ICONSIAM joins hands with TAT to create a splendid Loi Krathong Celebration Festival on the Chao Phraya river from 20 – 25 November
ICONSIAM, an iconic new national landmark in Thailand and a symbol of national pride for the country in collaboration with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) cordially invite both local and international travelers to celebrate one of the kingdom’s most impressive and popular annual events organized on the Chao Phraya river in “the Delightful Colors of the River, Loi Krathong Festival 2015”. On this charming festival, there will be a spectacular display of illuminated boat processions with a length of more than 250 meters being lit up and launched into the Chao Phraya river where the main highlight will be ICONSIAM’s illuminated vessel under the theme of “Mahajanaka’s boat, the symbol of remarkable perseverance”, from “The Story of Mahajanaka” written by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In addition, you will be amazed by many other memorable activities dedicated to Loi Krathong festival on the Chao Phraya river and at Nakrapirom Park from 20 – 25 November.
Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, Executive of ICONSIAM, said, “With a strong determination to create a new sensational mega-development of Thailand on the bank of the Chao Phraya river, the River of Kings on which has carried Thailand’s greatest legends and most resplendent civilizations, to become the most compelling and must-see destination of Thailand drawing visitors from around the world and from around Thailand. We then proudly support one of the most prestige cultural heritages and traditions of Thailand by joining hands with Tourism Authority of Thailand in organizing “the Delightful Colors of the River, Loi Krathong Festival 2015” to revitalise Bangkok’s world-renown Chao Phraya river and let it illuminate for the world to admire. We aim at bringing happiness, impression and confidence for those who join the event and also to the world through the country’s most spectacular and unique time-honored culture and tradition portrayed along the glorious Chao Phraya river.”
Highlights of the event will be divided into 2 periods, the 1st period starting from 20 – 22 November between 6.30 – 10.30 pm at ICONSIAM pier on the bank of the Chao Phraya river, ICONSIAM’s illuminated vessel being decorated with beautiful arrays of splendid lights under the theme of “Mahajanaka’s boat, the symbol of remarkable perseverance” will be on display for those who commute via waterway to enjoy at the first time. “Mahajanaka’s boat, the symbol of remarkable perseverance” is contained in “The Story of Mahajanaka” written by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Dhamma in this royal book is an encouragement for everyone to face problems with courage and perseverance in all circumstances like His Majesty the King said on the preface of this royal book “May you be blessed with pure perseverance, sharp wisdom, and complete physical health.” National artist Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat gives the great honor to ICONSIAM by providing his masterpiece of the gracious illustrations drawn for the royal book Mahajanaka to decorate on this illuminated vessel with a length of more than 30 meters. The ICONSIAM’s illuminated vessel will be elaborately adorned with beautiful arrays of magnificent lights and sounds together with decorative effect of brilliant fountains for the whole vessel to make it the most magnificent.
The 2nd period starting from 23 – 25 November between 5.00 – 9.00 pm at Nakrapirom Park in Bangkok, under the moonlight on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month visitors will be brought back into the charming old Thai atmosphere where they will take part in a lot of interesting and fun-filled cultural activities while the Chao Phraya river will be shined with colorful krathong floating on the rippling waters. Throughout three nights, there will be an illuminated boat procession to light up the River of Kings with 6 illuminated vessels and additional impressive ICONSIAM’s illuminated vessel with a length of more than 250 meters, set to run from Bangkok Bridge to Rama VIII Bridge. Moreover, visitors will experience Loi Krathong ceremony in ancient Thai style by releasing beautifully decorated krathong down the Chao Phraya river to express gratitude to the river goddess. Meanwhile, there will be several cultural activities related to Loi Krathong festival. In addition, on the night of 25 November at 6.00 pm onwards, the extravaganza colorful fireworks display and the krathong floating ceremony of Rattanakosin period scheduled to take place to make it a memorable night.
Those who are interested in joining “the Delightful Colors of the River, Loi Krathong Festival 2015” will be able to appreciate the beauty of ICONSIAM’s illuminated vessel at ICONSIAM pier on the bank of the Chao Phraya river and also along the Chao Phraya river while participating in Loi Krathong celebration festival organized at Nakrapirom Park in Bangkok between 20 – 25 November. For more information, please call Public Relations Department of ICONSIAM at 02-658-1000 ext. 8202, 8230.