‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ Lighting Extravaganza opens in Bangkok to Great Fanfare @ 12-27 November 2022
in Tourist Attraction on 15/11/2022
‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting extravaganza opens in Bangkok to great fanfare
Night-time illumination, light shows, and projecting mapping displays can be enjoyed at six prominent riverside locations along the Chao Phraya River, from 12-27 November 2022.
The first ever ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting extravaganza, organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with public and private sector partners, officially opened Saturday, 12 November and will run until Sunday, 27 November, at six landmarks along the Chao Phraya River with enchanting night-time illumination, light shows, and projection mapping displays.
Taking place at Rama VIII Bridge, Wichai Prasit Fort, Wat Kalayanamit, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge), River City Bangkok, and ICONSIAM, the event aims to accentuate the exciting ambiance and colourful vibe of the famous waterway and create business opportunities for dinner cruises, boat tours, hotels, and riverside restaurants in the Thai capital.
Tourists can choose to enjoy enchanting night-time illumination, light shows, projection mapping displays, and cultural performances at these locations, or across from each venue on the opposite side of the river, as well as from a cruise along the river itself.
TAT has organised the Vijit Chao Phraya event in cooperation with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Royal Thai Navy, The Phra Racha Wang Derm Restoration Foundation, Department of Rural Roads, Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan, River City Bangkok and ICONSIAM. The opening of ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ was attended by H.E. Mr. Phipat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, and Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, as well as officials and figures from the TAT and public and private sector partners.
Mr. Phiphat said, “This is the most extravagant light-up event of its kind along the Chao Phraya River, and it is certainly not to be missed as it promises to amaze and delight. With this initiative, we are welcoming high season tourists back to Bangkok and a Thailand that is now fully reopened to international tourism, and also APEC leaders and delegates attending the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week or AELW during 14-19 November 2022.”
Here are activities and show schedules at each of the six locations:
- Rama VIII Bridge
Colourful lighting decorations on the bridge & daily light shows with words in laser writing to welcome APEC Economic Leaders and tourists at 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, and 21.30 Hrs.
- Wichai Prasit Fort
Projection mapping show on the Fort’s wall along with special effects telling the story of the past and present of the Chao Phraya River at 19.15, 19.45, 20.15, 20.45, 21.15, and 21.45 Hrs. This will also run during the special public holiday for the APEC Summit on 17-19 November and the weekend of 26-27 November.
- Wat Kalayanamit
Nang Yai shadow plays and contemporary cultural performances with special techniques telling the story of the time-honoured traditions of the Chao Phraya River at 19.30, 20.30, and 21.30 Hrs. This will also run during the special public holiday for the APEC Summit on 17-19 November and the weekend of 26-27 November.
- Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge)
Illumination light and sound show designed to invoke a sense of enjoyable and meaningful travel experiences, such as through trains, planes, cruises and boats, and local Thai ways of life in different regions and their cooking and indigenous music instruments at 19.15, 19.45, 20.15, 20.45, 21.15, and 21.45 Hrs. There will also be a special effects show on 12 November.
- River City Bangkok
Projection mapping on the building wall telling the story of the Chao Phraya River and inviting tourists to experience Thailand’s soft-power foundations of food, film, fashion, flight, and festival at 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00. and 21.30 Hrs.
Light decorations, which use clean solar power energy representing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and The Iconic Multimedia Water Feature – Southeast Asia’s longest water dance show – at 18.15, 19.15, 20.15, and 21.15 Hrs.
For more information, contact TAT Call Centre at 1672
Text and Photo Credit by Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom