The “Vijit Chao Phraya” lighting spectacle opens in Bangkok with great fanfare

From November 12-27, 2022, you can enjoy nighttime illuminations, light shows and projected map displays at six prominent locations along the Chao Phraya River.

BANGKOK – The very first’Vijit Chao Phraya‘ Lighting spectacle organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with partners from the public and private sectors, officially opened last night and runs through Sunday 27th November at six landmarks along the Chao Phraya River with enchanting nighttime illuminations, light shows and projection-mapping displays.

Held at Rama VIII Bridge, Wichai Prasit Fort, Wat Kalayanamit, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge), River City Bangkok and ICONSIAM, the event aims to emphasize the exciting ambiance and colorful atmosphere of the famous waterway and business opportunities to create dinner cruises, boat tours, hotels and riverside restaurants in the Thai capital.

Tourists have a choice of enchanting nighttime illuminations, light shows, projection maps and cultural performances at these venues or across the river from any venue, as well as cruising along the river itself.

TAT organized 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 IKONSIAM. The opening of ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ was attended by HE Mr. Philat RatchakitprakarnMinister for Tourism and Sport, and Mr. Yuthasak SupasornTAT Governor, as well as officials and personalities of TAT and partners from the public and private sectors.

The “Vijit Chao Phraya” lighting spectacle opens in Bangkok with great fanfare
Mr Phphat said: “This is the most extravagant lighting event of its kind along the Chao Phraya River and not to be missed as it promises to surprise and delight. With this initiative, we welcome high-season tourists back to Bangkok and a Thailand now fully reopened to international tourism, as well as APEC leaders and delegates attending APEC Economic Leaders’ Week November 14-19, 2022 or AELW participate.”

Here are activities and show schedules at each of the six locations:

Rama VIII Bridge
Colorful light decorations on the bridge and light shows at 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm and 9.30pm.

Fort Wichai Prasit
At 7.15pm, 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm and 9.45pm, projection maps will be shown on the facade of the fort along with special lighting effects, telling the story of the past and present of the Chao Phraya River.

Wat Kalayanamit
Nang Yai shadow plays and contemporary cultural performances with special techniques telling the story of the time-honored traditions of the Chao Phraya River at 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm.

Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge)
Illumination light and sound show designed to evoke a sense of pleasant and meaningful travel experiences at 19:15, 19:45, 20:15, e.g. B. by trains, planes, cruises and boats, and local Thai ways of life in different regions and their cuisine and native musical instruments, 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

River city of Bangkok
Projected map displays on the facade tell the story of the Chao Phraya River and invite tourists to experience Thailand’s soft-power basics of food, film, fashion, flight and festival at 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00. and 9.30 p.m.

Light decorations utilizing clean solar energy, representing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and “The Iconic Multimedia Water Feature – Southeast Asia’s longest water dance show – at 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

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