ICONSIAM, the mega city project of futuristic living and an iconic landmark of Thailand’s eternal prosperity on the Chao Phraya River, in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA), the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Bangkok River Partners, the Association of Chao Phraya Commerce, the Thai Shipping Association as well as other related agencies and organisations, today, held the inauguration ceremony for Thailand’s new global attraction on the Chao Phraya River known as the “ICONIC Multimedia Water Features”, which is one of the Seven Wonders of ICONSIAM. At over 400 metres, it is the longest water dance in Southeast Asia featuring a combination of light, colour, sound and multimedia and set in front of beautiful vistas across the Chao Phraya River. It seeks to glorify and highlight the grandeur of the river for the world to be impressed while attracting local and international visitors to the Chao Phraya River.
Miss Somradee Chitchong, Deputy Governor for Administration of Tourism Authority of Thailand, said, “The arrival of ICONSIAM, and SookSiam located inside ICONSIAM, as well as the latest creation of the ‘ICONIC Multimedia Water Features’ that is a truly global scale attraction on the Chao Phraya River, will help bolster the image of Bangkok’s tourism to be on par with other great metropolises. All of this will be of some additional help to Thailand’s travel agents in marketing and selling tour programs, as well as be a big support to tourism along the Chao Phraya River, while also supporting tourism in Bangkok and Thailand, overall. ‘ICONIC Multimedia Water Features’ has the potential to be another major attraction to boost the appeal of Thailand and is the last important piece of the jigsaw to ignite the fulfilment of the potential of the Chao Phraya River to become the next great global destination.”
One of the highlights of the ICONIC Multimedia Water Features is the shooting up of water jets using compressed air technology in combination with a technique of shooting 2D, 3D and 4D jets that can spin. The jets are shot up into the air at different heights, the highest of which is around 35 metres. Another highlight is the use of cybernetic technology to shoot fountain jets in bursts of 0.1 second to create images of flowers as well as form a water curtain on which to project images to the accompaniment of Thai music. It is a perfect blend of modernity and traditional Thai customs.
The ICONIC Multimedia Water Features is open to the public free of charge every day and has 3 shows, daily, at 18.30, 20.00 and 21.00, at River Park, ICONSIAM.
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