Thaphae Boxing Stadium, Chiang Mai - A quick google search of this venue will lead you to a series of travel forums where people complain about how "staged" and "unauthentic" the fights that take place here are. I believe them; none of the boxers appeared to be over fifteen years of age, and a few of the bouts ended in draws where the two fighters clearly had had enough, and didn't do much more than dance circles around each other until the final bell rang. But you know what? Who cares? Speaking as someone who knows absolutely nothing about the sport, I can say that it was a highly entertaining event. The rows and rows of plastic tables and chairs crammed up against the ring, the corrugated tin roof covering the entire courtyard, and the mesmerizing live music that plays during each round all worked together to create an unforgetable atmosphere.