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Un Ai Rak 2018

Get ready for another edition of the popular “Un Ai Rak Klai Khwam Nao Sainam Haeng Rattanakosin (Love and Warmth at Winter’s End: The River of Rattanakosin)”! It will run from December 9th 2018 til January 19th 2019. Don’t fret if you missed the first event which took place from February 8th til March 11th this year! Luckily, now’s the time to see it yourself while staying at Khaosan Hotel!

Un Ai Rak

What’s happening?

The Un Ai Rak festival is a unique chance to experience a charming retro atmosphere amidst heritage buildings. Visitors can enjoy the unique beauty of Thai culture, art and its many traditions. There will be many different cultural performances available to view. A focus of the special exhibitions and displays will be about important rivers and waterways.  Our tip? Add to the historical flair and arrive in your best Thai garb! Choose from elaborate outfits worn during King Rama V’s reign or outfits using traditional Thai fabrics.

Un Ai Rak

The action takes place at two main locations at the Royal Plaza of Dusit Palace grounds and Sanam Suea Pa. Visitors can marvel at life-size models of the royal barges and traditional housing from early in Thai history. There will also be a reconstruction of Bang Pa-In’s Royal Pavilion. Another highlight? Don’t miss the lush plant and flower displays, along with various creative photo opportunities.

Shopping, Merit-making & more!

Be sure to come to Un Ai Rak hungry! There will be ample food and drink ready in market and floating market style for visitors to taste their way through. Get ready to shop at Royal Family Foundation shops as well. There’s even a chance to shop and make merit! It’s easy – buy “Matcha Pha Chok” tickets to test your luck and win prizes from charity lottery and lucky draws.

Basic info:

  • Bring your identification (ID card or passport)
  • Come dressed in Thai retro outfits, or at least covered shoulders and skirts beyond the knee for women and no shorts for men.
  • We recommend bringing a cloth bag to reduce plastic waste

Need to know about Un Ai Rak:

  • Duration: 9th December – 19th January 2018.
  • Opening times: Sunday – Thursday from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Friday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Getting to Un Ai Rak festival:

There are many options available to make joining Un Ai Rak event as convenient as possible for the public.

Special free buses (5 routes):

  • Starting from Chatuchak Bus Terminal to U Thong intersection
  • From Victory Monument to Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram intersection
  • Starting from Wongwianyai to Wangdaeng intersection
  • From Hua Lamphong train station to the Ministry of Education
  • Starting from Supachalasai to Suan Mitsakawan intersection

Free shuttle buses (2 routes):

  • Starting from Nang Loeng Racecourse to Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram intersection
  • From Sanam Luang to the Ministry of Education


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