ICONSIAM, the iconic landmark of Thailand’s eternal prosperity on the Chao Phraya River, in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is proud to showcase the phenomenon ‘ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Glory’, a majestic event created to preserve Thailand’s rich tradition alongside the world’s entertainment icons Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse whom will be accoutered for the first time ever in Thai Chakri costumes. The event will also see the customary ritual of paying respect to the Goddess of Water as well as the spectacular waterworks display of vibrant sight and sound on the riverfront, an exhibition of Krathong handcrafted by officials and members from 15 embassies, and more cultural activities to celebrate festive event and the glorious beauty of Chao Phraya River at ICONSIAM.
An Unprecedented Event at the World’s Iconic Landmark ICONSIAM
Premiering for the very first time is the world-class display of a sensational entertainment performance. With courtesy of the incredible partnership with Walt Disney (Thailand), ICONSIAM is officially bringing Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to dazzle all audiences whom will both be fully suited in the never-before-seen Thai Chakri ensembles to celebrate the rich heritage, only at ‘ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Glory’ at ICONSIAM.
The eventful day only gets more spectacular as with the inclusion International Iconic Krathong exhibition, courtesy of 15 embassies and their staff members who have designed lavish Krathong, produced from natural grains, with each country proudly presenting its unique design elements and inspirations. The event is participated by The British Embassy in Thailand : Tower Bridge, one of the most famous landmark in London. It has 2 towers, in Victorian Gothic style, that are connected with 2 walkways. It was established in 1894 for crossing Thames and reduce traffic. Tower Bridge is represented in rainbow color, the color of LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The Embassy of The People's Republic of China : 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Great Wall stands for unity of China throughout its time-honored history. It is the largest man-made architecture on the earth with approximate length of 21,000 km. It was built more than 2,500 years ago even before the First Emperor of Qin (221BC-207BC ) to prevent from invasion and then to protect trade and cultural exchange along the silk road.
The Embassy of France : Rooster is an unofficial symbol in France. Since Roman period, French people is called “Gaulios”, which is associated with a Latin word “Gallus” that means “rooster”. Then French people is being called rooster that symbolize of brave and intelligent. Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia : Prambanan Temple or Loro Jonggrang Temple is a part of the Prambanan Temple Compounds, a complex consisting of 240 temples, located in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Temple, built in the 9th Century, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities. While Prambanan Temple is a Hindu Temple, Sewu, Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu Temples are Buddhist temples. It was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The Embassy of Italy : The Kratong of this year is dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance Genius. One of the most iconic and futuristic project of Leonardo is the “Tank”, which was inspired by a turtle’s shell. The Embassy of Japan in Thailand : Muaythaishi (“Tai” means red snapper) , mascot of Embassy of Japan which symbolizes the long-standing friendship between the peoples of Japan and Thailand., wearing a Thai headdress and boxing costume. The word “Thaishi” also mean ambassador in Japanese. Muaytaishi holding a sign of “Enjoy Tokyo 2020 Olympic – Paralympic Games” and also standing on the earth representing the unity of Olympic - Paralympic Games between all participating countries.
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Thailand : Golden eagle on Qazaqstan’s flag symbolizes the power of the state and also independence, freedom and flight to the future in the modern period. The pattern represents the art and cultural tradition of Kazakh people. The Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar : Karaweik Restaurant, one of the most recognizable landmark in Myanmar, is situated on the Kandawgyi lake in central Yangon. The barge was a mythical huge golden bird design. It design based on the Pyi Gyi Nob royal barge. The Embassy of Peru in Thailand : Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas” is located in the southern Andes of Peru, on a 2,430-meter mountain ridge. It was built in stone, in XV Century, using the classical Inca style, without the aid of wheels or iron tools. In 1983, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2007 xwas voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Embassy of Portugal : Heart of Viana, an art of filigree, is an iconic Portuguese jewelry that has a religious inspiration. It used to represent the sacred heart of Jesus. It is a symbol of honesty and generosity. The Embassy of the Russian Federation : The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia that was built in 1776. The theatre is for ballet and opera show only, which is a big brothel. In 1853, the theatre was fired that caused extensive damage and it was reconstruction that it becomes an iconic classical in 19 century. The Embassy of Switzerland : Chillon Castle is an island castle located at Lake Geneva. The Bernina Express train rides through beautiful alpine landscapes. It is the highest and oldest railway. The Swiss railway clock, designed in 1944, is used by the Swiss Federal Railways as a station clock, On every major Swiss lake, you will find public cruise boat.
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia : The Bayon Temple is a richly decorated Khmer temple built in the late 12th century. Bayon’s most distinctive feature is the multituse of the serene and massive stone faces on the many towers that jut from the upper terrace and cluser around its center park. The New Zealand Embassy : Greenstone Koru is a spiral shape based on the appearance of new unfurling silver fern fond. Koru symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. It combining with the natural setting of mountain and water. The pattern inside is an unique pattern of New Zealand. The Embassy of the United States : The bald eagle, unique to North America, became the national emblem of the United States on June 20, 1782. The bald eagle with outspread wings is on the Great Seal of the United States, the seal of numerous U.S. government departments and branches, and also U.S. currency. The bald eagle represents U.S. values of democracy, freedom, strength, justice, and equality. And their work of art will be displayed at ICONLUXE between November today – 24, 2019.
Witness and be part of the majestic tradition of Loy Krathong at ‘ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Glory’ at ICONSIAM, on Charoen Nakhon Road. Shuttle boat services are available at Lhong 1919 pier, Si Phraya pier, CAT Building pier, and Sathorn pier until 24:00hr. Shuttle bus and van services to and from ICONSIAM – Din Daeng, ICONSIAM – Krung Thonburi BTS Station – Wongwian Yai BTS Station are available until 24:00hr. For more information, call 02-495-7080 or visit www.iconsiam.com