Magnificent light shows open along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
By Sun Guangyong
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Bangkok (People's Daily) – Tourists in Thailand are now able to enjoy enchanting night-time illumination, light shows, projections on walls, and cultural performances along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes to attract visitors to experience the magnificent "Visit Chao Phraya" lighting extravaganza that will light up the Chao Phraya River as it flows through the Thai capital city.

The event started on Saturday and is expected to last until November 27.

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Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the minister of tourism and sports, said "This is the most extravagant light 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 that is now fully reopened to international tourism, and also APEC economic leaders and delegates attending the APEC Economic Leaders' Week."

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Taking place at six prominent locations along the Chao Phraya River -- Rama VIII Bridge, Wichai Prasit Fort, Wat Kalayanamit, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge), River City Bangkok, and IconSiam, the Vijit Chao Phraya event aims to accentuate the exciting ambiance and colorful vibe of the famous waterway and create business opportunities for dinner cruises, boat tours, hotels, and riverside restaurants in the Thai capital.

The best viewing points will be across from each venue on the opposite side of the river, as well as from a cruise along the river itself.