Sea Boxing in Thailand

I spent most of today at the Ancient City in Samut Prakan. For families who are tired of all the water fights and want to celebrate Songkran in a more traditional way then the Ancient City is an ideal choice. Other websites will just be concentrating on the water fights. However, over the following days I will be giving you photos and reports which concentrate more on the culture of Thailand.

The photos on this page show you some people playing a traditional Thai game called “Sea Boxing” ( muay ta-lay มวยทะเล ). Basically, two contestants climb up onto a pole at either end. A bell is then rung and they have to box their opponent until one of them falls off. In total there are three rounds and the person who falls off the most times is the loser.

Some of the rounds were really funny to watch. Like the guy who was so sure of himself that he gave a big wild punch that was hard enough to knock anyone out. However, he missed, lost his balance and ended up in the water much to the delight of the crowd watching.

After the Sea Boxing they had another game which was fun to watch. This involved two boats with two team members in each boat. What they were doing was taking part in a race. Not your normal race as one of the oarsmen in each boat was blindfolded and the other had a gag on! So, without being able to help each other the result was pretty much like chaos.

I will be adding some video clips to my blog later so make sure you come back to check. And do you remember the Blindfold Boxing video clip? Well, I have another hilarious clip to share with you soon! Don’t forget to check our sister sites at www.thaifestivalblogs.com and www.thaiphotoblogs.com for more pictures and stories about Songkran.

4 responses to “Sea Boxing in Thailand

  1. Dear Richard

    Your site is amazing! I have just browzed the ‘Enjoy Thai Food’ section and the Chang Mai cooking school sounds wonderful. I am spending a month in Bangkok soon and would like to do a cooking course (7 – 14 days)- do you have any recommendations? Look forward to hearing from you – Ann

  2. Hi Richard
    your site is so informative and interesting to read :)
    really wish i was there to witness the events you had captured on film :)

    Cheers!

  3. amazing i am doing a project and found lots of imformation i would tell my friends
    thanks you rock

  4. JOSH putland

    amazing i am doing a project and found lots of imformation i would tell my friends
    thanks you rock