No visit to Bangkok would be complete without visiting and watching a show at the Siam Niramit located in Bangkok. With on of the largest stages in the world and with 100 performers and more than 500 outfits it makes for a truly spectacular show. The sets are sophisticated and beautiful.
The Siam Niramit show cases Thailand’s cultural heritage and past. With excellent food and state-of-the-art special effects the Siam Niramit shows are a must when in Bangkok. The show is based on a story line starting from when Siam met other cultures and civilisations. The second part is how Thai people developed and finally ends with a religious tone showing how religious ceremonies earn Thai people merit in this life.
There are also replica villages from Thailand’s rural regions such as Issaan and you can also buy Thai handicrafts. The Siam Niramit is close to the MRT Thailand Cultural Centre Station and if you are taking a taxi like most then the taxi driver would know where the Thailand Cultural Centre is located. The Siam Niramit is not far from there.
The performance was truly amazing, and I found immense enjoyment in the show. The preliminary entertainment and the meticulously crafted replica village both left a positive impression. However, it was the actual performance that completely swept me off my feet – the costumes, set design, and choreography were all truly astounding. The experience unquestionably justified the cost. Nonetheless, a note of concern lingers regarding the welfare of the elephant used for feeding pictures.
A valuable tip would be to skip the premium seats, as the standard seats are perfectly suitable. To make the most of the experience, I recommend arriving at least 1.5 hours before the 8pm showtime to fully appreciate the pre-show elements. Among the finest shows worldwide, it stands as a genuine tribute to Thai culture and history.
A definitive must-see if you find yourself in Bangkok. High-priced seats aren’t necessary to enjoy it fully. Additionally, outside the theater, there’s an artificial mini village and several small performances. While the buffet food garnered a moderate rating, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting twice so far. Since they are now closed you might be interested in the MRT Thailand Cultural Center and the area around there. Lastly the MRT Huai Khwang Station area is also interesting.
[According to Google it is now permanently closed in Bangkok]
Siam Niramit Map
Theater · Huai Khwang
19 Thiam Ruam Mit Rd (opp Thailand Cultural Centre), Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand