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Enjoy the Masked Dance at Sale Chalermkrung Theatre

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The Sala Chalermkrung Theater is literally known as 'Pavilion of City's Glory' which was founded in the year 1933. It also shows the performances of classical Thai dance apart from cinema shows since many years. The popular show is the Khan or Thai Classical Masked Dance Drama titled with “Hanuman Becoming Phra Chakri’s Devotee” which is a culmination of Thai dramatic arts. This is one of the classical arts, originally restricted to the Royal Court. This drama features the stories from the Indian epic Ramayana which strongly determines the literature of almost all the nations of Southeast Asia. The performance shows the life of Hanuman from his birth to when he became a valiant soldier who helped King Rama to win the battle against Ravana. The theater serves as a national place for exhibiting best performances and which has maintained the originality of Thai arts as well as culture from more than 70 years rightfully. The drama consists of 60 performers wearing specially designed dresses for this epic inspired dance. The show involves traditional singing, dancing, acting, gymnastics and music which require highly skilled artists to perform the ultimate act of perfection.

See also : Spend a dreamy night in the world of Thai classical dances in the Patravadi theatre

How to Reach:
By Ferry: Take the Saen Saep canal ferry and walk for few minutes towards the theater.
By Bus: Go by the bus nos. 12, 48 and 508 to reach the place.

Tickets: 800, 1,000, and 1,200 Baht at Thai Ticket Major.

Timings: Open on every Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm.

Address: Sale Chalermkrung Theater, 66 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok 10200.

Telephone: +66 2 224 4499. "

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