Mr. JEON, Jae Man, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Thailand, Jo Hyun Jae, Korea’s first Vice Cultural Minister and Thai Culture Minister, Sontaya Kunplome presided over the opening ceremony for the first Korean Cultural Center in Thailand.
It is South Korea’s 25th cultural center worldwide and the fourth in Southeast Asia. The three-story building located in the center of Bangkok features a small-sized cultural performance hall showcasing popular Korean music, an exhibition hall and rooms for learning the Korean language and Korean food cooking. A giant bowl has been set up to teach visitors how to cook “Bibambub,” a famous Korean dish.
“We hope the Korean Cultural Center in Bangkok will serve to strengthen ties between the two countries in pop culture and various other fields of culture and arts, while playing a significant role in establishing more amicable and future-oriented ties between South Korea and countries in the region,” the minister said in a statement. South Korean forged diplomatic ties with Thailand in 1958 and will mark its 55 years of diplomatic relation this October. More than 1.5 million Koreans and Thais visit each other’s respective countries each year, according to a government tally.
The center is situated on Sukhumvit road between soi 15 and 17, opposite “Korean town.” It is open from 9.00-17.00 Monday-Friday. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/koreanculturalcenterth