The Frangipani flowering tree is native to Thailand and a common sight, often used as decoration.

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Tony, the owner of the gym practises clinching with Harris, a visiting pro fighter. Every evening at the end of the day's training the professional fighters would usually spar, practising for upcoming fights. Clinching is an important part of Muay Thai, where both fighters essentially wrestle in close-quarters to gain the dominant position.

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Alex, a student at the gym, watching a sparring session at the end of another tough day of training.

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When it rained, it really rained. The grounds around the gym were regularly flooded, and I often walked back to my bungalow barefoot through water up to my ankles. I'd walk with my phone torch on in front of me, wary of snakes and other potential wildlife I'd need to watch out for on days like this.

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Therd, the youngest Muay Thai teacher at the gym and also a pro fighter, is momentarily knocked to the ground during an evening sparring session.

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Kom watches on as Therd, a fellow teacher at the gym and pro fighter, practices sparring with a partner.

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