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Siam Niramit – A spectacular show in Bangkok,Thailand

Updated on December 16, 2016
Act 1 - Kingdom of Lana
Act 1 - Kingdom of Lana | Source
Act 1 - Trading
Act 1 - Trading | Source
Act 1 - Farming and Fishing
Act 1 - Farming and Fishing | Source
Act  2 - Punishment in Hell
Act 2 - Punishment in Hell | Source
Act  2 - Himaapan
Act 2 - Himaapan | Source
Act  2 - Heaven
Act 2 - Heaven | Source
Act  3 - Festivals
Act 3 - Festivals | Source
Final Act
Final Act | Source

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.


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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Docmo as you say there are so many parallels and it is amazing!! Thank you for stopping by.

      tillsontitan it is so mesmerizing when you watch it, I have never seen anything like this before. Thank you.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What beautiful scenery and imagery in this comprehensive show! Covering so much it is a microcosm of the history of Thailand! Really stunning. Your description leads us nicely through the play and the photos are beautiful!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Sounds absolutely awesome. Gotta catch this when I visit Thailand next. thanks Nithya. There are so many parallels with Hindu mythology shows the ancient links between the far east and India.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      KoffeeKlatch Gals thank you for reading and the appreciation. Thank you for the vote too. Very much valued.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It looks and sounds like an amazing show. The pictures are beautiful. Up and awesome.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Deborah Brooks thankyou for your appreciation and vote. You should go and see the show, it is really wonderful and an experience of a lifetime.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      first of all I loved the pictures and now you got me wanting to go see the show of Siam...

      wonderful hub

      I voted up

      be blessed

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      KimberlyLake glad you liked my hub. Thankyou for your vote and appreciation.

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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful Hub. Love the pics. What an exciting event. I would love to go! Voted up and interesting.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Sunnie Day thankyou for reading and commenting and yes I do hope to go there one day.

      Eiddwen thankyou for your appreciation. The show is indeed amazing.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Whatan amazing hub;true beauty at its best.

      Thanks for sharing na dhere's to so many more as well.

      Take care and have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      This sounds like such a fantastic show! Thank you for all the pictures and wonderful descriptions. I hope you get to return one day.

      Take care

      Sunnie