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Bangkok, 19 March, 2018 – The World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018 has helped to ensure proper preservation of Thailand’s martial arts for future generations. This year marks the 14th edition of this internationally-recognised event.

Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with related public and private sectors, the World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018, held in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya from 16 to 17 March, saw over 1,800 international disciples of the art of Muay Thai from over 60 countries attending to pay respect to the Muay Thai’s teachers in a heart-warming ritual.

World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018The Wai Khru ceremony on 17 March was presided over by Mr. Pichien Limwangyu (above photo, right), Vice Governor of Ayutthaya province, and Mr. Santi Chudintra (left), TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific)

Below are some photos of the event on 17 March, 2018.

World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018

World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018

World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018

World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018

Photo opportunities with Mr. Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, Thai kickboxer and current Glory Lightweight Champion

World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018 World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018 World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018For members of the international media who want to receive more photos of the event, please contact the TAT’s International Public Relations Division by emailing to [email protected]

For more information of the 2018 event, please click: Annual World Wai Khru Muay Thai Ceremony 2018 brings 1,800 international disciples to Ayutthaya

For travel articles on the art of Muay Thai and the Wai Khru ceremony, please click: Wai Khru Muay Thai Ritual: Why It Matters or Discover the amazing martial art of Muay Thai

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