Muay Thai is a unique and challenging martial arts form native to Thailand, and a phenomenon in which the country's residents take much pride. After a fire destroyed Chiang Mai's famous Kawila Stadium in 2011, the Kalare Stadium (located immediately behind the city's famous Night Bazaar) has taken up the call of "Kawila Lives On!" This is a far cry from the lower quality matches that take place on Loi Kroh and Tha Phae, as Kalare boasts professional Muay Thai competitions on Tuesday and Friday nights that demonstrate some of the best skill and athleticism to be found both internationally and in Northern Thailand. And don't worry, it's not like something out of a cheesy, gory JCVD flick; there are rules and referees guiding the action here. So, if you're looking for an exciting night spent participating in a truly native cultural activity, definitely don't hesitate to give this a shot.
Location:Chiang Mai, Thailand