Sports in Thailand

National sports

National sports

The most famous national sport in Thailand is of course Thai boxing (Muay Thai). This martial art uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing. The hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively.

Another sports played everywhere is Takraw. It is similar to volleyball, but played with the feet and a light rattan ball. Thai people also like to watch or play football or tennis, and they are very good at badminton and petanque.

When Thai people practice a sport, they usually take it seriously, and achieve a good level. It probably has something to do with the fact that they don’t like losing face, or with the fact that they often play for money.

Sports in Thailand

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