The Best Muay Thai Gyms in Pattaya, Thailand

May 27, 2024

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Have you already planned your next vacation? It's quite possible that you're considering Thailand. After all, the kingdom in Southeast Asia is one of the most visited countries in the world. And for good reason. Beautiful landscapes, sun-drenched beaches and an energetic culture promise a great experience.

The national sport of the Land of Smiles is also very popular at the moment: Muay Thai, or Thai boxing. The toughest martial art in the world goes hand in hand with effective fitness training. One that can be perfectly combined with your next family vacation.

Alongside Bangkok, Pattaya is one of the most diverse cities in the country. There are events and performances all year round. Water sports enthusiasts show off their skills on the beaches. Culture lovers are drawn to the temples and gardens just outside the city. In the city center you will find many alleyways that come alive at night.

Pattaya is home to some of the best Muay Thai training gyms around. World-renowned martial arts outfitters and fighters have put down roots in this buzzing city - and we will introduce you to three of them in this guide. If you’re eager to start right away, you can become a member of a Muay Thai training camp in Pattaya on our booking platform.

Muay Thai fighters and athletes from the Venum Training Camp in Pattaya pose for a group photo. Fitness training at a Muay Thai gym in Pattaya is an enlightening experience. During your stay you will learn valuable skills and make new friends.

1. Fairtex Training Center

The Fairtex Training Center is located near the northern end of Pattaya Beach on 179/185 North Pattaya Road. The Muay Thai Gym is located in a trendy part of the city. It is also just a few minutes' walk from the largest malls and the city's main bus station.

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History & trainers

Fairtex is a manufacturer and exporter of premium Muay Thai and MMA equipment. The quality products produced in Thailand are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Many well-known organizations in the fighting industry such as K-1 and WBC Muay Thai rely on the renowned brand.

The Fairtex Training Center was opened in Bangkok in 1971. Several centuries and even a trip to the USA later, the Muay Thai gym was moved to its current location in Pattaya in 2010. Fairtex has been training professional female fighters since 2018. In the current year 2024, the Fairtex gym employs 40 coaches who train over 40 active fighters.

Coach and fighter do pad work in Muay Thai training at the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya. In a pad work session with your trainer, you will practice punching and kicking techniques as well as reflexes in a safe and dynamic situation.

Kru Seesom is the most experienced coach at the Fairtex Training Center. When the gym was still in Bangkok, he was already active as a fighter there. Kru Bank has been working as a trainer at Fairtex for around two years. He is also an active Muay Thai fighter and has already fought at the Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok. Kru Hern has fought over 200 fights as an active boxer. Before joining the Fairtex Gym, he had already worked as a trainer at other locations in Pattaya. As the name suggests, Kru Big Champ is a real big guy. He is the perfect sparring partner for similarly tall and powerful athletes.

When a professional fighter enters the ring under the flag of his martial arts gym, he adopts the gym's name as his stage name. Stamp Fairtex is the reigning Atomweight MMA World Champion at ONE. She has been training at Fairtex camp in Pattaya since she was 18 years old. A few years ago, she held three world titles at the same time, which was the first time in the history of the combat sports organization. She is known as the Dancing Queen for her iconic Stamp Dance, which she likes to perform before and after her fights. She comes from a poor family background and was often bullied as a child. With her success story, Stamp Fairtex shows what opportunities Muay Thai training in Thailand can offer you.

Ferrari Fairtex is currently ranked number 5 in the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing rankings. In 2021 he was named Thailand Fighter of the Year. Yodsanklai Fairtex is a retired Muay Thai fighter. He won championship titles in the WBC, Lumpinee and The Contender Asia. Swedish fighter Smilla Sundell won the ONE Women's Strawweight Championship at the age of just 17. This made her the youngest person ever to win a world title in Muay Thai. Just recently, in May 2024, Sundell successfully defended her title at ONE Fight Night at Lumpinee Stadium Bangkok.

Fairtex is one of the largest manufacturers of martial arts equipment in Thailand. Sandbags at the Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya. Fairtex is one of the largest manufacturers of martial arts equipment in the world. When training with their products such as sandbags and hand wraps, you can rely on top quality.

Classes & program

Fairtex's Muay Thai training is among the best in the country. You will be fully professionally equipped, so you don't need to bring anything other than training clothes, a water bottle and a good mood. In addition to Muay Thai, the trainers also teach Brazilian Jiu-Jiutsu and Mixed Martial Arts. BJJ is considered the most technically demanding martial arts. At the Fairtex Training Center you can choose between Gi and No Gi. The Elite MMA program is for professional fighters. They are selected by the black belt coaches and then introduced to individual training.

The close proximity to Pattaya Beach allows you to move your warm-up training to the seaside. At Fairtex you are not just part of a group of gym goers: You become part of a family. The Fairtex community also remains active outside the ring. There are events and trips organized directly by the gym management. Fairtex also hosts monthly workshops and seminars on combat sports.

If you are still looking for suitable accommodation for your Muay Thai vacation, the Fairtex Gym has just what you need. You can spend a few nights in the adjacent Fairtex Hotel at a reasonable price. The Fairtex Residence is more comfortable and suitable for longer stays. The Fairtex Center also has a swimming pool, a fitness room and a sauna.

Opening hours & class schedule

  • Monday - Sunday: 7am - 8pm
  • Morning session: 7:30am - 10am
  • Afternoon session: 3pm - 5pm


  • Muay Thai group session: 600 Baht
  • Muay Thai training 10 sessions: 5,000 Baht
  • Muay Thai training 1 month: 12,000 Baht
  • Muay Thai private session: 3,000 Baht
  • MMA and BJJ session: 300 Baht

Athlete and his coach on the strength training session, lifting the iron barbell. Strength training is also a main component of a Muay Thai gym. You can push yourself to the limit with special methods such as tire flips or battle ropes. They also improve your posture and grip.

Nearby attractions & activities

Directly opposite the Fairtex Training Center is Terminal 21 Pattaya, one of the greatest shopping malls in the city. The individual floors of the center are designed around the theme of world metropolises. You will find yourself in Tokyo, London or Paris during your shopping spree or dining break.

A little more than a kilometer down the road to the east, you will reach the North Pattaya Bus Terminal. From there, air-conditioned buses run every half hour to two destinations in Bangkok. If you need a break from Muay Thai training in Pattaya, take a few days to explore Thailand's bustling capital.

  • Bars & restaurants 200 m
  • Decathlon 450 m
  • Pattaya Beach 900 m
  • Big C Supercenter 1 km

Fairtex Training Center

2. Venum Training Camp

The Venum Training Camp is located between Central Pattaya and Jomtien. From this location, you can reach the hotspots of the southern Thai city in no time at all. But you are still away from the tourist crowds.

History & trainers

Similar to Fairtex, Venum is also a manufacturer of martial arts and fitness equipment. Founded in France, the company operates all over the world. In 2021, Venum became the official supplier of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as the successor to Reebok. The contract was recently extended until 2029.

The Venum Training Camp (VTC) was founded by Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout in Pattaya. The Algerian-French fighter moved to Thailand with his family in 2014. Before that, he trained in Pattaya for two decades and amassed over 100 professional fights. He won titles in France and Europe, became WBC World Champion and one of the most sought-after fighters at ONE Championship. His successes earned him an important position at Venum. With his world-class team, he ensures that you receive excellent Muay Thai training in Pattaya. In addition to managing the training camp and the equipment store in Pattaya, he was also responsible for the Thai production facilities. In Bangkok and Chiang Mai, he checked the quality of products such as boxing gloves and punching bags.

Two fighters from the Venum Training Camp Pattaya rehearse a Muay Thai clinch. Clinching is also practiced in a Muay Thai training camp. In contrast to Western Boxing, grappling the opponent is a legitimate technique here. It is used to restrict the opponent's offense and mobility.

Kru Chris Forster, also known as Coach Diamond, was born and raised in Sweden. Before moving to Thailand over 24 years ago, he won several Muay Thai titles in Scandinavia and Europe. He then became a boxer in gyms in Bangkok and fought regularly in the Lumpinee Stadium. He eventually won a world championship title and two King's Cup titles. Now he has committed himself to passing on his years of experience to the athletes at Venum Training Camp. He has already trained 40 successful fighters such as Nabil Anane and Phetjeeja.

Over the years, some top-class fighters have been trained at the Venum Training Camp. The outstanding athletes are immortalized in the Hall of Fame. Mehdi Zatout himself was four times Muay Thai World Champion and Samy Sana five times World Champion in the Japanese kickboxing promotion K-1. Chingiz Allazov was also once world champion at ONE Championship. In 2023, he was named the world's best lightweight and pound-for-pound kickboxer by both Combat Press and Beyond Kickboxing.

Successful female fighters have also been trained at Venum, such as two-time WBC World Champion Zehra Doğan from Turkey. One of the most popular fighters from Thailand is Phetjeeja. She is the current Atomweight Kickboxing Champion at ONE. Earlier in 2024 she was named the best Flyweight Kickboxer in the world by Beyond Kickboxing.

Get an insight into training at the Venum Camp in this video. The Muay Thai gym in Pattaya is presented to you by its founder, Mehdi Zatout.

Classes & program

In addition to Muay Thai, Thailand's national sport, the Venum Gym teaches Western Boxing, BJJ and MMA. There are also special Muay Thai and BJJ courses for children. So if you are planning a stay in Pattaya with the whole family: Go for it! The benefits of Muay Thai training are already very effective in childhood.

Cross-training refers to the simultaneous training of different sports. Here you often choose a second sport in which you are still inexperienced. The training methods complement each other. Your goal will be to train different parts of your body and gain new skills. In martial arts training, this means combining two different fighting techniques. A popular combination is Muay Thai, which focuses on punching and kicking techniques trained together with BJJ, which emphasizes wrestling and ground fighting. If you just want to strengthen and condition, you can also do that at the Venum Training Camp. The gym provides you with high-quality equipment for your fitness workout.

Opening hours & class schedule

  • Monday - Friday: 7am - 10pm
  • Saturday: 7am - 7pm
  • Sunday: closed


  • Muay Thai group session: 500 Baht
  • Muay Thai kids session: 350 Baht
  • Grappling BJJ group session: 500 Baht
  • Boxing group session: 500 Baht
  • MMA Wrestling group session: 500 Baht
  • All Access one day: 800 Baht
  • Muay Thai training 1 week: 3,500 Baht
  • Muay Thai training 1 month: 10,000 Baht
  • 1 on 1 private session any sport: 1,500 Baht
  • Combat Strength & Conditioning session: 300 Baht

Children practice Muay Thai at the Venum Training Camp in Pattaya. Skills in self-defense and fitness exercises are also useful for children. The highly experienced coaches at our Muay Thai training camps will make sure your whole family has a great time in Pattaya.

Nearby attractions & activities

  • Hotel & resort 350 m
  • Cinema 1.1 km
  • Pattaya Kart Speedway 1.1 km
  • Convenience store 1.2 km
  • Thepprasit Night Market 1.3 km
  • Pattaya Beach 2.9 km
  • Jomtien Beach 3.8 km

Venum Training Camp

3. Thaineth Gym and Sport Camp

The Thaineth Muay Thai gym is located in Nong Prue, an eastern suburb of Pattaya. The decentralized location allows you to maintain a less touristy lifestyle in this area.

History & trainers

The two founders of the Thaineth Muay Thai Gym in Pattaya are a Dutch and a Thai. With their sports camp, they fulfilled their dream of combining fitness, vacation and enjoyment into something great.

Kru Big is the head coach of the Thaineth Gym. He has over 20 years of experience and has participated in over 200 fights. He owns an official Muay Thai license and speaks decent English. Nen as the assistant trainer is responsible for the daily training program. She is motivated, energetic and speaks fluent English.

Punching bags and boxing ring at Thaineth Gym and Sport Camp Pattaya. When choosing a gym for your Muay Thai training, you should make sure that it is spacious and professionally equipped. Thaineth in Pattaya offers you exactly that.

Classes & program

The Thaineth Camp offers highly professional Muay Thai training in Pattaya. The group and private sessions are aimed at both beginners and experienced practitioners. The instructors can also specialize the training more on boxing techniques. The instructors can also specialize the training more on boxing techniques. It is also possible to do just basic fitness exercises. The in-house gym equipment is available for your cardio and strength workout. You can book accommodation in the adjoining resort. The facilities also include a swimming pool and a restaurant. You can enjoy a tasty and nutritious meal there between training sessions.

Opening hours & class schedule

  • Monday - Saturday: 7am - 8pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Morning session Monday - Friday: 9am - 11am
  • Afternoon session Monday - Friday: 3pm - 7pm
  • Saturday session: 9am - 11am
  • Private session: 8 times a day

Various fitness equipment at Thaineth Gym and Sport Camp Pattaya. Treadmills, fitness bikes and weight benches. You will also find typical training equipment at Muay Thai camps in Pattaya.


  • Muay Thai group session: 300 baht
  • Muay Thai kids session: 200 baht
  • Muay Thai training 1 week: 1,650 baht
  • Muay Thai training 1 month: 4,800 baht
  • 1 on 1 private session: 950 baht
  • 2 on 1 private session: 1,425 baht

Nearby attractions & activities

  • Restaurants 100 m
  • Nongprue street market 700 m
  • Hotel resort 1.5 km
  • Nongprue public park 1.7 km
  • Pattaya Beach 8 km

Thaineth Gym and Sport Camp

Attractions & activities in Pattaya

Pattaya is a popular resort town on the Gulf of Thailand, just a two-hour drive southeast of Bangkok. The city offers a lot of attractions and activities. In recent years, the local authorities have improved the quality of the beaches and reinvented Pattaya as a family-friendly destination. The world-famous vibrant nightlife is still there, even after the pandemic. Culture buffs are also well catered for, as the region is home to a number of impressive temples and museums. We will now introduce you to the highlights of the sights.

Pattaya Beach:

3 km long and the highlight of the Thai city. Sun worshiping and water sports during the day, a colorful party area at night. Recently named the twelfth best beach in the world by BeachAtlas due to its party & lifestyle, community and cultural significance.

The Pattaya beach promenade with hotels and shopping centers. Hotel resorts, shopping malls and street vendors line the sunny Pattaya Beach.

Walking Street:

Located just south of Pattaya Beach this road comes alive around midnight. Plenty to experience in the vibrant red light district with its many bars, restaurants and neon signs.

Phra Tamnak Hill:

Also called Big Buddha Hill or simply Pattaya Hill. The (almost) 100 meters high peak in southern Pattaya is surrounded by many beaches. You can climb the beautiful staircase of Wat Phra Yai, known as Big Buddha Temple. At the top you can admire a 18 meter tall monumental Buddha statue. Catch breathtaking views of the surrounding Pattaya and Jomtien Beach during sunset. The sun-protected Chaloem Phrakiat Park is popular among joggers. The Pattaya City sign is another awesome viewpoint, reachable by foot.

Pattaya City Sign on the slope of Buddha Hill in Pattaya, Thailand. From the top of Pattaya Hill there are many great views of the surrounding beach promenades.

Jomtien Beach:

On the other side of the Pattaya coastline and not as highly frequented as Pattaya Beach. Still plenty of accommodation, street stalls and sports activities. At dusk you can stroll through the Jomtien Night Market, centrally located on the beach promenade.

Sanctuary of Truth:

Gigantic wooden temple with thousands of hand-carved figures. Combines elements of Buddhism, Hinduism and Thai culture.

The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, Thailand. The Sanctuary of Truth is the largest wooden castle in the world. The hand-carved structure, which serves as a temple and museum, impresses with its countless decorations and sculptures.

Ramayana Waterpark & Pattaya Water Park:

Need to cool down? Water slides and paddling pools promise wet fun for the whole family.

Alcazar Cabaret Show & Tiffany’s Show:

In the evening, they perform world-famous dance shows with colorful costumes and high-tech lighting effects.

Runway Street Food:

Feast at the numerous food stalls offering traditional Thai street food. The market is located around a discarded Boeing 747. This is definitely a unique dining experience.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden:

Huge theme gardens with walking and cycling paths, performances, rides and a restaurant.

Khao Chi Chan Buddha:

Also called Buddha Mountain Pattaya. A 130-meter-high engraving of the Buddha filled with gold leaf.

Khao Chi Chan or Buddha Mountain in Pattaya, Thailand. The golden Buddha image of Khao Chi Chan was created in 1996 to commemorate the reign of King Rama IX and is the largest carved Buddha image in the world.

Viharn Sien:

Officially called Anek Kusala Sala. A relatively unknown temple for fans of Chinese culture. It houses many exhibits and monuments, such as Buddha statues and replicas of the terracotta army.

Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary:

Watch elephants rescued from captivity enjoy their well-earned retirement. The sanctuary meets Tripadvisor animal welfare guidelines.

J-Park Nihon Mura:

A mix of shopping, dining and cultural experiences in a Japanese village setting. Mingle with visitors and enjoy the beauty of Japanese architecture and culture.

Art In Paradise:

Unique interactive museum with dioramas, dinosaurs, safari and sea scenes in 3D format and so much more.

Baan Sukhawadee:

Luxurious mansion and gardens. A sacred place of worship with beautiful palaces in Thai and European style. Cultural relics and Buddha images are displayed here. Truly a symbol of national harmony and respect.

Underwater World Pattaya:

Discover the Thai marine world up close. Indoor aquarium with a 100 m long underwater tunnel and divers feeding sharks in the tanks.

Columbia Pictures Aquaverse:

An amusement park based on movie themes. It offers wave pools, water slides, go-kart racing and various restaurants.

Sanook Park:

The place in Pattaya for all extreme sports enthusiasts and those who want to become one. Do you dare to do a bungee jump or a human slingshot? You can also let off steam with paintball or a go-kart race.

The city of Pattaya and the beach at night with fireworks. For many, the nightlife in Pattaya remains unbeaten in Thailand. Throughout the year, there are countless events to keep you entertained during your stay.

If you ever get tired of the vibrant city life or crave pristine beaches, an island escape is the way to go. There are some beautiful islands in the ocean around Pattaya. Easy to reach, they make for the perfect day trip. You can also extend the journey to one or two nights. Info: There is no standardized romanization of the Thai language. That’s why you will often find different spellings for sights and islands on the internet. However, they all refer to the same destination. Here are our three favorites in the Gulf of Thailand:

Ko Lan:

Also called Koh Larn or Coral Island, a small island that can be reached in around 30 minutes from Bali Hai Pier at Pattaya Beach. It offers picturesque beaches with coral reefs and dense jungles inhabited by monkeys with great viewpoints. The two main beaches, Tawaen Beach and Samae Beach, offer numerous opportunities for water sports and relaxed resorts. Your trip to the paradisiacal island is best done during the week, since it’s popular with local tourists on the weekend. In the mornings and evenings you can relax on the less crowded beaches, such as Nual Beach and Tien Beach.

Ko Khram Yai & Ko Samae San:

Two islands located further south in the Gulf of Thailand. Under nature conservation by the Thai navy and are therefore uninhabited. It is not possible to travel there privately. A one-day trip organized by a tour operator in Pattaya is a good option. There is enough time to see all the beautiful places on the islands. Both promise picturesque views, white-sand beaches, and turquoise crystal clear waters. You can enjoy a range of activities on the islands, including swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. Overall, Khram Yai and Samae San islands are must-visit destinations if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Pattaya City. After an exhausting session in one of our Muay Thai training camps, enjoy a well-deserved day of relaxation and adventure in a stunning natural setting.


When you think of Thailand, most people only have images of pristine beaches and brightly lit nightlife in their heads. But there is so much more. The national sport of Muay Thai has long since ceased to be an insider tip among martial artists from all over the world. They appreciate its benefits for strength, endurance, self-confidence and self-defense. In a Muay Thai gym in Pattaya, you will experience a satisfying workout in the art of the eight limbs. At night, the vibrant city comes to life and you are sure to have a lot of fun with your newfound friends.

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