Traditional Thai Dance
What is Traditional Thai Dance?
Traditionally, this kind of dance was a form of entertainment performed in the royal court for the monarch. It was called La korn nai, and was performed by ladies in many stories of legends and literature. There, a female could play as actors and actresses. Once trained as an actor, they would play only that character.
Another type of Thai dance was called la korn nok or la korn chatri, which was performed by commoners, where actors would be both men and women.
What is identified as Thai Dance?
The performer slowly moves to imitate the movement of lady, or gentlemen when they have different attitude and expression (the character she is playing). There are singers to sing along to tell the story. Therefore, the performer will just move in a unique way.
The custom is fabulous; the performance uses a lot of color, and the audience will be able to tell about the importance of the player based on her beauty and the sophisticated look of the custom.
How is Thai Dance performed?
Thai dance is started since the players' young age. It begins with physical adjustment. They need to practice to make their body flexible, almost like Yoga and elasticity. They need to be able to sit with their legs crossed, curve their hand, bend their back to the ground and stand with half straight one leg for a long period.
Then, they will need to learn about posture. They need to remember each step and expression for the dance, which is the difficult part. The players need to practice, train and rehearse until they will not miss any part of the performance.
Thai Children and Thai Dance.
Every child in Thailand attends traditional dance classes when they are in primary school. It is very common to practice as mentioned above. It is a fun part that visitors should not miss and I encourage everyone to see it.
Tour name: Thai dinner OrientalTour highlight : Have authentic Thai dinner at Sala Rim Nam, the bank of the Chao Phraya River which is opposite of the Oriental Hotel and enjoy the performance of Thai classical dance Notes : relaxing tour05:30 -06.30 p.m. Pick up at the hotel's lobby before the tour starts one hour07:00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. Have an authentic dinner at Sala Rim Nam, a richly decorated Thai pavilion, originating from Northern Thailand, the restaurant is also the setting for one of the kingdom's unique cultural experiences - classical Thai dancing, performed in front of your table every night. It's the perfect accompaniment to such lavish cuisine. OR Enjoy having delicious Thai dinner and seeing traditional Thai dancing shows at Silom Village, the wonderful traditional Thai dance restaurant10:00 p.m. Transfer to the hotel
SALA RIM NAM
Housed in a richly decorated pavilion built in the traditional Northern Thai style, Sala Rim Naam is the setting for a unique cultural experience
Lying across the river from the hotel, Sala Rim Naam offers a delicious choice of traditional Thai dishes including Lon Poo Talay (sea crab meat cooked in coconut milk), Yaam Talay (spiced seafood salad) and Mussamun Nuea (southern style beef curry with sweet potato and onion.
Sala Rim Naam adheres to a smart casual dress code for all guests, including children. During the day, semiformal shorts, shirts, polo shirts and proper footwear are permitted. After 6:30pm, ladies are kindly asked to wear elegant attire and proper footwear, and gentlemen are kindly asked to wear a smart shirt, long trousers and closed shoes.
Meals : Dinner
PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDED
- Sightseeing as the itinerary including admission fee as stated in program
- English speaking local guide during join tours
- Admission fee of the tour guide for the guide if applicant
- Accidental insurance
- Thai Dinner Set at Sala rimnam
- Credit card charge
- Express way & parking Fee
THE PRICES EXCLUDED
- Personal items & hotel incidental charges
- Meal or drink
- Government VAT
- Gratuities to the guide, driver and hotel's porter
- Third language speaking guide charge extra 700 Baht/day
- Third language speaking guide charge extra 500 Baht/half day tour or 1000 baht/day tour (Day tour)
- Child between 2-12 years old pay 75% of adult rate
- Child under 2 years old pay 25% of adult rate
- Payment : Credit Card Fax Form (American Express), Paypal or money wire transfer
- This package is request 30 for deposit once to secure the booking. The balance payment will be made on arrival.