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Are you brave enough to be in the same room with 15 giant dinosaurs? If you live in Bangkok, you’ll get a chance to find out this November. 


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Are you brave enough?

the brachiosaurus

Do you think you are brave enough to be in the same room with 15 dinosaurs, some of which stand more than 10 metres tall?

One, the brachiosaurus, stands 14 metres tall and is 23 metres long from nose to tail. That is much, much bigger than a tour bus. Fortunately, this gigantic creature is a herbivore, a plant eater, so you should be safe as long as it doesn’t step on you.

That is not true for the fearsome tyrannosaurus rex (photo above). It is a carnivore and it could eat you in one big bite. Stay away from him.

You can get a chance to test your courage this November when 15 dinosaurs are coming to Bangkok. Happily, the room will be very big – Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani – and the since dinosaurs are extinct, the ones coming to Bangkok will not be real.

They will look, move and sound like they are real, however, and that can be scary indeed. There will also be a volcano, a forest fire and an indoor ocean, all part of a spectacular show named “Walking With Dinosaurs” which will be in town from November 17-21.

Save your money though because the show is not free. Tickets costs from 500 to 2000 baht. I suggest you tell your parents that everyone will learn a lot about dinosaurs and what the earth was like a hundred million years ago. The show is based on the award-winning BBC television series, “Walking With Dinosaurs”.

For more details, visit www.thaiwwd.com.

Adapted from a story in the real-time section of Friday’s Bangkok Post.

brave – not easily frightened; capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened
gigantic – extremely large มหึมา ใหญ่โต
creature – anything that lives except plants  สิ่งมีชีวิต (คน, สัตว์)
herbivore – an animal that eats only plants สัตว์ที่กินพืชเป็นอาหาร
fearsome – very frightening น่ากลัว
carnivore – an animal that eats only meat สัตว์กินเนื้อ
courage – the ability to do something that you know is right or good, even though it is dangerous, frightening, or very difficult ความกล้าหาญ
extinct – an extinct animal, plant, or language no longer exists สูญพันธุ์
scary – frightening น่าตกใจ, น่ากลัว
volcano – a mountain with a large circular hole at the top ภูเขาไฟ
spectacular - very exciting to look at; extremely impressive น่าตื่นเต้น ที่ตระการตา
award – a prize or a sum of money that is given to someone who wins something following an official decision รางวัล

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