Benjasiri Park, Bangkok

IMG_2431_Sharpened_LR
Benjasiri Park, Bangkok (c) Stewart Weir 2014

The Thai National Anthem is played everyday at 8 in the morning and 6 in the evening. By played, I mean broadcast on every local and national TV and Radio channel and from speakers in train stations, subway stations, public parks, civic and government buildings.

While the national anthem is played, every activity stops in public areas like parks and train stations. There’s an alert the national anthem is going to be played, the sound of the bells of a clock striking the hour and then a “countdown”.  At the first notes of the national anthem, all people that are sitting will stand and activity stops.

You stand quietly during the anthem and resume whatever your doing once it is completed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s