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Chiang Rai’s White Temple to host light festival

Mar 21. 2019
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Index Creative Village and National Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat will be presenting the Wat Rong Khun Light Fest at his elegant temple in Chiang Rai from November 22 to December 22.

The world-class, Bt100-million multimedia show will feature more than 100 lasers and 3D mapping in “The Illumination of the White Temple”.

Admission will be Bt400 to Bt1,150 and some of the proceeds will go to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital.

“The Light Fest is another mega-project to boost the quality of tourism and create a positive image for Chiang Rai province,” says Index Creative Village founder and group Kreingkrai Kanjanapokin.

“More importantly, it will enhance Thailand’s positive image to ensure we remain a memorable destination. We think we’ll be able to boost income from tourism in the region, specifically in Chiang Rai, by more than Bt1.5 billion for hotels, resorts, restaurants and public transport. The event should attract an additional 300,000 mostly Chinese-speaking people.”

Wat Rong Khun, which Chalermchai designed, decorated and runs, is among the most popular tourist attractions and is listed as one of the top 10 Thai landmarks, as well as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Temples in the World. 

“There are millions of tourists visiting the North, so we wanted to add some colour and new activities and experiences for them,” says Chalermchai. “Th etemple gets 10,000 visitors a day, averaging two million a year. The Wat Rong Khun Light Fest will be the first time the temple is open at night.

“I want the people of Chiang Rai, everyone living in the North and all Thais to be proud of this event, which we believe people will still be talking about years from now. I want them to tell their friends that, if they go to Thailand, they must see the Wat Rong Khun Light Fest.”

The Light Fest from November 22 to December 22 will have two hourlong shows daily, at 6.30 and 8.30pm. Tickets – only 1,000 for each performance – are available at ThaiTicketMaster.com and (083) 989 6926.

To arrange group visits, email jrl@indexcreative.com and/or psp@indexcreative.com. 

Learn more at www.WatRongKhunLightFest.com and there’s a Facebook page to match.

 

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