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Sukhothai to Present Eight Mini Light and Sound Shows in 2014

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The former Thai capital city of Sukhothai is to present a series of mini-light and sound presentations with one show per month scheduled between February and September, this year.

The monthly mini show will be held on 22 February, 8 March, 12 April (prior to the Songkran holiday), 10 May, 14 June, 11 July (prior to the Buddhist Lent Day), 9 August (prior to Mothers Day), and 13 September at Wat Sasri inside the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, The show aims to showcase the glorious history and culture of this ancient Thai capital as the source of national heritage the Thai alphabet, the magical Loi Krathong celebration, firm foundation of Buddhism, fine Teen Chok cloth, ancient chinaware and holy Pho Khun (King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who reigned over Sukhothais golden age during the 13th century).

Organised by TAT for the first time in 2008, the mini-light and sound performance previews the highlights of the much grander light and sound presentation scheduled during Sukhothais annual Loi Krathong and Candle Festival on the full moon of the 12th Lunar month (7 November this year).

Admission to the show is free.

The mini light and sound show, classical performances, fireworks display and a Loi Krathong scene starts from 19:00 and lasts about 90 minutes. Visitors can listen to the narration in several languages including English, Japanese, French and German.

Sukhothai, which means dawn of happiness, is located 439.7 km north of Bangkok or about four-five hours by car or 1 hour 15 minutes by air.

Sukhothai, Thailand

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