‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting show opens in Bangkok with great fanfare

From November 12 to 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 show, organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with public and private sector partners, officially opened last night and will run until Sunday, November 27, at six landmarks along the Chao Phraya River with enchanting nighttime illumination, live entertainment light and map projections.

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

Tourists can choose to enjoy enchanting nighttime illuminations, light shows, map projections, and cultural performances at these locations, or in front of each venue across the river, as well as a cruise along the 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 ICONSIAM. The opening of ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ was followed by SEM. Phipat RatchakitprakarnMinister of Tourism and Sports, and Mr. Yuthasak SupasornGovernor of the TAT, as well as officials and personalities of the TAT and partners from the public and private sectors.

‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting show opens in Bangkok with great fanfare
Mr Phiphat said, “This is the most extravagant light event of its kind along the Chao Phraya River, and it certainly should not be missed as it promises to amaze and delight. With this initiative, we are once again welcoming tourists peak season in Bangkok and a Thailand that is now fully reopened to international tourism, as well as APEC leaders and delegates attending APEC Economic Leaders Week or AELW from November 14-19, 2022.”

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

Rama VIII Bridge
Colorful light decorations on the bridge and light shows at 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Wichai Prasit Fort
Map projections are displayed on the facade of the fort along with special lighting effects telling the story of the past and present of the Chao Phraya River at 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Wat Kalayanamit
Nang Yai shadow play and contemporary cultural performances with special techniques telling the story of the centuries-old traditions of the Chao Phraya River at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge)
Illuminated sound and light show designed to invoke a sense of enjoyable and meaningful travel experiences, such as trains, planes, cruises and boats, and local Thai lifestyles in different regions and their cuisine and instruments of native music at 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Bangkok River City
Projection of map displays on the facade telling the story of the Chao Phraya River and inviting tourists to experience the foundations of Thailand’s soft power in food, film, fashion, flight and festival at 7:00 p.m. , 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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

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