Gay Travel Thailand: Siam Niramit, Bangkok's great cultural performance, should not be missed!
Siam Niramit is a cultural show like no other. It is an historical pageant of classical dance and traditional music on the world's largest stage. While there are several cabaret shows in Bangkok, Siam Niramit is a cultural spectacle that showcases Thailand's historical roots, explores Thailand's unique holidays and delves into the mythological world that is deeply engrained in Thai culture. And don't miss the buffet!
Don't miss this spectacularly-entertaining look at Thailand's history, holidays and mythology!
If you are looking for cross-dressing, lip-synching, or a pool-side show of dancers wearing plastic and polyester, Siam Niramit is not the show for you. We can take you to see those kinds of shows if you insist. However, if you enjoy a big-stage music and dance spectacle, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy Siam Niramit Bangkok's great cultural performance. Go early and take an elephant ride or wander through a sprawling reconstructed rural village, complete with sampans and canals, then enjoy a delicious pre-show buffet.
Thailand has plenty of junky tourist "cultural shows" that do no more than empty your wallet and send you home feeling like Thai culture is nothing more than a hotel buffet with dancers wearing cheap polyester costumes and gold colored plastic jewelry.
Siam Niramit is a huge exception. Arrive at their enormous complex around dusk and you have time to explore the authentic rural village that has been constructed there. You will swear you are in rustic rice-belt hamlet. Wooden houses on stilts have been brought here from every corner of Thailand. You can see different craftspeople at each of them. Instead, you may decide to take an elephant ride or get a soothing food massage.
The show itself defies description unless you can imagine the Metropolitan Opera, a Las Vegas show and Cirque de Soleil all rolled into one portraying things that are uniquely Thai. The world's largest stage (according to Guinness) will take you on a journey through Siam's history, folklore and festivals in an epic performance that includes a cast of 150, more than 500 costumes, as well as sailing ships, angels flying through space, live animals, and a visits to the mystical, supernatural places of Thai legend. It is fun, exhilarating and you will leave having experienced something much closer to what Thai culture and the Thai spirit are all about.
A very nice buffet dinner with Thai, Western and Indian specialties is available before the show, and is included with the ticket. We are happy to make reservations for you (with our without one of our guides), and provide transportation to and from the show. Price includes shared van transportation from your hotel, buffet dinner and show. Or we can send you in a private car with one of our guides to keep you company for a bit extra.