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The cabinet has recently approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal to produce the English version of the Tripitaka

The cabinet has recently approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal to produce the English version of the Tripitaka (Tipitaka English Version), in order to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Rama X, and His Majesty the King’s assumption of the title “Supporter of Buddhism”. The English text will be translated from the Thai version of the Tripitaka, the holy text of Theravada Buddhism, and is anticipated to be released in 2021-2022.

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The English version of the Tripitaka (Tipitaka English Version)

The cabinet has recently approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal to produce the English version of the Tripitaka (Tipitaka English Version), in order to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Rama X, and His Majesty the King’s assumption of the title “Supporter of Buddhism”. The English text will be translated from the Thai version of the Tripitaka, the holy text of Theravada Buddhism, and is anticipated to be released in 2021-2022.

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Walailak University will be hosting its 3rd Cultural Camp from June 24 to July 1 2019

 Walailak University will be hosting its 3rd Cultural Camp from June 24 to July 1 2019. Students from 491 universities across 58 countries have already expressed interest in applying for the program. A list of 200 students will selected for the eight-day cultural experience. Attendees will be tasked to organize a cultural show to showcase their countries’ culture and participate in cultural activities such as Muay Thai training, Thai dancing, and historical tours.

 

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Mr. John A.E. Amaratunga is visiting Thailand to invite 50 Thai monks to travel to Sri Lanka in June 2019

The Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs of Sri Lanka,  Mr. John A.E. Amaratunga is visiting Thailand to invite 50 Thai monks to travel to Sri Lanka in June 2019, as a symbolic gesture to help restore peace and hope in the island country. The move came after a month of turmoil in Sri Lanka which took a negative toll on the country’s tourism sector. On May 30 2019, Mr. Amaratunga visited Wat Maheyong in Ayutthaya Province to pay respects to the temple’s abbot, who accepted the Minister’s invitation to travel to Sri Lanka.

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After two months of renovations, the National Theatre in Bangkok will be back in business on June 1

After two months of renovations, the National Theatre in Bangkok will be back in business on June 1, with special performances to mark the auspicious occasion. On June 1, the theatre is scheduled to present “Classical in Touch I”, a classical music concert in honor of the Royal Coronation Ceremony. The next day, June 2, is scheduled for a khon performance titled “The Loyal Giant (ขุนยักษ์ผู้ภักดี)”.

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Artists from around the world are showcasing their works at the 58th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia

Artists from around the world are showcasing their works at the 58th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biannale), which is being held from May 11 to November 24 2019. This year, the Thai Pavilion is showcasing the works of three artists: Panya Wijinthanasarn, Somsak Chaotadapong, and Krit Ngamson. Each artwork comes together to express the theme of “The Revolving World”, bringing to life the past stories of Thailand and the West.

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The government will hold weeklong cultural and arts performances, from 22 to 28 May

The government will hold weeklong cultural and arts performances, from 22 to 28 May
2019 in Bangkok and other provinces to celebrate the coronation of King Rama X. According to ancient tradition, it is customary for the state to hold entertainment and art and theatrical performances after a king's coronation ceremony. In order to preserve Thai culture, the government has assigned the Ministry of Culture to organize performances to celebrate the coronation of King Rama X throughout the kingdom.

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ICONSIAM and the Ministry of Culture of Thailand invites you to witness the International Cultural Performance in Celebration of the Royal Coronation Ceremony

ICONSIAM and the Ministry of Culture of Thailand invites you to witness the International Cultural Performance in Celebration of the Royal Coronation Ceremony from May 25 – 26 at ICONSIAM. The event will include cultural performances from 11 countries.

 

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Nakhonchai Tour Co is collaborating with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch the “Unseen Bangkok” campaign

Nakhonchai Tour Co, a major inter-provincial bus operator is collaborating with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch the “Unseen Bangkok” campaign, which is aimed at showcasing destinations associated with His Majesty the King's coronation ceremony, as well as other lesser-known temples with significant historical values around Rattanakosin Island and the Cultural Route to show Thai way of life of traditional Bangkok communities and attractions along Chao Phraya river.

 

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His Majesty the King presided over the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Bangkok's Sanam Luang.

On May 9th, His Majesty the King presided over the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Bangkok's Sanam Luang. During this annual ceremony to mark the beginning of the rice-planting season, the sacred oxen were offered grass, rice grain, corn, green beans, sesame seeds, liquor and water. The sacred oxen this year drank water and ate grass and rice, indicating the prediction that rice, food, and fruits - would be abundant and water would be moderately sufficient.

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