Ayutthaya to hold Thai boxing festival

national March 12, 2015 16:47

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Ayutthaya authorities and Tourism Authority of Thailand join hands to host a Thai boxing next week in which more than 800 Thai boxers from 60 countries will participate.



The festival that will be held between March 15 and 20 is dubbed “World Wai Kru Muay Thai Festival.” The event is held annually to pay homage to Thai boxing masters and to showcase Thai martial arts or Muay Thai boxing, as it is appreciated among martial arts enthusiasts worldwide.

The event to be held at Wat Mahathat and Wat Lankha Khao in the Ayutthaya Historical Park, located in the old quarter of Ayutthaya city.

Visitors will be entertained with Muay Thai and other Thai martial art performances, local food, and a trade fair. The highlights of the event are the sacred ritual of paying homage to the masters, and boxing matches in both ancient and modern fighting styles, featuring Thai boxing stars.