AYUTTHAYA – Over 1,500 of Muay Thai boxers from around the world have participated in the 15th World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony in the ancient city of Ayutthaya in Central Thailand, just north of Bangkok.
Muay Thai practitioners attended the event to pay respects to their masters at the ceremony held in Ayutthaya Historical Park which was co-organised by Ayutthya province, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Muay Thai associations to celebrate the Muay Thai culture.
Over 1,500 Muay Thai practitioners from 69 countries took part in the celebration inside the city recognised as the birthplace of the martial art, TAT official said.
On Sunday, the event coincided with Nai Khanom Tom Day to hail the legendary Ayutthaya-era and “Father of Muay Thai”.
The participants attended sacred rituals to pay respect to Muay Thai masters, war dance saluting the teacher, Muay Thai matches and performances by famous Muay Thai fighters.
The event also featured demonstrations and lessons of four ancient Muay Thai styles –being Muay Chaiya, Muay Korat, Muay Tha Sao and Muay Lop Buri.