Khon – the very exquisite Thai royal performance – is considered the epitome of the country’s utmost performance. Traditional and elaborate in every way, Khon is the special occasion that gathers the country’s highest forms of traditional arts. Whether it is the embroidery, apparel, music, songs, and dances, Khon is Thailand’s national treasure. And every year, the Royal Khon Performance under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit is one most coveted performances of the year. At Si Bua Thong Silapacheep or the SUPPORT Foundation, the heritage of the Thai traditional arts is perpetuated with lines of fine royal craftsmanship strenuously taught and studied.
Gold thread in silk weaving, the meticulous making of Khon masks, and the fine silk brocade. All are part of the continuous workshops here along with home kitchen farming that, as always, anchors the traditional ways of life in Thailand.
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Attractions near Ang Thong
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This temple houses the renown gigantic silver Buddha image that was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the late King Bhumibol’s accession to the throne. A great testament of love and faith to the late and much-beloved King.
Wat Khun Inthapramun
This Sukhothai-period ancient temple is the shrine of a magnificent all-white reclining Buddha. This much revered temple has been visited by the Kings of Siam since 1753.
Wat Sang Kratai
Perhaps the oldest temple in Ang Thong, Wat Kratai is said to have been built during the Ayutthaya period. Now the premises which have been registered as an ancient site is almost entirely covered with a large expanding Bodhi tree.