Khon Masked Dance at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre
Khon is Thailand’s classical masked dance that is regarded as one of the most refined of performing arts. It was originally limited to the royal court. Performances are extremely expensive to produce, requiring lavish costumes, elaborate masks and headgear, and stage accessories that require highly skilled craftsmen to create. The scenes performed in the traditional Khon are taken from the Ramakien, a series of significant episodes in Thai literature based on the Indian epic of classical mythology the Ramayana that greatly influenced the literature of almost all nations in Southeast Asia.
Khon at Sala Chalermkrung is performed every Friday and Saturday at 07.30 pm. Tickets cost 1,000 baht and 1,200 baht. Call Sala Chalermkrung at Tel: 0-2623-8148-9, 0-2225-8757-8 or Thaiticketmaster at Tel: 0 2262 3456 or visit www.thaiticketmaster.com for reservation. For more information about the performance and Sala Challermkrung visit www.salachalermkrung.com
How to get there: taking bus routes 12, 48, 508
Nearby places/attractions: Wat Suthat, Giant Swing