Art takes to the skies at Iconsiam

Art takes to the skies at Iconsiam

Art takes to the skies at Iconsiam
(Photo courtesy of Iconsiam)

The sky above the picturesque Chao Phraya River has become a vast gallery for "Iconsiam Thailand's Kite Festival 2024", which also sees River Park at Iconsiam transformed into a massive kite-flying area until April 8.

Held under the theme "Embrace The Art Of The Sky" to preserve Thailand's cultural heritage and showcase the soft power of kite flying, the festival features a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Thai artists and other influencers who have created exclusive kite patterns to be flown amid the summer breeze.

They include Wasinburee "Tew" Supanichvoraparch, Phannapast "Yoon" Taychamaythakool, Kritpan "Kenz" Suvanwattanasuk and Sakkatarit "Anar" Intaravisha.

Expect to witness a long dragon kite created to mark Year of the Dragon and other exquisite kites from the four regions including chula, puk pao and e-lum kites from the Central Region; ngao, phra ruang and e-phraed kites from the North; Aek kites from the Northeast; and crescent, buffalo and Beramas kites from the South. This is an opportunity to learn about Thai kites, enjoy a competition between chula and puk pao kites, and witness kite-related performances.

There is also kite-painting and kite-making workshops, and an LED show at night featuring gigantic kites in various shapes including octopus, elephant and whale.

Every 3,000 baht spent within the same day at Iconsiam including Siam Takashimaya and ICS will entitle you to a special kite designed by the four aforementioned artists.

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