2.19.2013

Bangkok Thailand: Siam Niramit Show

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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 free sampling of one of their local delicacies. Toasted crispy rice, tasting very much like our pinipig, is topped with shavings of sweetened coconut.

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.

While the rest of the buffet is easily forgettable in appearance and in taste (hence the lack of photos), the dessert of Coconut Ice Cream had me going for thirds. Refreshingly sweet, this was the perfect ending to our meal. (I miss it already.)

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

Hugs,
The "Enlightened" Belated Bloomer


31 comments:

  1. amazing photos, especially that statue. Cute outfit:)

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  2. These are some amazing pics!! Love your outfit too!

    xo Olivia
    This Looks Good On You

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  3. i cannot wait to see the food photos!

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    1. Unfortunately, I only have a handful of those. We were too hungry most of the time to take pictures before eating. Sorry!

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  4. This looks like such an amazing trip! I hope you had a wonderful time!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  5. These are great photos; I hope you have a great rest of the trip! By the way, I keep looking back at your sandals in the first picture---I love how simple they look. Where are they from?

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Brittney! They're from Hush Puppies. :) I have them in red too!

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    1. Thanks Levi! It's definitely worth a visit!

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  7. Great photos! Your dress is so much fun :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. What an amazing time - I love traveling, and this seems like an AMAZING place. I had a co-worker who lived in Thailand for a year, and her photos were always beautiful and interesting too. I love your dress - it's really cute on you and fun too

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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    1. They have a rich culture and history too! :D Thanks Katherine!

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  9. Lovely pictures! I love your outfit, very cute.


    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  10. Lovely pictures, looks like you had a wonderful time ^^

    xx,
    Miuw @ CocoMiuw

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  11. Your pictures are making me miss Thailand so much! That coconut ice cream has me salivating :)

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  12. I love your zebra print dress. Looks like you had an amazing time!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. I hope I can watch Siam Niramit the next time I visit Thailand. Looks like it's worth it. :)

    Found your blog through GT. Following you now on Google Friend Connect. :)

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