Celebrations for HM the King’s sixth birthday begin today

Bangkok’s Sanam Luang Square in Phra Nakhon district is hosting several activities to celebrate the upcoming sixth cycle birthday (72nd) anniversary of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn on July 27 starting this week.

From Thursday to Monday (July 11-15), the square in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace will be abuzz with activities and parties organized by both the public and private sectors, with the participation of officials, artists and stars, professional dancers, folk artists and students.

Today (11 July) highlights include a parade in honor of HM The King from

Activities on Friday (July 12) include cultural and folk performances, a shadow play, Noradan, Khon mask dance and a puppet show.

On Saturday and Sunday (July 13-14), the audience can enjoy folk music from student bands, stage plays, dance shows and music from the armed forces’ orchestras.

On Monday (July 15), visitors can meet artists from The Voice and enjoy a ‘Lion and Dragon’ dance show, Khon masked dance, followed by the finale of the drone show at 22.45.

There will also be displays on royal commissions and royal impersonation projects, as well as stalls selling food during the five-day event

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority provides free shuttle buses to the site, from 12:00 to 22:00, from the following locations: Victory Monument, Wong Wiang Yai, Southern Bus Terminal, Mo Chit and Tha Chang Pier.

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