What happens when Muay Thai and travel cross paths? Muay Thai vacations! More and more people around the world are taking up Muay Thai over the years. It is now widely recognized as the most effective stand-up striking art-form. Outside of the ring, there is a plethora of benefits with training the Thai sport including fitness, self-defense, and mood-lifting effects. People of all races, genders and ages are taking up Muay Thai and this population looks only to increase. For many years since the world started to learn about Muay Thai, foreigners have traveled to Thailand to train and compete. This trend has evolved to accommodate a diverse group of visitors from athletes to casual fans who train for various reasons. Even people with no martial arts background travel to Thailand in themed vacations to learn about the country through its national sport. Even as Muay Thai gyms are now founded in almost every country, lovers of the sport continue to travel to Thailand to train, and for good reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons to train Muay Thai in Thailand:
1. Birthplace of Muay Thai
Thailand is the birthplace of Muay Thai so it is an obvious choice to train at the source. It is no debate that there very best athletes and trainers of Muay Thai are found in the country. As the country’s national sport, there is also a wide range of activities for Muay Thai fans to indulge in the country. Other than training in the sport, there are daily top-level action to catch in various venues, and Muay Thai shops to stock up on affordable high-quality gear. There is no better place to be than Thailand for fans of the Muay Thai. [caption id="attachment_4580" align="alignright" width="300"]
Muay Thai training at YOKKAO[/caption]
2. Authentic Training
Muay Thai gyms can be found all over the country with the highest concentration found in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. More and more gyms have opened up to foreigners over the years, offering the same authentic training that their in-house fighters undergo everyday. Modern gyms have also popped up to cater to people of all level. Whether looking to compete in a Thai stadium or just to have a first-hand experience learning the sport, there is something for everyone.
3. Top Travel Destination
Year after year, Thailand always finds herself on the top 10 list of the most visited countries in the world. The tropical country is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring world heritage sites, some of the most delectable food, a crazy amount of shopping options, and endless activities. Outside of Muay Thai training, there is so much to see and do and enjoy. The most difficult part about the trip comes only when it ends.
The costliest part about a Muay Thai vacation is the air ticket but there are lots of airlines that fly to Thailand that it’s not hard to find a bargain. Other than that, everything else is amazingly affordable in the country. Cheap massages, cheap food, cheap things to do but all great value-for- money. It’s also part of the reason why it’s a top travel destination. [caption id="attachment_4581" align="alignright" width="300"]
Training with legends at YOKKAO[/caption]
5. Meet and Train with Muay Thai Legends
In some of the country’s top Muay Thai camps, visitors not only have the option of training side by side with top fighters, but also to train in private sessions with legends and champion trainers. Such experiences are very memorable and enriching for fans of the sport as it is akin to meeting celebrities. One of the best camps in the whole of Thailand for training with Muay Thai legends is none other than YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok.
YOKKAO Training Center
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YOKKAO Fighters and Trainers[/caption] At the YOKKAO Training Center in downtown Bangkok, visitors can immerse themselves in a truly authentic Muay Thai training environment. The camp is the home of Muay Thai superstars Saenchai, Singdam, and new talent, Manachai. With the best fighters and trainers, topped with world-class training, it is now visited daily by Muay Thai fans from all over the world. Book a training at YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok