- Celebrate Sunthon Phu Day in Bangkok

May 14, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports people looking for a way to experience some Thai culture during their visit to the country could find that the festivities at the end of June provide the perfect opportunity.

Anyone who is staying in Bangkok hotels should make the journey to the Sunthon Phu Memorial Park just outside the city centre to take part in the celebrations for an influential Thai poet.

On June 26th, the park will play host to a series of events relating to the life and works of Sunthon Phu, a writer who grew up and lived in the country between 1787 and 1855.

Visitors to the festival can look forward to seeing some theatrical performances and puppet shows of his pieces, poetry recitals and various other folk entertainments.

Making the trip to Ban Kram Village - the birthplace of Sunthon Phu's father and home of the memorial park for the poet - could be an ideal daytrip for anyone staying in Sukhumvit hotels.

Although this is the main location for the festivities, the anniversary of the poet's birth is marked around the country.

The poet is best-known for his work entitled Phra Aphai Mani, which was written while he was in prison.

Sunthon Phu also has the distinction of being recognised as an eminent classical poet by world heritage organisation Unesco.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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