Ministry of Culture funds 55 million baht Rattanakosin Celebration in April

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BANGKOK, 24 March 2014 The Ministry of Culture will hold a festival in honor of Rattanakosin Island from 19-21 April 2014. The year 2014 marks the 232nd anniversary of when King Rama I established Bangkok as the capital, dating back to 1782, when Rattanakosin was the historic center of the city.

There will be many interesting activities to teach the public about Bangkok from its earliest days to the present. An exhibition on Rattanakosin Island will be held in front of Thammasat University.

In Sanam Luang, cultural performances will be staged, along with concerts. Other events will include parades, beauty contests, and numerous artistic and cultural attractions that will be open to the public, including booths showing artistic works and period photographs of Rattanakosin.