Everyone’s dressing in period costumes for Heritage Week

lifestyle April 03, 2018 11:46

By The Nation

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Thai Heritage Conservation Week continuing through Sunday (April 8) is a chance to dress in traditional costumes and visit a museum or historical park.

Admission to the historical parks is free this week.

The Culture Ministry kicked off the week with Thai Heritage Conservation Day on April 2 and has planned exhibitions, live performances and workshops.

The day has been celebrated annually since 1985, honouring Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who was born on April 2, 1955, and her contributions to the conservation of the nation’s heritage.

Through Friday at the National Museum Bangkok, there are guided tours for the exhibition on the Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol. The thrice-daily tours are conducted in Thai, English, German and French.

Saturday and Sunday from 10am to noon, the museum will host events inspired by the popular TV soap opera “Buppesannivas” (“Love Destiny”).

Also on Saturday, museum visitors will be able to sample “Dishes from the Court” and learn how palace courtiers dressed in bygone days through a “Nung Jong Hom Sabai” demonstration conducted in Thai and English.

The entrance fee at the National Museum Bangkok is Bt30 (Bt200 for foreigners).