The Tiger King (Phra Chao Suea) in Disguise’ is among the oldest and most famous legends in Muay Thai.
Over centuries of retelling the story, you’d expect the modern variants to contain wild exaggerations. Yet, surprisingly, they are mostly true to the original. What’s missing in modern retellings though, are crucial details that you can only find in the original account. These details paint a picture of Muay Thai’s past and reveal interesting facts hidden in plain sight.
Here’s the synopsis of the legend, and other intriguing aspects of the original source.