Cultural shows & centers

Thailand's cultural shows and cultural centres around the country help maintain these traditions through regular performances. Performances of traditional Thai arts and culture can be found in many restaurants and first-class hotels.

Typical cultural shows arise from each of the four distinctive regions of Thailand. The elaborate and beautiful costumes and the graceful movements of the dancers are always a big draw among visitors to the country.

To see a performance of the Ramakien or one of the regional dramatic performances you need to visit a larger cultural center such as the National Theater or the Thailand Cultural Center on Ratchadapisek Road. The cultural center organizes regular dramatic performances on the weekends.

Siam Niramit (Siam - the Enchanted Kingdom) is a grandiose tour through Thai culture and history taking its audience back in time to mystical bygone eras.The one and half an hour journey uncovers the history, customs and cultural treasures that have descended through centuries and which continue to fascinate Thailand's visitors.

The Rose Garden is a center for cultural performances and all things Thai. Performances are usually arranged as a one-day tour package from Bangkok. But it's also possible to get there on your own. Rose Gardens's cultural performances are unlike anywhere else. Apart from the four-region cultural shows, they also demonstrate aspects of daily life such as ordination and wedding ceremonies.

Kantoke Dinners and cultural show in Chiang Mai provides a good way to get to know both the Northern food and culture at the same time. At this event, visitors are seated in the floor around a circular tray with Northern dishes on it and eat while watching traditional Thai and Northern dances and hill tribe culture shows.

Phuket FantaSea inspired by Thailand's rich and exotic heritage, Phuket FantaSea not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting edge technology and special effects. The result is a stunning 140-acre theme complex, packed with a multitude of activities and entertainment: a festival village with carnivals, games, handicrafts and shopping; a 4,000 seat theme restaurant offering a grand buffet of Thai and international cuisines; and a breath-taking Las Vegas-style theatrical show, where state-of-the-art technology and special effects enhance the grace and beauty of Thailand's Myths, Mysteries and Magic in a wondrous extravaganza certain to delight the whole family.