Bangkok’s governor Chadchart Sittipunt is resurrecting the Music in the Garden program in which music is played at different open air venues around the city. This Sunday, the music will be coming from the Teochew Association's Wat Don Cemetery.
Considered to be one of the capital's spookiest areas, tales abound of ghosts and spirits and cabs have been known to refuse fares
to and around Wat Don Graveyard. Originally opened in 1900 by the Teochew Association of Thailand, this is the final resting place for thousands of Chinese immigrants. Part of the graveyard was turned into a public park in 1996.
“There will be thousands and tens of thousands of people lying underground who will be listening to us,” Chadchart said earlier this month.
Starting at 4pm, the Music in the Garden campaign has been a tradition for more than 30 years and has resurfaced after Covid in the hopes of making the city more livable. The free performances will take place this year every weekend at 40 Bangkok parks.
Covid precautions will be taken during the outdoor concerts, and a film festival is set for next month.
Teochew Cemetery, 1 Soi Charoen Rat 3, Thung Wat Don. Free entry, 4pm.