|Opening Ceremony||06 Dec 1998|
|Closing Ceremony||20 Dec 1998|
The 13th Asian Games were held from December 6, 1998 to December 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the first time that Thailand bid for the event after it shouldered the two postponed hosting rights in 1970 and 1978.
Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej Torch Lighter Somluck Kamsing Stadium Rajamangala Stadium.