Sawasdee torn chao (good morning) all!
Curious about the history and rich heritage of our kingdom? Take a short visit to Thailand’s Cultural Center and its surrounding areas for a bit of learning fun!
Thailand Cultural Center
The center is known for its multi purpose use – especially in the arts and cultural portion of Thailand’s traditions. There are two main buildings that you can indulge your senses in. The first, is the exhibition hall. Here, you can peruse through the “Thai Life” permanent exhibition. Displays include the historical evolution of Thailand, our language, geography, economy, and international cooperation. The second building – an all-purpose auditorium especially designed for live performances. From local Thai artists, to international performers, you can have the front desk investigate into any current events that may peak your interest.
More information can be found here: http://www.culture.go.th/culture_en/
Guaranteed to WOW you like no other live/performing arts you’ve ever seen, Siam Niramit is one of the world’s largest stage production with over 100 performers and 500 costumes. You can absolutely make this experience your own. Simply go to enjoy the spectacular 3-part performance that introduces you to Thailand’s history, culture, and beliefs. Or, go all out and spend the evening enjoying a Thai buffet, and exploring the traditional Thai village. These are prior to the show and highly recommended. The village not only depicts traditional Thai living, but also boasts dance performances, elephant feeding, massages, and crafty activities!
More information can be found here: http://www.siamniramit.com/
How to get there:
A five-minute walk from Chao Hostel gets you to the National Stadium BTS system. From there, take the train to Asoke station, and interchange with MRT (underground train), getting off at the “Thailand Cultural Center” station.
Photo: Oriental Escape