In my last post, I wrote about the 2015 Discover Thainess Campaign launch in Bangkok – an extravagant 2-hour parade and performance show vividly highlighting ‘Thainess’ or the Thai way of life. The lavish launch was a delightful way of showcasing to the world a glimpse into Thai life and culture. Here are some photos from the spectacular event.
|Beautiful replica of the Royal Barge – Suphannahong or ‘the Golden Swan’ leads the parade|
|Elaborate floats highlighting Thai culture and traditions|
|Performers waiting for their turn
|One of the several decked up floats
|Performers ready to perform stories from the Thai epic, Ramakien (The Thai Ramayana)
|Vibrant portrayal of Thai folk tales|
|Performers performing stories from the Thai epic, Ramakien (The Thai Ramayana)|
|The stories from the Ramakien continue to mesmerise|
|A procession showcasing Thai silk making culture|
The 2015 Discover Thainess campaign incorporates the current Thai government’s national core values, aimed at promoting and preserving Thai traditional values and culture. So if you are planning a trip to Thailand this year, you not only get to experience the outstanding Thai hospitality, but also get a deeper insight into the many cultural assets of Thailand – everything that makes Thailand an outstanding tourist destination.