A night at the Muay Thai

Sylvie is a Muay Thai fighter from the US and she’s currently based in Chiang Mai. I came across her Muay Thai blog some time ago and started following her Facebook page too. She fought last Saturday at the Loi Kroh Boxing stadium, and I’m glad I was able to make it. I also got to quickly say hi before her fight.

These are some photos I took that night. Sylvie is the girl with the red boxing pants in the last 5 pictures. The previous 5 pictures are of a blindfolded boxing round: basically three boxers with their eyes covered with a sleeping mask threw themselves into the ring alongside with a guy wearing jeans. The boxers punched each other like in a free-for-all (when they weren’t punching the air) and the audience laughed out loud – I’m not sure the guy in jeans was supposed to be punched too, but he got hit (more than) a couple of times. Blindfolded boxing rounds are intended as a break between fights and not as a fight per se.

While I’m in Chiang Mai I want to shoot more Thai Boxing, and I’m already looking forward to the next Muay Thai night.

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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013
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Loi Kroh Stadium, Chiang Mai, 2013

  • Well done, Emanuele, keep going with the idea!

  • Lovely pictures. I visited Chiang Mai in 2011 and, like you, felt pretty certian that I could stay there forever 🙂 In fact, I frequented C.E.C. Loi Kroh boxing stadium while there; I wish I had gone more while there.
    Good luck with the rest of your trip! Thailand is worth many months of exploration, but sadly we tend not to have such time.

    • Hi Craig, thanks for dropping by – this time around I have a few months here but unlike in 2011 (time of my first visit, when I was in the middle of a career break) now I’m working (online work but still…) and while the day job allows me to be here, it also eats into the time I could devote to travelling, exploration and photography. But with 30 degrees outside and a beautiful blended espresso waiting for me just around the corner, who can complain, really? 🙂