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Siam Park Bangkok to stage ASEAN Lantern Festival

Bangkok, 5 November, 2015 – Siam Park City, an amusement and water park located in the outskirt of Bangkok, in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, is organising the ASEAN Lantern Festival from 19 November, this year, to 22 February, next year.

The ASEAN Lantern Festival will highlight huge lanterns featuring famous landmarks of each ASEAN member country, such as Merlion of Singapore, Petronas Twin Towers of Malaysia, and Angkor Wat of Cambodia.

The special “Jewel of ASEAN” presenting cultural performance from each member country and ASEAN puppet lantern parade will be on show at the 2,500-seat amphitheatre every Friday night at 19:00 hrs, and on weekends and public holidays at 15:30 hrs and 19:00 hrs. A special Likay folk theatre performance from Myanmar will take place from 31 December to 3 January 2016.

Thailand’s Public Relations Department will also hold an ASEAN Festival called “Welcome to the ASEAN Community” from 23 to 26 December at the theme park to offer more ASEAN information related to the start of the ASEAN Economic Community (in 2016).

Visitors can also enjoy the ASEAN Shopping and entertainment zone throughout the three -month festival. Open daily from 10.00 – 22.00 hrs., entrance to the event on weekdays costs 500 Baht for daytime. A Siam Lantern Pass costs 350 Baht and valid from 17:00 to 22:00 hrs.

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