Government to hold performances to celebrate coronation


Bangkok – A series of traditional song and dance performances will be held from May 22 to 28, 2019, at Sanam Luang in Bangkok and designated venues in 76 provinces as a symbol of gratitude and loyalty to His Majesty the King.

Over 5,000 artists from across the country will take part in the opening ceremony of this event at 6:30 p.m. on May 22. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT), MCOT HD Channel 9, and the Thai Global Network (TGN), which provides broadcasting to 170 countries worldwide.

Another highlight will be a spectacular light-and-sound show in honor of His Majesty the King. Covering an area of 2,000 square meters, the show will focus on the beauty of the Chao Phraya River and the Suphannahong Royal Barge, using special effects such as water curtains, a 40-meter fountain, and over 10,000 sets of LED lights. The series of performances will also take place in other provinces of Thailand.

People who plan to watch the performances at Sanam Luang are advised to wear polite clothes with a yellow tone. They can register at booths near the Supreme Court and Thammasat University, starting from 4 p.m. onwards.