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Experience Khon masked dance, the traditional Thai classical masked dance based on the Ramayana Epic, at one of the oldest yet most legendary theatre, Sala Chalermkrung. Khon was originally limited to the royal court and is now regarded as one of the finest performances that involve lavish costumes, well-trained dancers and Thai live music. English subtitles are available on screen above the stage.
Khon Performance at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre is a show staged to follow the footsteps of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn in preserving and carrying forward the nation’s high art form of classical dance. Apart from the show, Sala Chalermkrung it self, with a long history of more than five decades, has symbolically been an institute to presentthe nation’s arts and culture and its true identity. Through the years, various magnificent performances have been delicately executedfor both locals and visitors to experience. One of the most prestigious performances, Khon, known as the masked dance drama from Thailand, was inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2018.
The performance of Khon at Sala Chalermkrung is carefully carried out to ensure its authenticity in allaspects; the traditional performing details, the related rituals, the high artisticvalue as Thai heritage and the quality as public entertainment. Gracefully and concisely preserved, the beauty of the dance moves and body language is accompanied by live traditional music and narrators’ singing on the side. The show is also enhanced by modern stage and visual techniques with English and Chinese subtitles provided throughout.
Tickets and Show times
Foreign tourists visiting Thailand can buy tickets to see the Emerald Buddha Temple and the Grand Palace from ticket selling point at the palace. The 500 baht price will include a ticket for Khon Performance at Sala Chalermkrung. There arefive 25-minute performances daily, from Monday to Friday, at 10.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00 and 17.30. Tourists can bring tickets to the theatre or contact Sala Chalermkrung, 0-2224-4499. (www.salachalermkrung.com) There will be a shuttle bus waiting at Phiman Deves Gate of the palace for a one-way trip to the theatre, leaving 30 minutes before the starting of each performance.
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