Wat Rong Khun Light Fest @ Chiang Rai | The Illumination of White Temple | November 22 to December 22, 2019 | Show Time : 18:30 and 20:30
in Features on 26/09/2019
Wat Rong Khun Light Fest
The Illumination of White Temple
Bringing the Temple to Life
November 22 to December 22, 2019
Show Time : 18:30 and 20:30
Everyday Show | 2 Rounds / Day
Index Creative Village and Thailand’s national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, are investing over 100 million baht to put on a world class multimedia show, “Wat Rong Khun Light Fest”, from November 22 to December 22, 2019.
Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple is the creation of Chiang Rai-born Chalermchai. It records about 10,000 visitors per day, or over two million people per year. The “Wat Rong Khun Light Fest” would be the first phenomenon where the temple will be opened to visitors at night.
Chalermchai said: “Imagine… Walking into the temple grounds to breathe in the atmosphere of Wat Rong Khun at night, immersed in the experience of a world-class multimedia show – imagine how charismatic and beautiful the temple will be.
“I want the people of Chiang Rai, those living in the North of Thailand, as well as all Thai people to be proud of this event, which we have created especially for the Thai people and for foreign visitors to experience, and continue to talk of it in times to come until it is the “talk of the world,” he added.
The “Wat Rong Khun Light Fest” takes on the concept of “The Illumination of White Temple”, created from the tips of Chalermchai’s paintbrushes, combining with world class multimedia techniques. These include the use of over 100 lasers, in conjunction with the newest innovation in 3D Mapping, displaying 3D images that are visible with naked eye. A 360-degree view and virtual reality techniques further enrich the viewers’ complete immersive experiences.
There will be six light up spots highlight locations:
– The Sins.
– Ubosot (the main temple hall) – be amazed and thrilled by the horrors of hell, and experience the beauty of the walk across the bridge to the heavens.
– Wishing Well (Astrology) – make a wish and bring illumination into your hearts.
– The Bell Tower (Enlightening) – the Bodhi Tree of Enlightenment that tells the story of the Lord Buddha.
– Crematory (Circle of Life) – come face to face with the diseases of life’s truths birth, aging, disease and death.
– Ganesha Tower – the final unmissable highlight show and extraordinary mapping experience, with astonishing paintings mapped onto curtains of water, alongside the amazing light and sound experience.
Mr. Kriengkrai Kanjanapokin, founder and group chief executive of Index Creative Village, said: “All the components of the show – the laser production, the multimedia, mapping, water curtain, light and sound – result in an investment of over 100 million Baht. We are certain that this project will truly make the event world-famous and unforgettable for the visitors.”
The “Wat Rong Khun Light Fest” show will open on November 22 and run until December 22, 2019, with two performances daily at 18:30 and 20:30. Each performance lasts 60 minutes. Cameras are allowed throughout the show. Tickets are priced: 1,150 VIP seat (show + buffet dinner) / 1,000 VIP seat (show only) / 550 normal seat (show + buffet dinner) / 400 normal seat (show only).
For reservations, please call +66 (0) 83 989 6926, +66 (0) 83 989 6831, or visit www.watrongkhunlightfest.com. For group booking, send email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Text and Photo Credit by Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom