The Tourism Authority of Thailand is hosting the “Amazing Fight” event, inviting tourists who are interested in Muay Thai to join Muay Thai activities in Thailand and learn about Thai culture, way of life and traditional arts in the 4 regions of Thailand.
In the last few decades, Muay Thai has been widely recognized as international martial arts. In Asia, Europe or even in the US. Muay Thai has become one of the most popular sports. Muay Thai boxing gyms and training camps businesses are flourishing all over the globe. Together with Buakaw Banchamek, the most globally famous Thai fighter for his hard-hitting yet elegant fighting style that perfectly demonstrate the brutal beauty of Muay Thai, making this national sport a major attraction of Thailand and Thailand tourism.
The “Amazing Fight” Event
Tourists who are interested in Muay Thai and want to learn more about the art of Muay Thai, will get a special privilege to meet and train with Buakaw Banchamek. A special privilege to travel to the following 4 regions of Thailand and learn about traditional Muay Thai
1. Northern region, Muay Tha Sao, Uttaradit Province
2. Northeastern region, Muay Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima Province
3. Central region, Muay Lop Buri, Lop Buri Province
4. Southern region, Muay Chaiya, Surat Thani Province And also get to step into a ring to fight.
Participate in World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, a must-do ceremony for every MuayThai fighter to pay respect to their teachers who bestow the art of Muay Thai upon them.20 participants who are selected to take part in the event will get a chance to travel in Thailand free of charge. 4 Winners from the final round will get special accommodation packages in Thailand. Registration and Activities Duration
Foreign tourists of both genders who are interested in the “Amazing Fight” event can sign up on the website tourismthailand.org/festivalexperience by uploading your photo or photo of you doing Muay Thai, and tell us “Why do you like Muay Thai” from 25th January to 28th February, 2017.
The event is divided into 3 rounds.
Round 1 A total of 20 participants are selected from the candidates and divided into 2 groups based on gender.
10 Men10 Women Round 2 16 participants with outstanding performances who pass Round 1 will be divided into 4 groups, with 4 people in each group (2 Men 2 Women) to learn traditional Muay Thai in 4 regions.
Round 3: Final Round
8 Participants with high score from their outstanding performances will be selected to pass into Round 3, the final round. The participants will be divided into a pair, a total of 4 pair. The final round will be held in Bangkok, 4 winners will be judged by their performances in the boxing ring.
During the trip and the event, video clips will be made and uploaded on tourismthailand.org/festivalexperience to let the audience vote for their favorite participant. The one with the highest vote will win the popular vote and win a accommodation package in Chiang Mai.
The “Amazing Fight” event’s objective is to promote tourism in Thailand among tourists who love sports and activities, as well as to encourage and emphasize Thailand’s unique cultural treasures. As of now, the website tourismthailand.org/festivalexperience has 306 candidates, 11,336,871 page views and is visited by 3,036,183 unique users. The poll for the popular vote will be opened for public from 15th – 24th March, 2017. The final result for the popular vote and lucky winners’ name list will be announced on 25th March, 2017.
For the participants
Winner Prize – 3 days 2 nights accommodation package at Sri panwa Phuket
Quantity: 4 prizes
Popular Vote – 3 days 2 nights accommodation package at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Quantity: 1 prize
For the voters
3 days 2 nights accommodation package at Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort
Quantity: 20 prizes