Pattaya flips for Chinese New Year

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Baitoey RSiam perform their famous songs.
Baitoey RSiam perform their famous songs.

Dragons danced, acrobats flipped and pop stars rocked as Pattaya celebrated Chinese New Year.

Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome opened the city’s official commemoration at Lan Po Public Park in Naklua Jan. 25.



The event featured costume lions and dragons dancing, acrobats on poles and in human pyramids, and Chinese music and art shows, such as fan dances, fire shows and Chinese opera.

Pop stars Baitoey RSiam and Ploenjit capped off the evening with concerts.

Sonthaya next appeared on Pattaya Beach and Central Road where the Chinese arts and dances were repeated. The acrobats and dance troupes then moved to Walking Street for an encore on the nightlife strip.

The activity zone was also the sight for the annual Chinese Girl and Boy pageant, followed by concerts from Pert Thanapol and Paradox.

Royal Garden Plaza held its own party where mayoral advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai kicked off the festivities. After the lions and dragons made their requisite appearances, Sanxing Fu Lu Shou, a large Chinese musical band from Sawangboriboon School, entertained the crowd.

Skilled actors perform a magical dragon and lion dance at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua.
Skilled actors perform a magical dragon and lion dance at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua.
Dancers perform a fan dance during the Chinese Arts and Culture show at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua.
Dancers perform a fan dance during the Chinese Arts and Culture show at Lan Pho Public Park in Naklua.
Sun Wukong’s Magic Monkey show amazes the crowd.
Sun Wukong’s Magic Monkey show amazes the crowd.
Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera show’s fire breather lights up the stage.
Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera show’s fire breather lights up the stage.
Mayoral Advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai makes merit at Royal Garden Plaza.
Mayoral Advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai makes merit at Royal Garden Plaza.
Acrobats ascend to the sky with an awe-inspiring dragon show at Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya.
Acrobats ascend to the sky with an awe-inspiring dragon show at Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya.
Don’t mess with this little Chinese actor at the Central Pattaya activity zone.
Don’t mess with this little Chinese actor at the Central Pattaya activity zone.
A faraway look on this little actress on stage at the Central Pattaya activity zone.
A faraway look on this little actress on stage at the Central Pattaya activity zone.
Pert Thanapol brings in Pattaya’s Chinese New Year with song.
Pert Thanapol brings in Pattaya’s Chinese New Year with song.
Eng Kor performers add spice to the Chinese Art and Culture Show.
Eng Kor performers add spice to the Chinese Art and Culture Show.
Paradox delivers happiness to welcome in Chinese New Year.
Paradox delivers happiness to welcome in Chinese New Year.

 

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