Thailand Cultural Centre

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Thailand Cultural Centre (Thai ศูนย์วัฒนธรรมแห่งประเทศไทย) is a performing-arts venue in Bangkok, Thailand.

History[edit]

Built with a grant from Japan, the Thailand Cultural Centre opened on October 9, 1987 as part of celebrations for King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. [1]

Facilities[edit]

The venue consists of two auditoriums and one outdoor stage and is used for various live performances all year round. The Main Hall is a 2,000-seat auditorium, and is used for stage presentations, concerts and conferences. The Small Hall is a 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium, which is integrated with a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The Social Education and Exhibition Building accommodates a cultural library and the Thai Life Permanent Exhibition. There is also the Japanese Pavilion and the Thai Pavilion.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

The venue is located on Ratchadaphisek Road, close to the junction with Tiam Ruammitr Road, in Huai Khwang district.[citation needed]

Metro station[edit]

The Bangkok Metro has a station called Thailand Cultural Centre. The name is misleading, because the actual venue is a 10-minute walk away rather than directly adjacent. Out of the station, turn right and again at the next major intersection. There are two roads to cross, one by footbridge the other by pedestrian crossing. Signing at the station is not good, but is at the first intersection.[citation needed]

The station has been designed to be an interchange providing future connection with the Orange Line. The Orange Line is planned to run from Bang Kapi to Bang Bamru and cut perpendicularly with the Blue Line at Thailand Cultural Centre station.[citation needed]

A multi-storey "park and ride" facility is available at the station.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thailand Cultural Centre website (in Thai)". Culture.go.th. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°46′0″N 100°34′26″E / 13.76667°N 100.57389°E / 13.76667; 100.57389