Thai Mythology

The colorful Gods of Thailand

KHON

Thai legendary event

Also known as โขน

An elaborate re-enactment of the Indian Ramayana epic

As interpreted and re-scripted by the Thais as their very own Ramakien, this can range from a shadow play puppet show to a full-scale all-singing, all-dancing lavish spectacular with the performers characterized by dazzling costumes and incredible handmade papier-mâché masks for a cast of about 300. Everything goes into the performance: Music, Dancing, High Drama, Low Drama, Soap Opera and Pantomime.

The Khon can last for up to seven hundred hours, so it is usually performed in sections or favorite episodes as the audience knows it all by heart anyway. Rather like being at a major ballgame and seeing your favorite team win their best-ever victory over and over again.

Khon Facts and Figures

Name: Khon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: โขน

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary event
Area or people: Thailand
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

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Article last revised on May 05, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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