The Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival in Kanchanaburi 2016 is going to be held during November 1st – 7th
The spaciousness of the location makes it possible to erect a wide variety of puppet theatres to house puppeteer groups from all over the world including the Sihasasana Throne, Sanpetch Prasat, Yodia Village, Nai Gai Street, the floating market, the drum tower ground, Wat Nok temple ground, and the pier. There will be 38 puppeteer groups from as many as 28 countries around the world, in addition to the local Thai puppeteer groups and 20 youth puppeteer groups from overseas.
Thai puppets, during the festival, Thai puppetry will include marionettes, theatrical puppets, hand puppets, grand shadow plays, and Talung shadow plays by various renowned puppeteers. In addition to this, there will be cultural performances and local or folk performances from different communities in Kanchanaburi Province. Other attractions during the festival that visitors can enjoy are a simulation of a cultural market selling food, drinks, and interesting souvenirs; a replica of the parade of the Ayudhaya army by the 9th Infantry Division, handicraft workshops of kids
and adults who are interested in making different kinds of puppets, and an exhibition of memorable photographs taken during the Thailand
Harmony World Puppet Festival 2014 by the Foto United Club. Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival in Kanchanaburi 2016 is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Ministry of Culture, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the 9th Division Infantry, Siam Paragon Shopping Center, Wizard Production Company Limited, Semathai Marionette Arts for Social Foundation, Foto United Club – Photographers’ Community, Canon Marketing (Thailand) Company Limited, and Child and Youth Media Institute. Admission tickets can be bought in advance at www.mediaatyoung.com and are also available at the entrance to the festival at Surasee Camp, Tambon Ladya, Muang District, Kanchanaburi Province.
For information regarding ticket purchase and advanced reservation of some performances with limited seats available, contact Tel. 061-774-3661 or Line ID: mediaatyoun g.