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  • msadek

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    Any suggestions on a good place to see traditional Thai Dance? We will be going to Bangkok and Chiang Mai as well as to Ko Phi Phi.

    Thanks,

    #1 Posted: 21/10/2010 - 09:20

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  • wanderingcat

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    there are different types of Thai dance...places around Bangkok & Chiangmai have performances geared towards tourists, usually part of cultural shows or dinner shows in restaurants (e.g. Rose Garden, Siam Niraimit http://www.siamniramit.com/)...they tend to be short items, a quick showcase of a few different dance styles (most tourists wouldn't sit through hours of it :P)

    if you are really into Thai dance & want to see a full performance of khon in Bangkok, try SalaChalermkrung theatre (in Rattanakosin area somewhere between Wat Suthat& Pahurat market): http://www.salachalermkrung.com/
    more about khon: http://www.mahidol.ac.th/thailand/khon.html
    could also check out Patravadi Theatre: http://www.patravaditheatre.com/ (esp if you are interested in dance training/techniques)
    there's also the more 'experimental' www.pklifework.com but they seem to perform mostly outside of Thailand ('tis the reality of traditional Thai dance...lack of support within Thailand)

    #2 Posted: 22/10/2010 - 16:24

  • msadek

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    hey thanks for the information, yes we are interested in seeing traditional Thai dance performances, something more than what you would see at a restaurant.

    Thanks for the info.

    #3 Posted: 23/10/2010 - 08:14

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