After a long day in Ancient Siam, we watched the best cultural show in Thailand: Siam Niramit. We only got the Show tickets without the buffet since we don’t want to stuff ourselves again. We bought it thru Nim for just Bht 1100 and that includes the transfers. This is cheaper compared to the published rates displayed infront of the entrance gate.
Inside Siam Niramit grounds, you’ll also see Elephants that you can ride for Bht 100/person and the Thai village where you can see Thai people making their traditional food on their small houses. It was again a field trip for us.
A group of Thai were also dancing their cultural dance while waiting for the theatre to open.
Around 7:45pm, the theatre hall was open to the viewers. Photography is also prohibited so they require you to deposit your cameras in the package area.
Siam Niramit: Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam
A cultural theme park, this enchanted kingdom transports visitors to a Disneyfied version of ancient Siam with a technicoloured stage show depicting the Lanna Kingdom, the Buddhist heaven and Thai festivals. Elaborate costumes and sets are guaranteed to be spectacular both in their grandness and their indigenous interpretation. – by the Lonely Planet
The stage of Siam Niramit is certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the highest in the world. And yes, it really is high! You can see the actors fly and swing in the stage! The show was indeed spectacular.
In the first part of the act, it talks about Thai’s history and festivities. In all honesty, it was good but since we’re really tired, we dozed off for some minutes. Hahaha! We woke up because of the rain effects and the river and water scenes! Amazing how they turned their stage into a river!
During the intermission, they asked the participation of one of the audience to be part of the musical show they are conducting. They had this bamboo instrument that when you shake it, it will produce a sound. I think it is called Angklung if I’m not mistaken. I know how to play one since we have those in our Music class during my High School years.
The second act was more colorful and lively than the first act. This time, we were wide awake because we already had our power nap. This part of the show reveals how Thai people illustrate their heaven and hell as well as how life is when they reach Nirvana.
As Nim mentioned on our first day tour, Thai people don’t steal in temples because they believe that they will become a monster creature on their second life. No wonder their temples are well maintained and still in good condition after all these years.
Towards the end of the show, during the Nirvana stage, the elephants we saw outside were also part of the show. They again asked a number of audiences to be part of the last act. They just have to let the floating object with candle flow in the river on the stage. Pretty awesome really!
The show ended with confetti effects and with a standing ovation. It’s one way to appreciate and learn about their culture in just a matter of hours. If you happen to visit Bangkok, Thailand, you must include this to your must-see attractions.
Check out the summary of our September 2011 Travel: Bangkok, Thailand.