Light and sound performance “Praising Ayutthaya's Kings, Their Power and Great Fame”

Light and sound performance “Praising Ayutthaya's Kings, Their Power and Great Fame”

When : From Friday 10 to Sunday 19 December 2010.
2 performance round: 7.00pm - 8.00pm and 9.00pm - 10.00pm (weekday perform only first round )

Where : Wat Mahathat, A. Muang, Ayuthaya Province

Category : Event / Shows

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What / Why :

Take part in festival celebrating a great historical city
December 10 - 19, 2010
At Wat Mahathat, Ayuthaya Province

The Kingdom of Ayutthaya a had been the capital of Thailand for 417 years with 33 kings a unique civilization, and culture wolved continuously over the centuries as the basis of a way of life. Given this remarkable Ayutthaya civilization UNESCO declared the historical City "a World heritage cultural site" on December 13, 1991.

Destination Guide
From Bangkok
By Car:
Alternative I: Take Highway No. 1 (Phahonyothin Road.) then take Highway No. 32 to Ayutthaya.

Alternative II: Take Highway No. 304 (Chaeng Watthana Road.) or take Highway No. 302 (Ngamwongwan Road.); turn righ to Highway No. 306 (Tiwanon Road.), then take Highway No. 3111 (Pathum Thani - Samkhok - Sena) and turn right at Amphoe Sena to Highway No. 3263

Alternative III: Take Highway No. 306 (Bangkok - Nonthaburi - Pathum Thani Road.) then take Highway No. 347



By Bus:
Ordinary buses run between the Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) and Ayutthaya's main terminal on Naresuan Rd. every 20 minutes between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. The fare is 30 bahts and the trip takes around 2hours. Air-conditioned buses operate the same route every 20 minutes from 5.40 a.m. to 7.20 p.m. (every 15 minutes between 7a.m. and 5p.m.) at the rate of 47 bahts, the trip takes 1.5 hours when traffic to north of Bangkok is light, otherwise it will take two hours.

By Trains:
train to Ayutthaya leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Station approximately every hour between 4.20 a.m. and 10 p.m. The 3rd class fare is 15 bahts for the 1.5 hour trip. Train schedules are available from the information booth at Hua Lamphong Station. Alternatively, call 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020, or 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th for reservations.



Program of Activities
Opening Ceremony on Friday 10 December 2010 in the light and sound performance area, Wat Mahathat
Ceremony to pay respect to the Lord Buddha's Relics at Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
Light and sound performance. “Praising Ayutthaya s Kings , Their Power and Great Fame”
Recreating the atmosphere of the Ayutthaya era (at Yon Market, Wat Lan Ka Khao, light and sound performance area)
Floating market at Bueng Phraram, near King U-Thong Monument
Performances on Central Stage
- Traditional folk music performance on 10 December 2010
- Luk Thung music contest from 11-16 December 2010 (students and general public, village leaders and members of local government)
- Ancient Capital Beauty Queen contest
(“possessive father and beautiful daughter”) on 17 December 2010
- Jumbo Queen contest on 18 December 2010
- Khao-Ma costume contest
- Special Red Cross charity lottery draw on 19 December 2010
Red Cross fair
OTOP product exhibition and trade fair
Cooperative product festival
Food festival at Khum Khun Pan
Electric train tour
Merchandize fair, Thai Li-kay (folk drama) and cinema : free admission

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Price : 500 Baht
400 Baht (9.00 PM)

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