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Phra Ram, Hanuman & Sita* 6

The Khon – A Thai Dance Drama

The Khon is a traditional Thai dance drama which includes part masked dance and part play. Originally the Khon (in Thai:โขน) was only performed at the royal court. Traditionally, similar to Shakespearian dramas,  the roles were played merely by men wearing masks...

Scene from the Ramakien depicted on a mural at Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) (photo credit: Amporn Konglapumnuay) 8

The Thai Ramakien-Thailand’s Folklore

The Thai Ramakien The Thai Ramakien is the National Epic of Thailand. Literally translated it means “the Glory of Rama”. Thus, the Ramakien (in Thai: รามเกียรติ์, it may also be written as ‘Ramakian’) may be considered...

painting by Chakrabhand Posayakrit, dance of the kinnari 6

A tribute to Chakrabhand Posayakrit

A tribute to Chakrabhand Posayakrit is about the very famous and popular national artist of Thailand. Posayakrit paints realistic images of people and in his later works he uses more imagination and idealizes his paintings. He also makes decorative arts and Thai puppets.

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