A walk through Siam’s history

Thailand August 27, 2018 14:05

By The Nation

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A new attraction in Pattaya, the Legend Siam is scheduled to open at the end of this year and is promoting itself as the first Thai cultural theme park.

Costing around Bt4 billion, the park has been created by Nusasiri Company and brings together Thai history, arts and culture and shopping experience under one roof. 

“Our park aims to represent the pride of Thailand and to support Thailand’s tourism industry and economic growth,” explains Visanu Thepcharoen, chief executive officer of Nusasiri.

Legend Siam is spread over 10,000 square metres and features three zones: Siam Vilize showcases civilization of Siam, Araya Thai representing Thai traditions and culture, and Bhumi Pan Din wisdom portrays the pride of Thailand. 

Visitors can enjoy a special show titled “The Echoes of Legend Siam”, a music and art performance presented through the vision of Manop Meejamrat, a Silapathorn Artist. Other performances include Miss Grand Thailand’s “Legend Siam Culture Fashion Show”.

“This mega project will create a different image for tourism on the East Coast of Thailand. We will see the private and industrial sectors working with community. In the past, people focused on beach and outdoor activities when talked about Pattaya. From now on, people will be attracted by its coastal beauty and cultural traditions that will showcase Thailand as the Land of Smiles,” said Weerasak Kowsurat, the minister of Tourism and Sports. 

The new park will dazzle visitors from the first step with the magnificent arch at the entrance, where five-storey tall Tossakan and Sahasdecha act as the guardians. Inside, several attractive displays showcase the glorious days of Rattanakosin era, the ways of life, and Siam of the past, with mesmerising architecture. 

“Legendary Royal Elephants” tells the story of ancient Thai ceremonies while Araya Thai presents a temple fair, mythical creatures from Thai literature, and Wat Phra Si San Phet from the Ayutthaya era which has been brought back to life. 

Visitors can experience the innovative 3D performance and enjoy shopping at the floating market and traditional market. The Bhumi Pan Din zone, meanwhile, presents the legend of Bang Rajan warriors who sacrificed their lives for the country. 

Find out more at www.LegendSiam.com.