What welcomed me when I arrived in Bangkok, Thailand was the heat! Usually, people from the Philippines go on trips abroad to escape the heat, but landing in Thailand reminded me how similar it is to our own country. It still didn't dampen my spirit though, because I've heard a lot of good things about the food and best of all, the shopping!
On our first night there, we went to a cultural center to watch the award-winning cultural show, Siam Niramit. We were welcomed by lovely ladies in traditional costumes and then we wandered around small huts to see the showcase of some of their native food and products.
A replica of a Thai Pagoda. Pagodas are often structures built for religious purposes.
These lads were garbed in traditional Thai costumes of richly textured woven fabrics.
Here a few more after-dinner photos:
Mystical statues guarding the big pool in the center of the plaza.
This is the only shot where you can have a glimpse of the colorful costumes that these dancers/actors wore in the Siam Niramit show. We weren't allowed to bring our cameras inside, but believe me when I say it's definitely worth watching. The lighting, the choreography, the colorful and extravagant costumes, the numerous changing sets, the water fountains, the acrobatics and other mesmerizing elements comprise a show that goes through history and beyond.
Below is a collage of the teeny-tiny photos found in the Siam Niramit site. I made them into a collage to give you an idea of how the show went. :)
Do you want to know how "enlightened" I was after the show? See the evidence for yourself!
More photos to come in the next post! :D
The "Enlightened" Belated Bloomer