Rose Garden and Thai Cultural Shows ; Enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of the world-renowned Thai Village Cultural Show. Daily, over 150 performers vividly portray a fascinating cross-section of Thailand's culture, heritage and way of life -- dances, ceremonies, rituals, sports and pastimes. The show highlights are:
Thai Martial Arts: Thai-style boxing is extremely popular in Thailand. Accompanied by its unique ritual and ceremony, it is an art that demands a high degree of skill and fitness.
Thai Wedding Ceremony: Witness a traditional Thai wedding ceremony performed according to ancient Thai customs.
The Monkhood: In Thailand, young men usually spend a period of time in the Buddhist Monkhood. To mark a young novice's entry into the monk-hood, the Buat Naag ritual consisting of a traditional procession followed by the ordination ceremony is performed.
The Fingernail Dance: The Fingernail Dance is a graceful dance which originated from the North of Thailand. It is usually performed as a gesture of greeting and welcome.
Dance From The North East: A mixture of North Eastern dances which collectively and symbolically express greetings and good luck.
Bamboo Dance: Another North Thailand dance, which is usually performed during the the full moon. It requires great skill, practice and timing. Even a small slip can be very painful.
Kala Dance: The Kala Dance comes from the southern part of Thailand. The dance features coconut shells and reflects the importance of coconuts in everyday village life.
Max, 1st counselor in the Asoke Branch, and Taxi Cab driver took us to the Floating Market and the Rose Garden.
|Enjoying lunch: Max, Heidi, Cheyenne, and Sister Moleff|
|Heidi getting a hug from an elephant|
|And another hug|
|Whats wrong with this picture? I would have rather gotten a hug from an elephant than an albino snake.|
|In case your wondering, no that's not Heidi and Cheyenne that's trying to avoid being smushed by an elephant|
|Waiting for the show to start|
|The parade of champions|
|Kick boxing is very popular in Thailand|
|Thai wedding ceremony|
|The end of a GREAT DAY! Thank you elephant - for the memories.|