Phuket: Spectator Sports
A Beautiful Bankgkok On Sea
For archery enthusiast Phuket offers a large outdoor range that is used exclusively for archery. Located in Phuket Shooting Range, Phuket Archery Range offers one of the most beautiful places for archery. Distances 5 to 70 metres can be shot on the range.
Phuket Shooting Range offers guests a 24 gallery indoor range with its own separate demonstration room in which highly qualified instructors will teach you the basics without being deafened by the report of gunfire. There is also two outdoor ranges on which special combat courses prove to be both exciting and daring plus there is a wide selection of pistols, shotguns and rifles of varying caliber: .22, .38, .45 and .9 mm.
Thai Kickboxing (Muay Thai)
Muay Thai is the ancient combat technique formerly used on Thai battlefields. It is an exciting and challenging sport that the Thai locals love. Various contests are fought most days of the week throughout the island. Phuket Boxing Stadium on Phuket Road, Amphoe Muang, Phuket Town features live matches on Fridays at 8.00pm.
For a more tourist friendly atmosphere go to the Patong Beach area, nightly displays of Thai Boxing are carried out in specially built stadiums on Soi Sai Namyen or on Bangla Road. A couple of gyms offer instruction in the martial arts form under the guidance of former Thai kickboxing champions. They are Phuket Thai Boxing Gym in Kata and Abang Marts in Rawai. Expect to pay about 300 to 1000 Baht per session