Originally it was supposed to be a one-off event. But when the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand opened the garden of her residence to the public for the first time in 2019, the interest was unexpectedly high and a tradition was born.
People came to Pod Hradbami Street in Prague 6 to taste Thai specialties prepared by the ambassador’s personal chef, sip Thai Singha beer and listen to Thai music. Or indulge in a traditional massage, buy souvenirs and learn about travelling in Thailand.
This year, the event will be held under the auspices of H.E. Phasporn Sangasubana, in cooperation with the Thai Business Centre in Prague and the Prague office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand on Saturday, July 15 from 2pm to 6pm.
The programme remains similar to the previous editions: entry is free and the garden of the residence can only be accessed from Milady Horákové Street near the Prašný Most public transport stop.
Due to the enormous interest in previous years, the organizers point out that the number of participants is limited and will be held in the spirit of the motto: “First come, first served.”
Just visiting the garden of the residence (near which also stands the house where President Václav Havel lived) is a great experience. It is dominated by a large fountain surrounded by mature trees, many of the decorations in the garden were imported from Thailand.
The villa in the diplomatic quarter was bought by the Kingdom of Thailand in the mid-1990s.
It was built in 1929 by the Prague architect and builder Jaroslav Benedikt, whose work includes many important buildings, such as the Savoy Hotel in Hradčany or the Imperial Hotel in Na Poříčí Street.
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