Thailand: Around the World Embassy Tour 2023
Thai Food and Massage Rank Most Popular at Open House
On Saturday, 6 May 2023, the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Cultural Tourism, DC, organized the Thai Embassy Open House at the premises of the Embassy, as part of the “Around the World Embassy Tour” Passport DC Program. Over 3,000 visitors participating in the event enjoyed learning more about and experiencing Thailand and Thai culture.
Activities promoting Thai culture at the event included Thai performing arts (traditional dance and music), Muay Thai (Thai kick-boxing), Thai massage, Thai textiles fashion show, Thai food, Thai desserts, Thai drinks, Thai products, Thai non-profit organizations, a digital photo booth with scenic Thai landscapes, and a 190th Anniversary of Thailand-U.S. Diplomatic Relations Exhibition (1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce, historic documents illustrating contacts between the two countries, the story of the Siam Twins, Royal visits, sister city partnerships, and records about various buildings). Team Thailand offices in Washington, D.C. joined in full force to organize and participate in the event alongside visitors, friends and colleagues.
According to a survey conducted by the Office of Higher Education, Science Research, and Innovation of the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC, out of the 430 visitors who participated, 90% visited the Thai Embassy Open House for the first time. An approximate 61% have not yet visited Thailand and 39% plan to visit Thailand within this year or the next, with Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi being the 4 most popular destinations. Visitors were also asked what they associated with Thailand and the answers included: food, culture, beaches, temples, massage, and Muay Thai, respectively.
Immerse yourself in Thai culture and treat your taste buds at the Royal Thai Embassy’s Open House on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, your visit to the Royal Thai Embassy will take you through a truly unique cultural experience, from a twist of Thai classical dance, traditional music from traditional Thai musical instruments, to Thai Boxing (Muay Thai), displayed Thai products that are locally available, as well as authentic Thai cuisine cooking demonstration. Participants also had a chance to sample. Drop by to have a good time at the Royal Thai Embassy!!
Go to http://passportdc.stqry.app to see a full map of participating embassies and our location. For more information, please visit our website www.thaiembdc.org/openhouse2023
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Thai Open House Program 2023
- Classical Thai Dance & Music
- Thai Kick-Boxing (Muay Thai)
- Thai Food Cooking & Dessert Demo
- Thai Fruit Cocktail Mixing Demo
- Traditional Thai Massage
- Contemporary Thai Music
- Trivia Quizzes
- Tourist Information
Thai Classical Dance and Music
Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)
Traditional Thai Massage
Thai agricultural products
Presentation the Thai health and Delicious Thai Rice. RD 43 rice and Riceberry rice were showcased and served to all the guests. RD 43 rice contains medium to low glycemic index (GI) value which helps control blood sugar level. Riceberry rice is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and natural fiber. The specialty rice drew a lot of attentions from the attendees for their unique tastes and health benefits. Presented by Office of Agricultural Affairs.
Thai Hommali Rice
Thai Hom Mali rice is recognized as the country’s premium-grade rice and most precious grain. Hom Mali rice is very popular among international consumers and it is also in great demand overseas. Since Thai exporters have complained about the infringements on the Hom Mali trademark. Thai Hom Mali Rice on winner of 2020 World’s Best Rice Award, which is the 6-time to be awarded (other years:2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020) by The Rice Trader on World Rice Conference 2020. The excellent quality of Thai rice has been presented to international market, and will accelerate the exportation of Thai rice, benefitting the Thai rice farmers. Presented by Office of Commercial Affairs.
Tourism Authority of Thailand in New York
Thai Arts and Handicrafts
Thai Art Exhibition from Thai Student in Thailand, organized by Cancer Fighter, Inc. Cancer Fighters Art, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization incorporated in Lafayette, Louisiana to rise funds to benefit cancer treatment and prevention. On display and available for purchase: Art works by Thai youth and traditional Thai handicraft. Proceeds go to charities Cancer Fighters Art, Inc. and Smiles on Wings Foundation, respectively.
Our Program from May 7, 2022
Around the World Embassy Tour : Thai Open House 2022
Our Program from May 5, 2018