Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thailand Day 4: Sitmonchai, Ayutthaya, and Lumpini Stadium

Day 3 was our busiest yet as the camp we'd be training at, Sitmonchai, was about 1.5-2 hours outside of Bangkok.  Sitmonchai is a family run camp.  The camp owner's mom cooks all the meals for the fighters and the food is amazing.  Her pad thai was the best I've had in Thailand yet.  This is probably my favorite camp that we've trained at so far.  I really enjoyed their aggressive style centered on leg kicks as well as the one big family atmosphere. 
Arriving at Sitmonchai
My sparring partner.
The best pad thai i'd had in Thailand so far.
The camps owner and mother.

Panorama of the gym.

Trophies in the trash. Who needs em...
From Sitmonchai we headed to the ruins at the ancient capital of Siam in the city of Ayutthaya.  The Burmese destroyed it in 1767.  From Ayutthaya, we made the drive back to Bangkok for dinner at a food stall and then watch the fights at Lumpini stadium.

Big creepy crawlies in Bangkok

Vender selling sugar string that you eat inside a roti.  Soooo good.

Statue of Nai Khanom Tom, the godfather of Muay Thai.

When In Thailand, eat the devil fish.

This Spread of two tables of more food than 8 people can eat cost us about $40.
Lumpini Stadium

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