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"Wimaya Nattakan" Mini Light and Sound Show

Schedule :
- Confirmed dates for 2002 shows are

Saturday, 26
January
Saturday, 23
February
Saturday, 30
March
Saturday, 27
April
(Tickets are 500 baht/person)

- The show can be organized for special occasions of tour operators or groups (please book shows at least 7 days in advance). The minimum package fee is 50,000 baht per show. The show can be shown to not over 250 people at one time.

Venue : Phimai Historical Park, Amphoe Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima

Origin :
Nakhon Ratchasima is an important province of northeastern Thailand that has prospered since ancient times, whether in terms of history of the ancient Khmer civilization, historical sites, artifacts, or charming culture and traditions. It is also like the gateway to the Northeast and is the province with the largest land area in Thailand.
Phimai Historical Park is an important historical site of the province and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organized a mini-light-and-sound show to promote permanent and sustainable tourism.

Activities :
- 18.00 hrs. Welcome ceremony and the Bai Si Su Khwan ceremony of Phimai people.
- 18.10 hrs. See the priceless architecture of the ancient Khmer Empire in Phimai Historical Park.
- 18.30 hrs. Enjoy dinner amidst historical sites and a colorful cultural performance.
- 19.20 hrs. Go back in time via the "Wimaya Nattakan" Mini Light and Sound show that recounts the past glory of Phimai and ancient Khmer civilization.

Nearby Tourist Spots :
- Phimai National Museum (Phimai)
  has a collection of data and exhibits on the past glory of the Northeast.
- Sai Ngam (Phimai)
  is on the bank of the Mun River. This gigantic Banyan tree is about 350 years old. Its many branches provide comfortable shade.
- Thao Suranari Monument (Muang)
  is a memorial to Khunying Mo or Thao Suranari, the heroine who led villagers to successfully repel invaders from Laos from attacking Bangkok.

For more information, contact :
- Nakhon Ratchasima Tourist Business Association.
  Tel. (01) 8773848, tel./fax (044) 260331
- TAT Northeastern Region Office: Area 1 (Nakhon Ratchasima).
Tel. (044) 213666, fax (044) 213667
- TAT.
  Tel. (02) 6941222 ext. 1962, fax (02) 6941384

Note : Tourists in groups can select the narration language (about 30 minutes/show) in Thai, English, Japanese, or French. Pamphlets are produced in Thai, English, Japanese, and French.

Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand
Wed, 6 March, 2002


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