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Ayutthaya Week Festival big historical festival

Ayutthaya, former capital of the Kingdom of Siam, 1h30 drive from Bangkok organizes from 22 to 26 May 2019 a big historical festival about its history and its kings. Here are more details on this event which should add another dimension to the visit of this very interesting city that I always enjoy visiting.

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Live shows and illuminations

The festival will be held in the Ayutthaya Historical Park area, with nightly shows including historical narratives, there will be an old market, a free tram tour to see the beautifully illuminated temples at night. Trams will run from Ayutthaya City Pillar Shrine to Wat Mahathat Temple and mark a stop at the King U-Thong monument (4:30 pm – 10:00 pm).

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Programme of Ayutthaya Week Festival

Program of events in front of the Ayutthaya Tourist Center office and Wat Mahathat.

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May 22, 2019 – 5:30 pm to 9 pm

Opening of the festival
Khon theater performance
traditional music
historical show (sound and light with extras)

May 23, 2019 – 6 pm to 9 pm

various shows including children’s talent show
historical show (sound and light with extras)

May 24, 2019 – 6 pm to 9 pm

traditional dance show
lakhorn show (musical theater)
historical show (sound and light with extras)

May 25, 2019 – 6 pm to 9 pm

traditional dance show
lakhorn show (musical theater)
concert by a choir
historical show (sound and light with extras)

May 26, 2019 – 6 pm to 9 pm

traditional dance show
masked lakhorn show
Thai music concert
historical show (sound and light with extras)

“Ayutthaya Royal Procession”, a royal procession like none in Ayutthaya for 252 years, will take place on May 24 at 5 pm and will leave Wiharn Phra Mongkol Bopit next to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet to join the shrine sanctuary of the city (Ayutthaya city pillar shrine).

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Events at Ayutthaya city pillar shrine

May 22, 2019
7:15 pm: Thai traditional music (Pleng Rua and Pleng Kiaw Khao), Thai dance (Ram Thai),
20h: Thai cooking show from 08:00

May 23, 2019
6.30 pm: Traditional Thai drama (Lakorn Chatri)
Thai local music show (Pleng Choi, Pleng E-saew)
7:30 pm: Seminar on Ayutthaya architecture by Dr.Kreangkrai Kerdsiri

May 24, 2019
17:00: “Royal Procession of Ayutthaya” (departure from WiharnPhraMongkolBopit to the shrine of the Ayutthaya pillar) (see below)
7:00 pm: Thai puppet show from KHAMNAI PUPPET GROUP
19:30: Seminar “Coronation ceremony of Ayutthaya in Rattanakosin” by Kampol Champapan and Nontapron Youmangmee

May 25, 2019
6.30 pm: Traditional music Pleng Song Kruang
7:15 pm Sound and light show “King Prasatthong”

May 26, 2019
6.30 pm traditional Thai drama (Lakorn Chatri)
7:30 pm: Thai antique fashion show

Apparently, there will still be events on May 27th and 28th from 6pm to 9pm.

And if you continue your route to Lopburi, further in the North, the city also organizes a festival from 21 to 24 May.

I also take the opportunity to remind you that you can find in the main part of the website dates and information on many other festivals in Thailand.

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