Iconsiam invites all to grand Loy Krathong party

Iconsiam will celebrate the Loy Krathong festival in a grand style on Saturday. Iconsiam

Taking privilege of its prime location by the scenic Chao Phraya River, Iconsiam is inviting everyone to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival under a Full Moon during "Iconsiam Chao Phraya River Of Eternal Prosperity", which will take place at its River Park on Saturday from 5pm.

Visitors will be able to witness the evolution of the Thai custom of Loy Krathong from past to present through an awe-inspiring light and sound show titled "Show Of Eternal Prosperity", which will feature two spectacular processions.

There will be a Sukhothai dance and a contemporary performance with takhan, or handheld candles, to pay respect to the majestic river hailed as the great waterway of heritage and life.

Taking the role of Nang Noppamas on the night will be renowned actress Ranee "Bella" Campen, who will dress in an elegant Thai costume with matching gold jewellery worth more than 20 million baht. Also, visitors can enjoy a special mini-concert by famous singer Aof Pongsak.

Decorative floating lantern. photos courtesy of Iconsiam

Other highlights will be "The Iconic Multimedia Water Features" show featuring a water fountain higher than 400m and an international exhibition of floating lanterns that portray the distinctive identities and important landmarks of 16 countries including China, United Kingdom, Japan, Myanmar, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore and Thailand.

The lanterns will be presented through the art of paper-cutting which uses environmentally-friendly recycled materials. All exhibits are being showcased at Tara Hall, Level M, until Nov 1.

Meanwhile, at the Sooksiam zone on the ground floor, the "Reun Rerng Saeng Sin Amazing Sooksiam" festival will feature a number of beautiful krathong or floating baskets from four regions across Thailand, including those fashioned from banana stems by the Mae Klong community of Samut Songkhram and an innovative and multi-tiered one called "Krathong Loy Fa", from tomorrow until Sunday.

Visitors will also witness a Nang Noppamas contest which is open to pairs of mothers and daughters as well as grandmothers and granddaughters, get to enjoy cool music and receive predictions directly from the river goddess.

There is free boat service to Iconsiam from Si Phraya, Sathon and CAT piers until 1am and a free shuttle bus service that runs between Iconsiam, BTS Krung Thonburi and BTS Wongwian Yai until midnight.

Visit iconsiam.com or call 1338.

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