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Bangkok inaugurates ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ Lighting Extravaganza

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organised the first ever ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting extravaganza in Bangkok, with cooperation from the public and private sector partners. The Light show started on the night of the 12th of November and will last till the 27th of November (Sunday).

These enchanting and extravagant light shows can be viewed from six landmarks along the Chao Phraya River. You can now officially witness these mesmerizing night-time illumination, light shows, and projection mapping displays for 16 consecutive days.

The event will help to highlight the outstanding ambience and colourful vibe of the famous waterway from Rama VIII Bridge, Wichai Prasit Fort, Wat Kalayanamit, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge), River City Bangkok, and ICONSIAM. This occasion will hopefully create business opportunities for local dinner cruises, boat tours, hotels, and riverside restaurants in the Thai capital.

Tourists have the option to enjoy this bewitching night-time light shows and cultural performances from any of the six locations, or from a site nearby, as well as from a cruise along the river itself.

The associations that cooperated with TAT in organising the Vijit Chao Phraya event are the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Department of Rural Roads, Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan, River City Bangkok and ICONSIAM. 

The opening ceremony of the event ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ was attended by H.E. Mr Phipat Ratchakitprakarn, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, and Mr Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, as well as some higher officials and figures from the TAT and partners from both public and private sectors.

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 which 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.”

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Written by Nadia Farha Mubin

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