The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the Glorious of Ayutthaya Fair 2017 from 15 to 24 December to celebrate the historical significance of the ancient Thai capital since the Ayutthaya Historical Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
This year, local and international tourists are encouraged to help preserve the Thai culture by wearing traditional Thai outfit to join the event, which begins with a grand opening procession on 15 December, from 15.00 Hrs.
Highlights of the 10-day event include the light-and-sound presentation at Wat Maha That that tells the story of the great kings and queens as well as the heroes and heroines of the former Siam. Scheduled every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is one show on 15 December at 18.00 Hrs. and two shows every evening on 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 December at 18.00 and 20.00 Hrs. Ticket price is 500 Baht with audio translation and 200 Baht for regular seat.
To add to the memorable experience, there is a True cinematic movie series Si Suriyothai and stage performances.
On the fun side, the event will also feature a ‘retro’ Ayutthaya-era market fair, a ‘noodle and prawn street’ selling all dishes that contain noodles and prawns, a pedestrian shopping street, a cultural plaza displaying folk performances found in Ayutthaya, a motor show fair, and a Thai Red Cross fair. The event is even more colourful with several beauty pageants, talent competitions, singing contests and other challenges.
For more information, contact:
TAT Ayutthaya office
Tel: +66 (0) 3524 6076-7
TAT contact center 1672