BANGKOK — To celebrate Thai Heritage Preservation Day, residents and tourists alike can explore all national museums and historical parks without paying admission fees on Sunday.

Free park entry will set off a week of events including a “The Story of Mahajanaka,” a traditional performance based on a literary work by the late King Bhumibol adapted from “Ten Lives of The Buddha.” It shows with other traditional shows daily at 5pm at the National Theatre starting Tuesday through April 8.

Events will also be held in Sdok Kok Thom in Sa Kaeo province, Wiang Kum Kam in Chiang Mai province, Muang Fa Daet Song Yang in Kalasin province and Wat Khao Khu Ha in Songkhla province.

Sunday was chosen in 1985 as Thai Heritage Preservation Day to coincide with the birthday of Princess Sirindhorn, who is credited with preserving national heritage.

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