is on Na Phra That Road next to the National museum. Thai classical dramas
and other types of international arts are periodically staged here. For
current programmes call 225-8757-8, 222-1352.
is located on Ratchadaphisek Road, is a fully integrated venue for social
education and cultural activities. Thai cultural performances are
periodically held. Call 247-0028 for a current programme.
Krung Royal Theatre
is located on New Road near the Old Siam Plaza. Modern dramas and plays
are usually held while Khon or a classical mask play is a special event
that is staged occasionally. Call 2258757-8, 222-1325 for more
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. It
is situated at Soi Wat Rakhang, Thon Buri, Tel. 412-7287-8.
situated on Soi10 Ekkamai Road off Sukhumvit Road. Thai puppet shows and
ancient Thai boxing shows are held at certain times of the year. Call
391-3807 for more information.
is one of the most popular aspects of Buddhism, practiced regularly by
numerous Thais and laymen as a means of promoting inner peace and
happiness. There are meditation centres in Bangkok which offer a class in
English for foreign visitors who wish to find out more about Buddhism and
Buddhist meditation. These include The International Buddhist Meditation
Centre in Wat Mahathat (Tel: 623-6325), The World Fellowship of Buddhists
(Tel. 251-1188-90), Buddhist Association of Thailand (Tel. 281-9563-4),
Association for the Science of Creative Intelligence (Tel :258-3257),Young
Buddhist Association of Thailand (Tel: 413-1706), and House of Dhamma (Tel