Siam Niramit Show
19 Tiamruammit Road, Huaykwang
Siam Niramit Bangkok is a miraculous, massive extravaganza that adds variety and vitality to Thailand's entertainment profile. Enjoying a very high rate of popularity, the show is very well put together and features an exciting story about the history and culture, as well as customs and the glorious past of Thailand, that is tastefully blended with dance, music and traditional martial arts. It is worth noting that the show is held at Siam Niramit Cultural Center in the western part of Bangkok.
The show is one of the largest stage productions in the world. The theater building was constructed specifically for Siam Niramit and has room for unimaginable 2000 spectators who could enjoy the performance carried out on a giant stage with numerous decorations. In fact, it was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to its tremendous size (the stage is 12 meters tall, 65 m wide and 40 m long). More than 100 artists in bright, extravagant attires are involved in the show, which is accompanied by ultra-modern visual effects and sound.
Siam Niramit lasts for 90 minutes and is divided into three acts. By the way, each is equally entertaining. Act I of the show plunges into the past, featuring an exciting tale about ancient kingdoms of Thailand. For instance, visitors of the show have the opportunity to see the Kingdom of Lanna, a busy Asian bazaar, the legacy of Khmer people and the life of Ayutthaya City with a tremendously spectacular parade of royal vessels.
Act II presents how Thais conceive the concept of heaven and hell, as well as the idea of reincarnation. Three worlds appear on the stage. The hell is quite scary indeed - the souls of sinners are punished here for their deeds. Than goes miraculous Himmavanta, a legendary forest and a home to an assortment of mythical creatures. Naturally, it embodies Limbo. Finally, the heaven is a very beautiful location with divas and angels flying around. Act III of the show gives its spectators a thorough overlook of colorful Thai festivals and holidays like Songkran, Loy Kratong, Festival of Ghosts and so on. Siam Niramit features subtitles in English, French, Chinese and Russian for international audiences.
Though the show starts at night, it’s best to arrive early to enjoy a visit to the so-called Thai Village. It is a kind of a folk museum, displaying the life and culture of Thai people at different periods of time. Among its exhibits are traditional Thai-style houses, a floating market and several other exciting things. For instance, here visitors can find out how people made silk and musical instruments, as well as grew vegetables and fruit. Moreover, the village offers open-air music shows, creepy ancient masks to put on and make a couple of photos, as well as famous Thai massage.
After paying a visit to Thai village, people can relax in the nearby restaurant that offers buffet menu with tens of tasty Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and European dishes. Additionally, there are several gift shops close to the theater, selling original souvenirs. Additionally, a pair of friendly elephants are up to give the theater's guests a merry ride.
Getting there. Take the MTR and get off at Thailand Cultural Center.