 10 km outside of town. This resort not only offers excellent training facilities but also provides comfortable accommodations for those seeking an immersive training experience.

Ajarn's wife operates a restaurant, which has become a popular post-training hangout spot. The restaurant serves delicious meals, making it a perfect place to refuel and socialize with fellow practitioners.

Best For: All levels, family vibe, Traditional Muay Thai and good for existing coaches / fighters who want to learn new skills.

Prices: 10,000 a month Muay Thai Training (Unconfirmed) various stay and train deals available contact Mrs. Puk (English Language)

Burklerk Muay Thai Academy

Muay Thai Fever Gym - Suthep District - Chiang Mai City

This is our own gym so in the intrest of being objective we wont say too much. Ajarn Burklerk Pinsinchai and Kru Nai are our coaches. We have a clean and well equipped gym with a conditioning area. and we are great value. Just 10 minutes from the city but away from the pollution in the clean mountain air.

We offer education visas for long stay students and digital nomads and we have coaches with A License, WMC Pro license and IMA amateur license coaches.

Best For: A good all rounder for all levels. Great if you are a long term resident in Chiang Mai.

Prices: 350 baht a session or 4500 Baht a Month

Thong Dee Muay Thai Gym

Banchamek Gym / Buakaw Village - Mae Tang District , Chiang Mai Province

Located in Mae Tang, just an hour's drive from Chiang Mai, Buakaw Gym is a scenic resort nestled amidst beautiful mountains and countryside. While Buakaw's presence during training sessions cannot be guaranteed, he is known to frequent the gym and actively participate when present. During a visit accompanied by Ajarn Burklerk, Buakaw warmly welcomed us, even sharing a pleasant lunch together.

The facility is modern and the trainers are solid professionals. The accomadation is luxurious and therefore not so cheap. They do all inclusive packages which include training, food and accommodation.

Best For: The starstruck, The rich and good for a luxurious resort training experience. Makes a good day trip for a one off session whilst training regular at another Chiang Mai Gym.

Prices: Training only - 600 Baht for 1 session 8000 Baht for 15 sessions (16,000 Baht a month that's nearly $500 us!!! just for training!!)

Banchamek Gym / Buakaw Village

Sit Thailand Gym - Near Chiang Mai Airport, Chiang Mai City

Sit Thailand Muay Thai Gym, nestled on the edge of Chiang Mai City, is a premier training facility renowned for its commitment to the art of Muay Thai. Led by the esteemed Kru Thailand Pinsinchai, a golden era champion celebrated for his exceptional technical ability. With a focus on preserving the essence of Muay Thai, Sit Thailand Muay Thai Gym provides an ideal environment for individuals seeking to enhance their skills and embrace the rich heritage of this ancient martial art form.

The facility is good and spacious and situated next to a resort with a pool that they use as an accommodation base.

Best For: Serious training and fighters.

Prices: Training only - 1 Day 600 Baht - 1 Week 3000 Baht - 1 Month 10,000 Baht

Sit Thailand Gym

Manop Maxim Gym - San Sai District, Chiang Mai Suburbs

Kru Manop, a world-famous coach known for training the likes of Saenchai and other prominent Muay Thai fighters, leads this small and family-style Muay Thai gym just 20 minutes from downtown Chiang Mai in the suburbs. The quality of instruction is very high, with Kru Manop delivering a daily master class in pad holding. Prepare to be amazed by his expertise and experience first-hand the exceptional training environment he cultivates.

There is a limited amount of accommodation at the gym I understand.

Best For: All levels but need to take training seriously. Great for advanced and fighters / Coaches.

Prices: Training Only - 1 session 400 Baht - 1 Week 3000 Baht - 1 Month - Train 1 x a day 6000 Baht - 1 Month Train 2 x a day 10,000 Baht

Manop Maxim Gym

Hong Tong Muay Thai Gym - San Sai District, Chiang Mai Suburbs

Hong Tong Gym, managed by the twin brothers Kru Gen and Kru Joe, is a well-rounded and consistent performer. The gym offers a harmonious blend of traditional training, catered sessions for tourists, and programs designed for Thai fitness enthusiasts. With ample space and purpose-built accommodation on-site, the premises provide a comfortable training environment.

The twins, who were previously coaches at Team Quest around 12 years ago, possess exceptional Muay Thai skills and have the capability to train individuals up to elite fight standards. Having personally trained under them before the establishment of their own gym, I hold them in high regard and can only speak highly of their expertise and dedication to the sport of Muay Thai.

Best For: Intermediates looking to push into fighting but also ok for all other standards

Prices: Training Only: One session per day: - One month: 6,000 Baht - One week: 1,600 Baht - One day: 300 Baht

Two sessions per day: One month: 9,000 Baht - One week: 2,800 Baht - One day: 500 Baht

Hong Tong Muay Thai Gym

Lanna Muay Thai - Boon Lanna Muay Thai Sarapi District, Chiang Mai Suburbs

Also known as "Kietbusaba Muay Thai," Lanna holds a special place in my heart as it was the very first gym where I began my training almost three decades ago. Back then, I had the privilege of training alongside Andy Thompson, the founder of the gym. I take pride in being the first foreign fighter to represent Lanna. Over the years, the gym has undergone two relocations, adapting to its evolving needs.

Many of the young Thai fighters whom I had the honor of training and fighting alongside in the 90s have now transitioned into the role of coaches, contributing their expertise and experience to the next generation. Among these remarkable individuals is Kru Boon, who has taken up the reins and currently owns and manages Lanna at its new location on the outskirts of the city.

Lanna runs a tight ship and training is well structured, they cater for all level and can organise fights at a good standard.

They are currently constructing an accommodation block and rooms will be available soon, they are also able to provide a Muay Thai Education visa.

Best For: A solid all rounder for tourists and pro fighters alike.

Prices: Training Only 1 class 400 Baht. Weekly 1 x Training Day - 2000 Baht. 2 x Training Day -3500 Baht. Monthly 1 x Training Day 6000 Baht 2 x Training Day 8,800 Baht

Muay Thai gyms and Camps in Thailand

Lanna Muay Thai Gym

Santai Muay Thai Gym - San Khampaeng District, Chiang Mai Suburbs

Santai Muay Thai Gym, located in Chiang Mai, boasts a team of skilled trainers who cater to students across various proficiency levels, spanning from novices to seasoned professional fighters.

Santai Muay Thai gym has a good reputation for quality and a very traditional hard core training regime. Like a few other gyms in the area (Burklerk Gym / Sit Thailand / Manasak Gym) Santai has a connection with Pinsinchai Gym in Bangkok ,with regard to its training staff, and this is always a seal of quality. Many big name fighters have been produced by this gym. They have a vast range of accommodation packages.

Best For: Pro Fighters and coaches who want to train hard. Prices: Training Only : Daily 600 Baht - Weekly 3000 Baht - Monthly 10,000 Baht

Santai Muay Thai Gym

The Camp - Mae Hia District, Chiang Mai suburbs

The Fairtex owned The Camp is a luxurious training environment and fully serviced resort. this gym is really big with tons of facilities and 3 full size rings. They also have accommodation, weight training gym and a restaurant.

There is no doubting the quality of these premises but its not cheap. For example a bunk in a shared dorm room will set you back around $65 USD for one night (For about $150 USD you could easily rent a nice condo for a month in that area.) Training is also a premium rate unless you are a Thai then it is substantially cheaper.

Also note: No alcohol is permitted in the gym or accommodation for those of you who like a cool beer after training.

Best For: Wealthy people looking for a luxurious spa type Muay Thai package.

Prices: Weekly 6000 Baht - Monthly 12,000 Baht

The Camp Muay Thai Resort

The Bear Muay Fight Club - The Old City, Chiang Mai City Centre

The Bear is one of my personal favourite gyms in Chiang Mai. It is located within the walls of the old city and is small family ran gym. It gets very busy in the afternoon sessions and the training is very old school and hard work. The last time I was there the session ran for nearly 3 hours.

The classes are structured and the trainers are very encouraging and hard working. There are some seasoned professional's training at this gym too.

They don't offer accommodation packages but the area that the gym is located is a wash with cheap guest houses and some mid range boutique hotels.

The Bear is one of the best priced gyms in The North of Thailand considering price and length of sessions.

Best For: Convenient to the city and great for all levels. Fighters could do a lot worse than to sign up here.

Prices: 1 Session 300 Baht - 1 Week 1500 Baht - Monthly prices start from just 4000 Baht but with limited pad rounds.

The Bear fight Club

Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym - The Old City, Chiang Mai City Centre.

Just a few streets away from The Bear Fight Club and still within The Old City walls is Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym. I actually completed the year long Muay Thai Education visa here, during the covid times. I can vouch for the efficiency and professionalism of the visa admin staff who arranged my visa with very little trouble. This is more of an achievement than it sounds as dealing with Thai immigration is often very difficult and an administrative mine field. If you are looking for a visa though be sure to plan financially as Muay Thai visas typically cost 2 to 3 times more than Thai language visas.

The coaches are all very welcoming, encouraging and professional and the class has a very solid structure. Kru Bank, the head coach, is a great character and actually remembers watching me fight when he was just a young boy.

The session is 90 minutes and the classes are very compact and useful for people who do not have a lot of free time. The format is 10 minutes jog around the ring / gym, group warm up, shadow boxing,1 or 2 rounds of instruction technique, 3 pad rounds with a coach , bag work, light sparring and a group warm down. The sparring is mostly with other foreign students but is well supervised I only had a few rough spars in well over a year of training here.

The premises is upstairs and benefits from a nice breeze as the walls are half open (mesh ) and the surface is astro turf which actually a great surface for training Muay Thai.

They do not offer accomadation packages but the surrounding atrea has many hostels, guest houses and hotels in walking distance.

Best for: Muay Thai visa. Beginners, people who want to do a short compact session and convenient to the old city.

Prices: One Session - 390 Baht - Weekly 1 x a Day Training 2500 Baht - Monthly 1 x a Day Training 8000 Baht - Monthly 2 x a Day Training 10,000 Baht

Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym

Dang Muay Thai - The Old City, Chiang Mai city Centre

Kru Dang has been teaching in Chiang Mai for a long time and is highly regarded for his good technique and practical applications.

His new gym (Early 2023) is just around the corner from Chiang Mai Muay Thai Gym inside the wall of the Old City. Dang Muay Thai operates in a similar way to Chiang Mai Muay Thai gym with 90 minutes structured classes and Education visa's for Muay Thai available to the wealthy.

They have accommodation on site which is no doubt convenient but over priced for a small room with a shared bathroom, there are literally hundreds of guest houses, hostels and boutique hotels within walking distance.

Best For: All standards who like a short structured class. Education visa

Prices: Training Only : 1 Session - 350 Baht. Weekly (10 sessions) - 3000 Baht. Monthly 1 x Day Training - 5000 Baht. Monthly 2 x Day Training - 9000 Baht

Dang Muay Thai Gym

Tiger Muay Thai Chiang Mai - Mae Faek Mae District, Chiang Mai Province

A beautiful and stunning forest retreat Muay Thai camp and spa for the wealthy situated not far from Mae Rim about 18 km north of Chiang Mai.

Like its big brother camp in Phuket the Tiger brand ensures quality and the trainers are sourced from quality instructors and ex champions around the country.

It has a fully equipped Muay Thai facility and also a weight room and swimming pool which need paying for on top of your Muay Thai training fee.

They also run MMA classes and Yoga from the resort and have luxurious accomadation available at a premium price.

Best For: The wealthy who enjoy the spa experience & want a reclusive Muay Thai holiday

Prices: Muay Thai Training only - Weekly - 3700 Baht. Monthly - 10,000 Baht

Tiger Muay Thai Chiang Mai

Manasak Muay Thai Gym - San Patong District , Chiang Mai Province 30 km South West of the city.

Kru Mansak is another one of the world renowned Pinsinchai Gym fighters who is coaching in the north of Thailand. This gym is brand new but Kru Manasak was coaching at Santai Gym for a long time and is highly regarded as a dedicated and skilful coach.

As it has only just opened there is not much info on this gym but I included it as Kru Manasak has a reputation of been one of the best coaches in the Chiang Mai region.

Muay Thai gyms and Camps in Thailand

Manasak Muay Thai Gym

Sit Thaharnaek Muay Thai Gym - Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai Suburbs

Ajarn Hua is a great coach and highly recommended. I was running Burklerk Gym in Chiang Mai's night Bazzaar when it was taken over by Ajarn Hua and had the pleasure of meeting him and training with the gym briefly. Covid times saw the death of the night bazaar and Ajarn Hua moved his gym out to Hang Dong.

Adjarn Hua has over 500 fights and was at one point ranked number two at the Rajadamern stadium in Bangkok. Together with his trainers, he will be happy to teach you both the basics as well as advanced skills in Muay Thai.

The gym is well equipped but it has a traditional feel about the place. The group training sessions are two hours and usually include skipping, stretching, shadow boxing/technique, speed punch, 3-4 rounds pad work, 3-4 rounds bag work/sparring, clinching, conditioning. Afternoon sessions are generally more focused on sparring and clinching. They do not offer accommodation packages.

Best For: Long Term residents living South of Chiang Mai city but a good all rounder.

Prices: 1 x Session 400 Bath - 2 x sessions a Day 700 Bath - Weekly 2200 Bath - Monthy 8000 Bath

Muay Thai gyms and Camps in Thailand

Bangrajan Muay Thai - Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province

Bangrajan is a spa type set up located in Mae Rim about 26 km from Chiang Mai. The Muay Thai program has been well received by a few people I know and the facilities look great. The Muay Thai program is complimented with a lot of holistic type activities like massage, yoga and nutritional dieting etc. They have a very nice garden and swimming pool on site. They used to offer a Muay Thai Education Visa but I am not sure if that is still available.

They only advertise accommodation packages so I don't think they have an option for walk in sessions or training only.

If anyone from Bangrajan wants to contact me to update these details please do so and I will amend the information.

Best For: Luxury spa experience and great for people into all round holistic and Wellness.

Prices: No Training only prices are published and accommodation packages are high end prices. The website is very good and price options are well displayed.

Bangrajan Muay Thai Resort

Charn Chai Muay Thai Gym Pai, Mae Hong Song Province

Formerly known as "True Bee" gym set in the beautiful and very "Hippy" town of Pai in the mountains.

I have trained with Kru Bee when he was coaching at the old "Chay Yai Muay Thai Gym" in Chiang Mai 15 or 20 years ago. He is a quality coach and an awesome pad man. He trained fighter's at many top Bangkok gyms and has had stints coaching abroad too. The gym is located in a mountain fresh environment and well equipped and well staffed too.

They do accommodation and fully inclusive deals which include meals.

They actually have a monthly package which is just 18,000 Baht for training, food and accommodation ( That's approx. 522 USD at time of writing) this is a great all in price.

Best for: An awesome await from it all retreat in the mountains for all standards

Prices: Weekly 2500 Baht - Monthly 9000 Baht

Charn Chai Muay Thai Gym

The Underdog Gym - Chiang Rai City

The Underdog gym is situated in the middle of Chiang Rai city and has a very good reputation. Kru Bank is very experienced and has coached all over the world, he spent some time in East Europe.

They offer well structured lessons in a good facility at an amazing price.

Best For: Good all rounder for all standards and convenient to city centre.

Prices: No weekly or monthly published but who cares at 150 Baht a session!

The Underdog Gym

Sri Wai Muay Thai Gym - Chiang Rai

I'm not sure if this gym has been re branded or if it just uses a Thai and western name but it also known as "Stinger Muay Thai Gym."

Head coach is well known Muay Thai fighter, trainer and commentator Ajahn Supalert Tansombat "Lom Issan" ( the Issan Wind ). They also have an Asian boxing Champ on site so would be a good place to sharpen up your hand drills.

I have heard good things about this gym and it represents a good option for anyone in the area. They offer accommodation and fighter packages.

Their prices are very reasonable.

Best For: All standards and beginners or people who want to improve their hand skill.

Prices: 1 Session 250 Baht. 2 x Training a Day price - Weekly - 2200 Baht, Monthly - 8000 Baht. If you can prove long term residency in Chiang Rai Monthly training is only 2000 Baht a month.

Muay Thai gyms and Camps in Thailand

Sri Wai / Stinger Muay Thai Gym

T20 Muay Thai Gym - Nan City

T20 - "Tee Sow" in Northern Thai language. Is an old school, traditional Muay Thai gym in the far northern town of Nan.

I discovered this hidden gem whilst visiting my girlfriends home town and it was like walking back into a gym from the 90's. Everything about the gym has "We mean business" written all over it and the place is usually packed with young Thais dreaming of the big time.

Kru Kay is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and training is overseen by the watchful eye of Kru Pan who has been in the sport over 50 years. The style is typically northern with an emphasis on blocking and countering but they are also particularly good with hand skill.

Nan is a very beautiful town in the mountains and is one of the most popular destinations for Thai tourists but foreign traveller's are not aware of it.

Best For: Anyone in Nan who wants to train or an awesome get away and immersive Muay Thai experience.

Prices: 8000 Baht a Month

Muay Thai gyms and Camps in Thailand

T20 - Tee Sow Muay Thai Gym

5. North Eastern Thailand - Isaan Muay Thai Gyms / Camps

North East Thailand, or the Isaan region, is a vibrant and diverse area of Thailand that boasts a rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and a thriving Muay Thai scene. The region is situated to the east of the Mekong River and is bordered by Laos and Cambodia. Issan is made up of 20 provinces, with the largest city being Khon Kaen.

One of the region's most famous cultural offerings is its unique dialect, traditional music, and cuisine, which is distinct from the rest of the country. Isaan cuisine is especially renowned for its spicy and sour flavors, and it is often accompanied by sticky rice. Issan is also home to several important historical sites, including the Phimai Historical Park and the Ban Chiang Archaeological Site.

In addition to its cultural offerings, Issan is also a popular destination for Muay Thai enthusiasts. The region has produced many renowned Muay Thai fighters and is home to several high-quality training camps. aVisitors can experience authentic Muay Thai training and fights, immersing themselves in the sport's rich history and culture.

Isaan also boasts stunning natural attractions such as the Phu Kradueng National Park and the Mekong River. Visitors can also experience unique local sports such as buffalo racing and cockfighting.

Isaan Gyms are typically traditional and old school, you may not find the modern spa type experience in this region that is found in South Thailand as the region is not really tourist orientated.

Lamnammoon Muay Thai Gym - Ubon Ratchathani

Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee -Kru Yo, was a true golden era legend and his gym in Ubon Ratchathani is a great fighters gym with traditional time and tested training methods. Its not really a tourist gym though and if you train here you should be prepared to give it your all. morning runs can be up to 14 km. The gym has a reputation for producing Muay Kao fighters (knee specialists.)

They do accommodation packages either at the coaches home or at a local hotel which is rumoured to be only 5000 Baht a month. They also do all in packages with training / accommodation / food packages.

Best for: Fighters, advanced students and coaches

Prices: 10,000 Baht a Month

Lamnammoon Muay Thai Gym

Kiat Moo 9 Muay Thai - Buriram

You won't find much info online about this gym but it has one of the greatest history's of all Thai gyms. During the golden era Kiat Moo Kao was a feeder gym of young talent for the big Bangkok gyms. Gyms like "Jockey Gym" and "Pinsinchai Gym" who we call Champion Factory but in fact many of their champions were taught Muay Thai as school boys at Kiat Moo Kao in Buriram. Training here is old school and the equipment is old and basic but if you can keep up with the young Thai fighters you will learn a lot here.

Yokkao have recently sponsored / took over the gym and I am sure the facility will benefit from an upgrade as a result of this.

Super star of the One Championship "Super Lek Kiat Moo 9" trains here and there is a wonderful article on his career at Kiat Moo 9 here:

Best For: Fighters and advanced. Prepared to rough it and train hard.

Prices: 6000 Baht a Month

Kiat Moo 9 Muay Thai Gym

SitboonMee Muay Thai Gym - Buriram

30 KM North of Buriram in a small village called Ban Sot is another breeding ground for Bangkok champions SitboonMee Muay Thai Gym.

I don't have much info on this gym but rest assured it is a gym that typifies the Isaan training model of very hard work in a non luxurious environment.

They actually charge quite a lot for an Isaan Gym though. when I see Isaan gyms that are far from luxurious charging these kind of prices combined with their lack of presence on the internet, I conclude that they don't really want too many foreigners coming. This is the kind of gym where you would have to be prepared to prove yourself and train diligently for a few weeks before they would really take much notice of you.

Best For: Dedicated and serious fighters who have experience in Thailand already.

Prices: 500 Baht for 1 Session - 12,000 Baht for a Month

SitboonMee Muay Thai Gym

LookboonMee Muay Thai Gym - Buriram

40 Km east of Buriram in an area called Lam Plai Mat District where LookboonMee Gym is located. This another one of those hard core Isaan gyms with a ferocious reputation for churning out tough, skilled and ruthless champions but it may not be the ideal place for foreigners to train, especially if you do not speak Thai.

Recently the gym has found some fame with its UFC fighter Lorna LookboonMee, but, as I said with SitboonMee, in all honesty when I see Isaan gyms that are far from luxurious charging these kind of prices combined with their lack of presence on the internet, I conclude that they don't really want too many foreigners coming. This is the kind of gym where you would have to be prepared to prove yourself and train diligently for a few weeks before they would really take much notice of you.

Best For: Hardcore training for experienced fighters used to training in Thailand

Price: 20,000 Baht a Month, just for training - one of the most expensive training fees in Thailand

LookboonMee Muay Thai Gym

Wor Wattana Gym - Nakhorn Ratchasima / Korat

Wor Wattana is slightly unusual as it's focus is on being a community project as opposed to a training centre. I am sure they would welcome foreigners to come and train though. Either way the work they have done for the local community in introducing Muay Thai but also encouraging the kids to focus on education is totally inspiring.

Although it's postal address is Nakhorn Ratchasima it is actually 60 km north east of the city and it is equally as close to Khon Kaen, Roi Et and Buriram... in other words its in the middle of nowhere and very rural.

Best For: Community spirited people who are interested in supporting this amazing project

Prices: No prices are published, they are a charity and actively seeking donations

Wor Wattana Muay Thai Community Project

Kem Muay Thai Gym -The Kao Yai Mountains, Nakhorn Ratchasima / Korat

Kem Muaythai Gym is family owned and was established in 2015.

The gym is located on the mountain of Khao Yai Thiang, Nakhon Ratchasim province about 70 km east of the city.

There are two full sized boxing rings, 16 boxing bags and strength and conditioning equipment for all to use. Cool mountainous air circulates throughout the gym.

Owned and ran by former Muay Thai superstar Kem Sitsongpeenong this gym comes highly recommended by a few personal friends who I know who have had a few lengthy stays at Kem Muay Thai Gym.

The place is kind of remote so accommodation packages will be the way to go here. The website has all the prices and details including a shuttle service from bangkok.

Best For: Muay Thai immersion holiday away from it all wih a simple family homestay style.

Prices: Training only 350 baht a session. Training with accommodation weekly - 8400 Baht Monthly - 32000 Baht

Kem Muay Thai Gym

Gumpun Muay Thai - Khon Kaen City

Gumpun Muay Thai Academy was developed to recruit retired professional and passionate Muay Thai boxers.

Gumpun's philosophy is to employ ex fighters and give them an income stream doing what they love. They claim to have 23 coaches working at the gym! The gym appears to be modern and well equipped.They teach Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA.

Best for: If you are in Khom Kaen worth checking ut.

Prices: Monthly 3,900 Baht for basics 7000 Baht for advanced technique training and 9000 Baht if you want to fight for them.

Nong Khai Muay Thai - Nong Khai, 50 km north of Udon Thani

Nong Khai Muay Thai Gym, located in the charming town of Nong Khai on the border between Thailand and Laos, prides itself on being a welcoming, reputable, and well-established training facility. Situated along the majestic Meakong River, which serves as a natural divide between Thailand and Laos, this gym provides a contemporary and fully equipped environment for all enthusiasts.

Owned and operated by individuals fluent in the French language, Nong Khai Muay Thai Gym offers training programs tailored to individuals of all skill levels, ranging from beginners to aspiring fighters.

They have a range of basic accomadation and food packages.

Best For: All levels, French speakers.

Prices: Training Only - 1 Session 300 Baht, 1Weekly 2500 Baht, Monthly 9000 Baht

Kaennorsing Muay Thai Gym - Udon Thai

Made famous by legendary fighter Kaoklai Kaennorsing who won multiple Bangkok stadium titles and The World K1 Championship, this gym is most definitely worth a visit. if you are in the area. The gym is functional and has a lot of character , the instruction is world class.

The owners little daughter recently made internet fame in a boy v girl toddler Muay Thai fight that achieved tens of millions of views. You can see the match here:

Best for: All standards and fighters

Prices: Prices are not displayed but but the video mentions 250 Baht a session.

Kaennorsing Muay Thai Gym

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