Maha Viharn Wachiratham
Maha Viharn Wachiratham

Visakha Bucha at the Ancient City

lifestyle May 25, 2018 01:00

By THE NATION

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Ancient City in Samut Prakan province – the world’s largest outdoor museum – is preparing for Visakha Bucha Week at its Maha Viharn Wachiratham starting on Wednesday.



The activities, which run through June 6 and take place daily from 4 to 9pm, include “wien thien” (triple circumambulation) at Phrathat Bangphuan Temple on May 29, and offerings of rice porridge at the sermon hall of Wat Yai Suwannaram on May 3031. Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Ariya Wongsa Khottayan will preside over the opening ceremony at Maha Viharn Wachiratham on June 1. Mueang Boran, as the museum is known in Thai, also invites visitors to practice dharma and the precepts at Maha Viharn Wachiratham on June 56. 

Find out more at (02) 323 40949 or visit Facebook: Mueang Boran.  

Beauty with a buzz

The Health & Beauty Expo 2018 is back for its second year at the Grand Hall of The Mall Bang Kapi from June 28 to July 4 and will feature several activities related to health, exhibitions by hospitals and health and beauty institutes as well as a talk by seven celebrities, who will share their tips for leading a healthier life. Participants can also test their fitness in the “Treadmill for Charity”, in which every kilometre is worth Bt100, with proceeds going to the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand under the patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.

Where the carp fly

Actor and model Ratchanont “Guy” Sukprakob together with his Japanese wife Haru Yamaguchi and their children will take part in “Kodomo No Hi 2018” this afternoon at 3 at The Mall, Bang Khae. The event purports to be the biggest celebration of Japan’s Children’s Day in Thailand and is designed to respect childrens’ personalities and to celebrate their happiness. Families raise the carpshaped “koinobori” flags, with one carp for the father, one for the mother, and one carp for each child.

Screening for the little ones

Kodomo Kids Cinema at Mega Cineplex Bangna – the first cinema for kids in Thailand – is all set to screen 20 movies especially for the little ones Monday to Friday from 11am to 7pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 8pm. The cinematic menu includes “Sherlock Gnomes”, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, “Incredibles 2”, “Ant Man and The Wasp”, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies”, “Doraemon The Movie 2018”, “Cinderella”, “The Grinch”, “Bernie The Dolphin”, and “Ralph Breaks the Internet: WreckIt Ralph 2”. The 84-seat cinema also features a playland, a ball pit and a playground slider. Tickets cost from Bt200 to Bt500. 

Theatre in one act

BCT – the largest and longest running English-language community theatre group in Thailand – organises “Fringe 2018: A Festival of One Act Plays” at Creative Industries of M Theatre on New Phetchaburi Road tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm. This festival comprises seven separate short productions by seven directors, featuring first-time performers and old hands alike. This year, it has an eclectic mix of drama, music, improvisation, comedy and more. 

Tickets are Bt300 available at Bangkok.OnePlace.Events or BangkokCommunityTheatre.com. For more information, email info@bangkokcommunitytheatre.com.