Kanchanaburi launches 2017 Harmony World Puppet Festival
Today sees the start of the delayed Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival in Kanchanaburi Province. The fest is a celebration of the art of puppetry and marionettes and features string puppets, shadow puppet shows, hand puppets, rod-driven puppets and even human puppets.
International and Thai puppeteers are queuing up to stage theatrical performances based on the likes of historic legends and comedy skits for the delectation of audiences. The puppeteers will be on hand to greet visitors and demonstrate their skills.
The six-day Harmony World Puppet Festival finishes on Saturday 26 February. It is actually the delayed 2016 edition. The festival was originally due to take place last November, but was rescheduled following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The venue for the festival is Prommitr Film Studios. The film studio is about 20kms from Kanchanaburi Bus Station. Fares for the regular shuttle buses between the bus station and the film studio are THB50 each way. Buses operate between 09:00 and 20:00.
People travelling to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok or other locations in central Thailand will find 12GO ASIA’s ticket services are perfect. We offer reservations for reputable passenger van operators on the Bangkok route.
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