Ongoing events in Bangkok
Only a few, and not Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang’s entire terracotta army, traveled to Bangkok, but even these four earthenware statues are enough to draw in history buffs and the archeology-obsessed to this exhibit, which also includes almost a hundred ancient artifacts from China. In Thailand for the first time at Bangkok National Museum’s Siwamokkhaphiman Throne Hall, Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China and Terracotta Warriors features the life-sized soldiers from Qin Shi Huang’s unearthed mausoleum in Xi’an, China, as well as ancient weapons, a bronze chariot, armor, pottery, jade and gold amulets, and inscriptions. Altogether, these give an insight into the life and work of Qin Shi Huang, who was named the first emperor of a unified China more than two thousand years ago. It also sheds light on his obsession with immortality, and how his rule has had a lasting influence on Chinese culture. According to Chinese historian Sima Qian, the construction of the massive mausoleum started soon after Qin Shi Huang ascended the throne in 246 BC. The project, which spanned decades, required a workforce of about 700,000 men to build a massive underground necropolis similar to Xianyang, the capital of the Qin Dynasty. In 1974, archeologists discovered an army of around 7,000 terracotta warriors, each one bearing different facial, hair, and clothing details at the site of the ancient resting place. These rows of statues served as guardians of what’s believed to be the much la
This annual celebration of art, music, and sustainable lifestyle is making a comeback in December, with more live performances, more art installations, and more mind-blowing acts. The four-day festival also boasts numerous workshops and booths by some of Bangkok’s most popular eateries. Musical acts include Acid Pauli, Alejandro Castelli, Daddy G (Massive Attack), and many more.
Hosted by Sansiri PLC, the market gathers over 170 vendors selling everything from clothes to holiday gifts to delicious bites. Live entertainment from several renowned artists, including Phum Viphurit, Ink Warunthorn, and Noi of Pru band, help liven up the mood. Nosh on ice cream from Gus Damn Good or scrumptious bites from Pizza Massillia as you shop the day and night away.
The classic Thai play, Four Reigns, starring the one and only Sinjai Plengpanich, at Lhong 1919.
This year's the government-backed Amazing Thailand Countdown takes place at new riverside mall ICONSIAM. Don't miss to witness larger-than-life eco-friendly fireworks made of Thai rice with Japanese technology.
If you’re looking to party in the heart of downtown Bangkok, the Westin Pool Party at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit should be your destination. This poolside event features great views, good vibes, and hot beats.
The first solo show of the artist, Layers of Tranquility features paintings by young artist Mi Qiaoming, who juxtaposes Western oil painting and Chinese ink painting, making it her personal style. The show is on from now until Dec 14.
Siam Paragon, on behalf of OneSiam, is set to throw a grand party at Parc Paragon filled with exciting activities to uplift your holiday spirit to a new high. There will be live performances from J Jetrin, The Toys, and Palmy before the countdown event.
Techno and house fiends can pull up to DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit for Blast Pool series #0057. Spinners include Nukier, Zidov Akuma, and Nastanet. Come before 3 pm to enjoy free-flowing sangria.
Coca Cola, Nylon Thailand and Eastern Poly Pack are throwing the second edition of Siam Music Festival, a ground-breaking musical event that celebrates pop music and youth culture in the the heart of Siam Square. Get pumped up by live perfornances from more than 80 artists, such as Paradox,Tattoo Colour, Mean and Slot Machine on six different stages. Fuel up at the food market where you can savor scrumptious bites. Free-flow coke is served throughout the event.