Phaya Thai Palace lights up for Siam

Phaya Thai Palace lights up for Siam

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Phaya Thai Palace lights up for Siam
Phaya Thai Palace. (Photo courtesy of Phya Thai Palace)

Phaya Thai Palace, widely known as Wang Phaya Thai, will be transformed into a sparkling wonderland full of illuminations and lights during "The Glory of Siam" starting Wednesday, from 6pm to 9.30pm daily until March 16.

Held in a night museum atmosphere by the Phaya Thai Palace Conversation Foundation, the exhibition is to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the palace, which was formerly the residence of Queen Saovabha Phongsri before it was turned into a hotel, then a radio broadcast station and later a clinic for the Royal Thai Army.

The month-long event will be see millions of LED lights wrapped around the giant tree and buildings, offering a stunning visual display along with captivating 3D light projection shows.

The exhibition is divided into six zones. The first zone presents the origins of the palace through projection mapping on the palace building. Also, expect to see architectural masterpieces projected onto the Phiman Chakri Throne Hall and Vaikuntha Thepyasathan Throne Hall.

The second zone illuminates the interior architecture of Thewarat Sapharom Throne Hall with lighting installations while the third zone features immersive mapping in the Poetry Room.

The fourth zone will take everyone into an imaginative world full of lighting, music and moving arts inspired by King Rama VI's royal poetry The Romance of a Rose (Madanabadha). This is enhanced with a projection mapping from the back of the royal residence every 30 minutes.

Then, witness the art of light installations in the Roman Garden in the fifth zone and admire the beauty of thousands of lotus flowers illuminated with colour-changing lights along the pathway to the shrine of the guardian of Phaya Thai Palace in the sixth zone.

Tickets cost 200 baht (100 baht for children) for Thais and 400 baht (250 baht for children) for foreigners. They can be purchased from zipeventapp.com and kkday.com.

For more information, visit facebook.com/101wangphyathai.

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