The United States Reaffirms Commitment to Preserving Cultural Heritage at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya — U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre joined Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Thai Ministry of Culture Dr. Yupha Taweewattanakitborvon, Governor of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Panu Yaemsri, and the Ministry of Culture’s Department of Fine Arts Deputy Director-General Aroonsak Kingmanee, for the inauguration of a new phase of the restoration of …

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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 program

Honoring our past and celebrating our future! The United States is proud to provide a $150,000 grant to Chiang Mai University for the “Conservation of Traditional Lanna Architecture in Chiang Mai” through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (#AFCP) 2019 program. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Michael Heath and U.S. Consul General Chiang Mai Sean O’Neill were …

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Participatory Community Mural Project: Unity and Harmony in Satun

The U.S. Embassy Bangkok, in partnership with TK Park Satun เทศบาลเมืองสตูล and the Satun Municipality Office, proudly present the “Participatory Community Mural Project: Unity and Harmony in Satun”. Under the guidance of American-born mural artist Xaivier Ringer, local students expressed pride and happiness in living in their communities, with splashes of refreshing creativity. The U.S. Embassy Bangkok is delighted …

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Curator Talks with Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Curator of Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture

U.S. Embassy Bangkok in partnership with Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles #QSMT present a series of African American culture programs by our American Cultural Ambassador Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Curator of Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture #NMAAHC during the week of February 25-March 1 in Bangkok.  Dr. Joanne Hyppolite will share her experience …

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Google Thailand’s “Digital Literacy for Education Equality” at American Corners

Bangkok – September 19, 2018: Google Thailand has partnered with the U.S. Mission in Thailand to offer digital literacy training to university teachers and students as well as schools in the vicinity at the American Corners at Chiang Mai University, Mahasarakham University, Yala Rajabhat University, and Prince of Songkla University (Pattani Campus) under the theme …

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AFS Youth Exchange Study Pre-Departure Language & Culture Course 2018

“While in the United States, you will not only be students in America’s high schools, but ambassadors of Thai culture and values. When you return home to Thailand, you will be leaders, alumni of the U.S. Embassy, and a great and good friends of the U.S. forevermore.” Ambassador Glyn T. Davies shared these inspiring words …

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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Ceremony at King Rama IV Museum, Wat Rajathiwas Rajaworavihara

Ambassador Glyn Davies presides over an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) ceremony at King Rama IV Museum, Wat Rajathiwas Rajaworavihara in Bangkok. Under the grant they receive from AFCP, the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at Silpakorn University will perform conservation for 19th-Century objects in the Royal Collection of the museum. “The special friendship between …

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2018 New Year Gift Ideas from Thai and American Embassy and Consulate Staff

U.S. Embassy Bangkok today launches a video to wish Thai people a happy New Year. The video features U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond, along with Thai and American staff exchanging gifts. They answer the question, “What gift would you give to your Thai or American friend that helps explain your …

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Directors of “Salam Neighbor” held talks in Thailand as part of the American Film Showcase

As a component of the partnership between the U.S. Department of State and The American Film Showcase, U.S Embassy Bangkok was honored to host the visit of documentary filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple, September 11-15.  The filmmakers, together with the Embassy and Chiang Mai Consulate teams travelled to eleven events throughout Bangkok, Chiang Mai, …

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New Orleans Jazz All Stars Concert

In remembrance of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s beloved “Jazz King,” the U.S. Embassy in association with the Kitarat Foundation brought the New Orleans Jazz All Stars to perform concerts in Bangkok on July 15-16, 2017. They were the last jazz band to perform for the late King. This performances were part of a …

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The Chief of Mission Residence: A Brief History

To appreciate the United States Ambassador’s home in Bangkok, with its graceful architecture and lush grounds, one needs to understand the people and events that transformed a rice field distant from the old city to the welcoming home of today. —Written by Paul C. Jorgensen, J.D. The Undeveloped East of Bangkok By the late 1800s, …

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“Crossing the Dateline” Exhibition

A new exhibit, “Crossing the Dateline” opened at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) on Thursday, March 23. The exhibit features nine contemporary artists who met while studying at the University of California Davis. The lead American artist is Carol Hopper, a sculptor whose work has been featured in the Guggenheim Museum and the …

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The Chick Corea Elektric Band LIVE IN BANGKOK

In collaboration with Bangkok Christian College, the U.S. Embassy presented “The Chick Corea Elektric Band LIVE IN BANGKOK” at K-Bank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre on Saturday, March 11. Ambassador and Mrs. Davies also attended the sold-out concert highlighting Chick’s ongoing 75th Birthday celebration. This program is one of the major cultural programs by the U.S. Embassy …

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Happy New Year from U.S. Mission Thailand

U.S. Embassy Releases Phon Pi Mai Video To Wish Thais a Happy New Year U.S. Embassy Bangkok today launches a video to wish Thai people joy and happiness in the upcoming New Year. The 90-second video features U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond, along with Thai and American staff, performing …

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My Musical America | Broadway Hopping in New York City

This month we’re talking with Bangkok University graduate student and Broadway musical superfan Phongsiya Pradityont. In July 2014, she and a friend spent a week in New York City seeing seven Broadway shows in a row. She chronicled her American theater experience on Instagram under the hashtag #7DaysonBway. So what made you decide to go …

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My Digital America | Exploring World’s Tech Capital

Welcome to the first installment of our “My … America” web special. For our inaugural post, we’re talking with Khun Worawisut Pinyoyang of Shift Ventures who, last year, spent approximately 5 months in the U.S. touring the country’s tech capital Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California, which is home to world’s tech giants such as Apple, Google, …

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