Ayutthaya stages khon sundown spectacle

Ayutthaya stages khon sundown spectacle

Ayutthaya stages khon sundown spectacle
(Photo courtesy of Fine Arts Department)

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, one of the most visited historical sites of Ayutthaya, will become the backdrop of a captivating khon performance called Satchapali, which will be staged daily at 5.30pm from March 9-10.

Presented as part of the "Ayutthaya Sundown 2024" project by the Office of Performing Arts, Fine Arts Department, in collaboration with the Suthirat Yoovidhya Foundation, this is a rare chance to witness khon, which is listed in Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, on the grounds of the temple in Ayutthaya, a historic city enlisted as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Satchapali is an important episode of the Ramayana epic as it unites key characters from the narrative. The grand spectacle will be enhanced with a modern light and sound system, while the stage is designed to complement the venue in every aspect.

Prior to the show, the Thai National Symphony Orchestra of the Office of Performing Arts, the Fine Arts Department, will take the stage with a compelling prelude, allowing the audience to enjoy the sunset at this historic site.

There is no admission fee but visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of 10 baht per person to enter the temple. All proceeds will contribute to the ongoing maintenance of this historic site.

Call 02-221-6532 or email dramatic_art@finearts.go.th.

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