Details of current programmes and events
can generally be found in Bangkok’s major English-language newspapers, namely
Bangkok Post and The Nation.
The National Theatre , located on Na Phra That Road next
to the National Museum, is the official centre of Thai classical performance. Call
: 0-2224-1342 for a current programme.
Thailand Cultural Centre , on Ratchadaphisek Road, is a
fully integrated venue for social education and cultural activities. Call 0
2247 0028 ext. 109 or visit www.thai.net/tcc/
for a current programme.
Chalerm Krung Royal Theatre is located on Charoen Krung
Road (New Road) near the Old Siam Plaza. Thai dramas and plays are usually held
while Khon or Thai musical dance drama is a special event that is staged
occasionally. Call: 0-2225-8757-8, 0-2222- 1325 for more information.
Patravadi Theatre is near Wat Rakhang, Thon Buri.
Renowned for its lavish productions, this outdoor theatre has gained popularity
through its modern adaptations of classical Asian literature, with each play
demonstrating an ingenious blend of various theatrical techniques. Showtime is
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Call : 0- 2412-7287-8 for a
Bangkok Playhouse is located on Phetchaburi Road. This
private theatre hosts modern dramas. Call : 0-2679-8548, 0-2319-7641-4
for a current programme.
Cultural Theme Parks
Rose Garden is 32 kilometres west of Bangkok on
Phetkasem Road in Nakhon Pathom province. An attractive show commences daily at
2.45 p.m. There is for instance, Thai folk dancing, Thai boxing, sword fighting
demonstrations, and an elephant show. Admission fee is 300 baht.
Baan Thai is located in ‘Dream World’
amusement park at Km. 7 of Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Road. Visitors can experience
the traditional Thai culture and lifestyles as well as enjoy typical food and
spectacular cultural shows. Showtimes are 12 noon and 1 p.m.
Dinner and Thai Classical Dance
Reservations can be made through travel agents or the following restuarants:
Sala Rim Nam A classic Thai pavilion sets the stage for
sumptuous Thai luncheon buffets and set-dinner feasts. A la carte dinners
nightly riverside at the Rim Naam Terrace.
- Mee Grob Herb crispy noobles
- Yaam Talay Spiced seafood salad
- Tom Yaam Goong Spiced soup of blue river prawns
- Gaeng Gari Gai Yellow curry with chicken
- Moo Ob Gub Grathiem Prig Thai Roasted pork marinated with garlic
- Phad Paag Stirfried vegetables with oyster sauce
- Khow Hommali Steamed jasmine rice
- Polamai Gub Khanom Thai Carved fresh fruits and Thai sweets
- Cha-Cafe Tea or Coffee
Operate:Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner 7pm Classical Thai dance
performance 8:30pm daily.
Thailand Tonight Set on the River of Kings, Thailand
Tonight combines the beauty and majesty of one of the best Thai cultural shows
in Bangkok with Thai & international BBQ and Shopping for Thai Arts &
Crafts. All are presented in a unique environment under thousands of stars by
the Chao Phraya River in all its bustling glory. Located on the outside lower
terrace next to the Spirit House and Bho Tree
Seat 180 outdoors