Thailand’s first and longest water, light and sound feature has opened on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River along a 400m-long river frontage of Iconsiam, the US$1.65 billion, 750,000m2 landmark attraction that opened in November 2018.
Said to the biggest water feature in South-east Asia, the new attraction was the brainchild of fountain design firm GHESA Water & Art. Its dozens of water jets can shoot up to 35m into the sky, dance to the accompaniment of classical music, and put up a spray curtain which can act as a screen on which to project moving images.
Chadatip Chutrakul, director of Iconsiam, said: “We hope it (the water feature) will do for Bangkok what the London Eye does for London and the Botanic Garden at the Marina Bay Sands does for Singapore, bringing benefits not only at the national level but also to the multitude of riverside communities along this stretch of the river.”
“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 Somradee Chitchong, deputy governor for administration of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.