KIS Seoul Spotlight

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As part of the Thailand - Korea Cultural Exchange Programme, a group of Thai dancers, ages ranging from 8-17 years old, came to visit Seoul Campus! We were pleased to welcome these young girls from the Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat University's Arts and Culture Centre in Bangkok, Thailand to our school. Ms. Koong, the Director at Absolutely Thai, spoke to our students about the cultural dress, various regional dances, language, and traditions in Thailand. Absolutely Thai is a company that specializes in Thai and Southeast Asian traditional performing arts. Before the dancers began, our students from Libya sang their national anthem and two other students shared information about Chinese traditions and holidays. Mixed in-between graceful dances, Ms. Koong taught the audience how to say “hello” and “thank you” in the Thai language. She also mentioned that the original name for Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is the longest name of all capital cities in the world! A Thai girl impressively said the entire name. It was a name none of us could easily repeat, but Charlotte, a first grade student at KIS, tried her best to repeat it! (Look at the end of the article for the full name.) Just after, Ms. YoonHee Kim, our Korean and Library teacher, as well as several of our students were called up to the front to try on Thai pants. These resemble harem pants. Ms. Koong showed us how Thai people have the option of wearing these pants at different lengths. Surprisingly, these pants are a large piece of fabric tied around an individual. As you can see in the photos, the Thai girls were dressed in breathtakingly beautiful garments. The movements in the dances were fluid and precise. We were so happy to experience the Thai dancing culture and look forward to more cultural exchange programs in the near future! Bangkok’s original name: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prast
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