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Blast from the past at Future Park
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: April 11, 2013 at 8:16 am
A vintage-style ancient market is among the highlights of the ‘Future Park Songkran Fun Fever’ festival, which runs from tomorrow to Tuesday.
Future Park will take fun lovers down memory lane to explore the warm atmosphere of the Songkran festival of the good old days.
Running from tomorrow until Tuesday, the "Future Park Songkran Fun Fever" festival will invite visitors to start the day of fun in a blessing way by pouring water onto the Buddha images, which are borrowed from nine famous temples in Bangkok.
They include Maitreya Buddha from Wat Indharaviharn, the Reclining Buddha from Wat Bodhi, Phra Paireepinart from Wat Bowonniwet and Phra Buddha Chinnarat from Wat Benchamabophit. This is also a chance to pay respect to the sacred hair relic of the Buddha, which is on loan from Sri Lanka.
The festival will feature many ancient art and cultural performances, as well as children's folk plays.
The shopping centre will also transform its Alive Park Hall into a vintage-style ancient market where shoppers can enjoy Thai music while browsing through a variety of craft products, pottery, as well as traditional foods and desserts. Even though there won't be any water splashing going on at the venue, visitors can enjoy many fun rides and games, and there will be water balloons, a water slider, a ball house, and electric bumper cars.
Future Park is on Phahon Yothin Road and opens 10am to 9pm. Call 02-958-0011.