Published on : Thursday, January 31, 2019
Thailand’s first, and Southeast Asia’s longest, water, light and sound feature recently opened on the banks of the Chao Phraya River with a wonderful display of dozens of waterjet fountains choreographed to dance with accompaniment of classical music.
The water feature runs along the 400-metre river frontage of ICONSIAM — the US$1.65 billion, 750,000-square meter unique development that opened in November 2018, becoming one of Asia’s most splendid destinations with its combination of a dramatic riverside location with art, culture, lifestyle pursuits, dining options, super-luxury residences and shopping.
“The opening of ICONSIAM last year, and the inauguration of this latest water display attraction, has provided an important boost to the appeal of the river and Bangkok. This and other world-class attractions help to draw interest in Bangkok from around the world, helping travel agents promote the city and the river as the next great global destination,” said Ms. Somradee Chitchong, Deputy Governor for Administration of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Representatives of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), as well as river and commerce associations such as the Thai Shipping Association, and Bangkok River Partners also attended the opening ceremonies.
Mrs. Chadatip Chutrakul, the Director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., said, “The ICONIC Multimedia Water Feature is another of the great attractions we promised to place on the ICONSIAM site as part of our civic duty to create shared value by driving global interest in Bangkok and Thailand.”
The water feature was designed by GHESA Water & Art, a fountain design firm that has given shape to more than 3,000 fountains around the world.
Mr. Carlos Pissarra, Chief Executive Officer, of GHESA Water & Art, said,” This is a truly world-class attraction, second to none, and uses the world’s most advanced fountain and multimedia technology. The water jets can shoot up to 35 metres high, dance, and put up a spray curtain that can act as a screen on which to project moving images.”