Official Dedication: East-West Center’s Royal Sala Thai


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Special Event

When: Mar 1 2008 (All day)
Where: Adjacent to Imin Center-Jefferson Hall, 1777 East-West Road

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Admission Free

In 1967, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej presented a traditional Thai sala (pavilion) as a gift to the East-West Center.  Due to age and climate conditions, the original sala has been replaced by a beautiful new structure, made of hard woods and elaborately carved. Its proper name, Pratinang Patiharn Tasanai, means Throne of the Miracle Vision.

The sala is a rich cultural symbol of Thailand, commonly used as shelter from rain and heat, for quiet conversation, for study and contemplation.

This structure was designed by National Artist Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri, crafted in Thailand, and reassembled on this site by Thai artisans. On behalf of His Majesty, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will officially dedicate this new sala on March 1, 2008.  The ceremony will include a classic Thai dance, as well as traditional Hawaiian hula.  All are welcome.  Parking is $3, payable at the Parking Kiosk as you enter the campus.

EWC contact: Karen Knudsen, Director of External Affairs, East-West Center.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: East-West Center Information
Phone: 808-944-7111