Do you want to get fit and tone your body whilst learning the ancient art of Muay Thai in the land of its birth? If you’re looking for the best Muay Thai camp in Thailand, let us help you find the perfect place to suit you!
The Best Muay Thai Training Camps in Thailand
As Muay Thai is the National Sport of Thailand there are hundreds of training camps to be found throughout the country in different locations. Depending on how long that you would like to train for, your budget, your preferred location and how serious you are about the sport, each one will offer a different experience.
The most important thing is to find the right Muay Thai camp to suit you. We can help you to do that with our guide below on the best Muay Thai camps in Thailand and what each one offers that’s a little bit different to the next!
So if you’ve always fancied learning Muay Thai, but don’t know your Spinning Back-Fist from your Cobra Punch (which, let’s face it, means most of us), worry not! With these awesome training camps, before you know it you’ll be knocking those porridge oats off the top shelf of the pantry with a swift Round House Kick!
1. Sitjemam Muay Thai – Pai, Thailand
- Where: Pai, Northern Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $140 USD,
- Price for 1 month: $420 USD
- Includes: 2 x daily training sessions, food, accommodation and training gear.
Sitjemam Muay Thai is Perfect For:
- Beginners who have never done Muay Thai before.
- Those looking for a budget experience – this is one of the best value Muay Thai Trainings in the country!
- Those looking to meet fellow travellers in the friendly traveller hub of Pai, Thailand.
- Those who want to experience the beautiful countryside of North Thailand, just 3 hrs from Chiang Mai.
- For backpackers, this is an excellent choice as it’s cheap, yet the training is top quality.
- We also love the charismatic and friendly owner, Ms. Mam, who will help you settle in.
2. Battle Conquer Gym – Phetchabun, Thailand
- Where: Phetchabun, Northern Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $380 USD
- Price for 1 month: $1,587 USD
- Includes: Daily Muay Thai and Crossfit Training, accommodation, 3 meals a day (optional raw fest), excursions, bike hire + more.
Battle Conquer Muay Thai is Perfect For:
- Those wanting to get off the beaten track in an authentic area of Thailand.
- Those wanting to get away from it all and be in the countryside with farmland, lakes and hills around.
- People who want to lose weight, detox, concentrate on fitness and make a big change to their lives.
- People who are interested in doing a ‘raw fest’ – a raw vegetable and fruit diet that cleanses the colon.
- Those who fancy fitting in some excursions to their training experience – activities such as hiking, swimming, mountain biking and visits to local markets.
3. Attachai Muay Thai Gym – Bangkok, Thailand
- Where: Bangkok, Northern Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $225 USD
- Price for 1 month: $920 USD
- Includes: 2 X daily Muay Thai sessions, meals and accommodation.
Attachai Muay Thai is Perfect For:
- Those excited to train with legendary 3-times World Champion Attachai Fairtex “The Left Hand From God.”
- People wanting to train in an authentic Thai setting in a real Muay Thai gym in the heart of Bangkok.
- Beginners, intermediates or more experienced fighters.
- Those looking for a real once in a lifetime experience and the chance to train with a real Muay Thai World Champion!
- Budget travellers. This Muay Thai Training is great value for money experience.
4. Punch It Muay Thai Gym – Koh Samui, Thailand
- Where: Koh Samui, South Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $210 USD
- Price for 1 month: $689 USD
- Includes: Twice daily training sessions, accommodation, gear and gym usage, free airport pick up.
Punch It Muay Thai Gym is Perfect For:
- Beginners and intermediates.
- Those who are looking for a top quality place to train with excellent facilities, equipment and gear.
- Those who prefer more comfortable ‘flashpacker’ accommodation over backpacker dorm rooms (complete with a swimming pool!)
- Those who want a good value for money experience with excellent trainers.
- People looking to make friends and have fun in a lovely environment.
- Being located on a tropical island with gorgeous beaches nearby is of course – a bonus!
5. Honour Muay Thai – Krabi, Thailand
- Where: Krabi, South Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $76 USD
- Price for 1 month: $243 USD
- Includes: This price includes training only. (Accommodation and food packages are available).
Honour Muay Thai is Perfect For:
- Those wanting to base themselves in the beautiful Krabi area of Thailand, near to gorgeous beaches.
- Those looking for a serious gym that trains high-level fighters.
- Those wanting to learn the best skills and techniques from active fighters and ex-champions.
- Those who already have a high level of fitness who really want to take their training to the next level.
- There is a Muay Thai stadium right next door to the gym where you can watch real fights every week. Perfect for those wanting to get fighting inspiration from the masters!
6. Por Silaphai Gym – Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Where: Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $150 USD
- Price for 1 month: $450 USD
- Includes: 2 X training sessions day, all gear, dorm style accommodation.
Por Silaphai Gym is Perfect For:
- Travellers wanting to try Muay Thai for the first time as a total beginner.
- Budget backpackers looking for a cheap, value for money experience with top quality trainers.
- Those who want to be based in the buzzing cultural capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Those wanting to also have the chance to experience activities, restaurants, bars and festivals in the city.
- Those looking for a friendly, fun place to learn that does not require a serious level of fitness or commitment.
7. FitKoh Thailand Fitness Camp – Koh Samui, Thailand
- Where: Koh Samui, Thailand
- Price for 1 week: $450 USD
- Price for 1 month: $1,530 USD
Fit Koh Fitness Camp Gym is Perfect For:
- Those wanting more than just a rugged Muay Thai Camp experience.
- Those wanting to treat themselves to a truly life-changing retreat, complete with personalised diet and exercise and wellness plan, plus massages!
- Those who want a Personal Trainer and a dedicated 1-to-1 experience.
- Those in need of a break from a stressful career or wanting to break bad habits.
- Those looking to meet new people, make new friends and be inspired.
- Those wanting comfortable “flashpacker” accommodation with excellent facilities and a luxury gym.
- The gym is located on the island of Koh Samui, close to beautiful beaches and lots of activities and restaurants.
Frequently Asked Questions about Muay Thai Training in Thailand
How much does Muay Thai Training cost?
The cost depends on the camp that you decide to train at and what’s included in the package, e.g. food, accommodation, extras. For a one-week’s training program, the cost can be from $150 USD to $500 USD. A one off training session (2 hours) will cost around $15 USD, if you are just interested in trying out a class.
How long can you train for?
Muay Thai schools across Thailand offer visitors the chance to come and learn Muay Thai with lengths of stays ranging from several days to several weeks and in some cases even months and years!
What is the training like?
Most Muay Thai camps usually have 2 X Muay Thai training sessions per day, which last for approximately two hours each. It is best to train early in the morning and later in the afternoon when the weather is not too hot in Thailand. Some schools will also encourage an early morning run as part of the fitness training before the Muay Thai session starts, but this is usually optional.
Depending on the Muay Thai camp, your training may include a strict exercise regime and a tailored diet, so if you’re planning to slot in a quick bout of exercise between beers and burgers on a boozy beach holiday, then maybe a short taster day is more up your street!
Where are the Muay Thai schools located?
Muay Thai camps are located all across the country. You’ll find camps in some of the more tourist areas like Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. However, you will also find some Muay Thai camps in off the beaten track areas, such as Phetchabun. The location that you choose will depend on the type of experience that you want to have in Thailand. Do you want to experience an authentic Thai way of life? Do you prefer to have the comfort of having Western restaurants and other facilities close?
What is included in the Muay Thai Training packages?
Food and basic accommodation are often included in the price of the Muay Thai package. Other extras such as free use of the gym at all times, equipment and gear usage and bicycle hire can sometimes be included. Be sure to check the details of the gym where you are planning to train.
How fit do I have to be?
This totally depends on the school. Some of the more serious Muay Thai camps will require a certain level of fitness before booking the course. Some of them are specifically designed to make healthy fit people out of ones who have gotten out of shape in recent years. Some ask that you are able to run for 10km before signing up!
It’s important to choose the right school to suit for your fitness level you to avoid injury and over-exertion. In most Muay Thai gyms, you’ll be be doing at least two Muay Thai training sessions a day, so mentally and physically you need to be prepared for a challenge! Muay Thai can be hard core, but the reward in the end is worth it!
Where does Muay Thai come from?
Muay Thai Boxing is a traditional form of combat sport practised in Thailand and now throughout the world. Its origins stem from an older form of combat called ‘Muay Boran’ (ancient boxing), which was used back in the days when Siamese soldiers lost their weapons and were forced to fight unarmed.
Muay Thai is often referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” due to its use of fists, feet, elbows and knees. Whereas most combat sports use either just the fists or the feet, Muay Thai makes use of the whole body for both defending and striking.
Can I go to watch a fight in Thailand?
With over 60,000 full-time boxers in Thailand alone, fighting is big business here. Most tourist places tend to heavily promote the fights so you probably won’t need to look far to find one. If a tout doesn’t hand you a flyer personally at your dinner table or the bar, then you’re sure to see and definitely hear the offensively loud trucks going by announcing each fight night.
Where is the ultimate place to watch a fight in Thailand?
Whilst the local fights can be a great night out, if you’re looking for something on a grander scale then a bigger venue like Lumpini Stadium in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is your answer. With spectacular displays from some of Thailand’s best boxers and a lively crowd made up of both Thais and tourists you’re in for a real treat.
Even if fighting is not your thing, there’s no denying the electrifying and contagious atmosphere and you can’t help but get caught up in the “Ooh”s and “Aaah”s. The stadium hosts Muay Thai Boxing matches every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and although tickets can be quite expensive at around 1,500 Baht for foreigners, it’s well worth it for an evening’s entertainment.
Visas for Muay Thai Training
What visa do I need if I want to do Train Muay Thai long-term e.g. 3-12 months?
Depending on how long that you would like to learn Muay Thai for, you may come across issues with your visa. For more information on Thailand visas see our guide. You can also read more about Thailand border runs here. Below is some information about what visa to apply for depending on how long you would like to train for.
Please note: The info below varies depending on your nationality and it is wise to check with your local Thai Embassy before you travel to make sure what rules apply to a person of your citizenship. Please check out visa guide here for more information.)
One Month Muay Thai Training
For a one-month Muay Thai training program or less, you would not need to apply for a visa in advance. You could just get the 30-day entry pass at the airport when you arrive.
Two Month Muay Thai Training
You have two options. You can either apply for a 2-month tourist visa in advance at your local Thai Embassy (which costs around $40 US depending on where you apply). Or, you can enter on a 30-day visa free entry pass and then extend this for a further one month at an Immigration Centre in Thailand (1900 THB). Immigration departments are in most cities and towns up and down the country.
Three Month Muay Thai Training
The best thing to do if you would like to train Muay Thai for 3 months is to apply for a 2-month Thailand Tourist Visa at your local Thai Embassy before you travel. If you get the 2-month visa, you would then need to extend it for a further 30 days at an Immigration Centre within Thailand (1900 THB).
Four to Six Month Muay Thai Training
Six to Twelve Months Muay Thai Training
Education visas for Muay Thai Training
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