Siam Niramit – A spectacular show in Bangkok,Thailand
Siam Niramit is a spectacular celebration of Thai culture. This show is about the civilization, ancient history, and spiritualism of Thailand. The show is a wonder to behold and an experience to enjoy. At the end of the show you, are left speechless and tongue tied. You continue to live in a world of Siam long after you exit the show. Siam becomes a part of your dreams and flights of fantasy.
The show is a wonder to behold and an experience to enjoy. At the end of the show you, are left speechless and will want to see it once again. You will continue to live in a world of Siam long after you exit the show. Siam becomes a part of your dreams and flights of fantasy.
Siam Niramit is a show held in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Siam Niramit is enacted on a gigantic stage listed in the Guinness World Records. The show has more than 100 dance performers. Latest technologies and light displays are used to make the show mind blowing.
The show "Siam Niramit" is divided into three Acts.
Act One is divided into four scenes.
Scene One showcases the ancient Kingdom of Lana, in northern Thailand. Here the King and Queen pay their respects to Lord Buddha in a lantern-lit procession. Maids of Honor flit like fireflies carrying lanterns in their hands. Royal guards march across proudly with their swords showing off every move while wielding their swords.
Scene Two is about how trading took place. Traders from overseas came to Thailand to sell their commodities. Thai people welcomed the traders and made them feel at home. The traders are enamored by Siam, it's people and Buddhism.
Scene Three is set in the ruins of an ancient temple. The rural dances of Thailand are elegantly portrayed by the dancers. The scene ends in a spectacular display of sunlight streaming into the stage to light up the ancient statues that seem as though they come alive with the light.
Scene Four is set in Ayuthaya which was the capital of Thailand at that time. Farming and fishing activities are displayed on the stage as if happening for real.
Act Two is split into three scenes.
Scene One – Fiery Hell is a place of punishment. People who have sinned during their lifetime on earth are punished depending on the sins they have committed. Liars have their tongues torn out. Alcoholics are forced to drink from a caldron of hot boiling water, and adulterers are forced to climb a thorny tree. Lightings and special effects make the stage seem like hell. You can feel the heat and pain of the sinners.
Scene Two – Himpaan is a mystical forest that exists between earth and heaven. In this scene, we see magical creatures such as “Kinaree” who is a half woman and half bird, “Nareepon” who are beautiful girls born from the fruit of trees. Mekala a demi-god who is responsible for Lightning and Ramasoon who is responsible for thunder also make an appearance.
Scene Three – Lord Indira is relaxing in “Blissful Heaven” on Mount Phrasumera which is considered to be the center of the universe. He is entertained by the dancing angels and the music of the maestros.
Act Three is all about grand festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. These festivals are based on seasonal changes and religious festivals.
The final act showcases a traditional festival called, “Loy Krathong.” A water canal magically appears on the stage, and beautiful floats (Krathongs) decorated with banana leaves, lit candles and flowers are released in the water as an offering to Goddess of Water “Mae Kongkha.” It is also believed that their sins are washed away along with the float.
Our family went on a vacation to Thailand. We saw “Siam Niramit” We enjoyed every moment and are making plans to see it once more. It is an opportunity not to be missed.