Harry Potter hits Bangkok shopping mall
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Muggles stay away
Answering your Potter prayers, this holiday season brings to you an exclusive chance to wander around Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, while scourging for the perfect wand at Ollivanders, at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall.
Thailand has changed the rules of shopping by introducing the ‘Harry Potter: Christmas in The Wizarding World’ theme at Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok. This theme is based on J K Rowling’s popular franchise Harry Potter, a series of fantasy novels that later got adapted into films by Warner Bros. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Donning the look of the fantasy wizarding world will be take place from December 17, 2017, to March 2, 2018. Revellers can take a stroll through the exhibition specially created to make fans remember the setting and atmosphere of a wintry Hogsmeade village. The unique shopping experience will feature a specially curated selection of Wizarding World-inspired merchandise like Hogwarts school robes, chocolate frogs, velvet owl, wands that will be on display and available for purchase. One can even wander through the series’ most popular venues like Ollivanders Wand Shop, Honeydukes, Madam Puddifoot’s Shop and Dervish & Banges.
You can wander around Hogsmeade & Diagon Alley, right here at Siam Paragon, a shopping mall for muggles. Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s book series, the “Harry Potter: Christmas in the Wizarding World” exhibition will be hosted in Bangkok from Dec. 17 to March 2. #AmazingThailand pic.twitter.com/TR9tBgJpOV
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The Ollivanders Wand Shop will have more than a hundred wands with special effects on display. Other highlights include a photo station featuring a selection of background options from the ‘Harry Potter’ films where guests can purchase a keepsake of their ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World’ experience. Also, there will be a Quidditch mini field, where fans can play the interactive Quaffle Toss game.
A one-time retail experience, Thailand tourism believes that this will attract fans and visitors of all ages, who have always wanted to be a part of the Harry Potter wizarding world.
Celebrating 1.2 million Indian tourists from January-September this year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is giving a chance to Indian tourists visiting Bangkok from December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, to get a free one-day BTS Skytrain pass. Skytrain is the best way to roam around Bangkok shopping areas and major attractions when time in hand is limited.
Incidentally, Air India launched a direct flight from Chandigarh to Bangkok, thrice a week, this Monday.