Thai boxing is a huge national pastime. It is the most popular spectator sport in the country, as well as a popular form of self defense. Thai boxers use their feet, shoulders, legs, and shoulders to subdue their opponents, unlike Western boxing, where only the hands may be used. You can see Thai boxing on the television every day, but if you like the sport (and aren't squeamish), consider going to a live game. There is nothing like seeing the crushing punches, the elbow strikes and precision kicks up close and personal. Bouts are held at Hat Rin stadium. You can catch a fight 2-3 times a week during the high season. You can't miss the advertisements for the next bout, but if you do, ask a local to point you in the right direction. A match will cost you 500 Baht.