Siam Niramit is a cultural stage show featuring one of the largest stage productions in the world with over 100 performers wearing 500 costumes during the show. The show is an excellent introduction to Thailand’s history and culture using amazing special effects and stunning sets.
The show comprises three acts. They cover the history of the different regions and civilizations of ancient Siam, religious beliefs and Thai festivals. The theatre is located in a reproduction traditional Thai village complex. The village features traditional buildings from all parts of Thailand. Pre-show activities include elephant feeding & riding, outdoor dance performances, and games. There is also traditional Thai massage, making coconut pudding, rice pounding, silk weaving, Batik painting, and making shadow puppets. You can also make paper umbrellas and play traditional musical instruments. Other popular activities are dressing up in traditional Thai clothing for photos and taking a boat ride on the Khlong.
There are souvenir shops selling Thai arts & handicrafts. Also a restaurant featuring a Thai & International buffet including vegetarian selections. The buffet runs from 17.00-19.45. Ticket prices are 2350/2210-baht adult/child for buffet/show/superior seat. 1850/1710 baht for buffet/show/standard seat. 2000 baht show only (superior seat). 1500 baht show only (standard seat). Prices include a welcome drink and souvenir booklet.
You can also book a round trip mini-van pick up from your hotel. The cost is 300 baht per person. Siam Niramit is wheelchair friendly. Photography is not allowed in the theatre though you can take pictures in the village.
Tip: Make sure you arrive early to explore the village properly. You can always eat elsewhere before or after.
Online bookings …http://www.siamniramit.com/booking.php
Location: 19 Thiam Ruam Mit Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok.
Admission: Ticket prices are 2350/2210-baht adult/child for buffet/show/superior seat. 1850/1710 baht for buffet/show/standard seat. 2000 baht show only (superior seat). 1500 baht show only (standard seat). Prices include a welcome drink and souvenir booklet.
Opening Hours: Traditional Village/Restaurant 17.00-20.00. Show Time: 20.00-22.00.
Getting There: MRT Thailand Cultural Centre Station (exit 1). Then take the free shuttle bus that picks up from 17.15. Returns trips after the show.
Taxi from central Bangkok 80-100 baht (meter).
There is a Khon (Thai classical masked dance) show at the Sala Chalermkrung Theatre every Thursday and Friday from 19.30-22.00. The show is based on the Ramakien which is the Thai version of the Hindu Ramayana epic.
The show is performed by a troupe of dancers in lavish costumes depicting four sets of characters. They are male, female, monkeys and demons. The show is accompanied by live traditional Thai music. The story is about the eternal struggle between the forces of good and evil.
Tickets are 800, 1000, and 1200 baht and can be purchased at the theatre box office or online/over the counter via Thaiticketmajor booths.
Online tickets: www.thaiticketmajor.com
Location: Chalermkrung Theatre, Charoenkrung Road, Bangkok.
Admission: 800, 1000, 1200 baht.
Show Time: 07.30 Thursday-Friday.
Getting There: Taxi, Bus No. 12, 48, 508