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Heading to the capital for new years eve? Looking for some spectacular fireworks?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the longest fireworks display ever staged along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok as part of New Year celebrations at midnight on December 31.

Called the “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019”, the spectacular display will last five minutes and is expected to be witnessed by more than a million people in the proximity of the river and beyond.

The Countdown festivities are jointly organised by the largest coalition of public and private sector organisations which are collaborating to stage a single, synchronised show that can become a dazzling landmark celebration to mark Thailand’s entry into the New Year.

The festivities will begin at 6 pm on December 31 and include various performances and other shows under the theme of ‘The River of Prosperity’ and run up to the fireworks display as the highlight at midnight.

There will also be an extensive line-up of cultural performers and top ranked singers on stage to entertain revelers at ICONSIAM’s riverside ‘River Park’ plaza which will be open to the public and can accommodate more than 4,000 people.

Sites with the best views of the displays include Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Peninsula Hotel, Millennium Hilton Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Lhong 1919, and Chalermphrakiat Park, among many other riverside locations.

Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said, “Every year we organise extraordinary events to mark the New Year and reinforce Thailand as a great destination for visitors, and this year’s will be a particularly sensational one. We invite visitors from around the world to witness what will be a truly spectacular show.”

Together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the riverside ‘River of Prosperity’ Countdown is jointly organised by ICONSIAM, the Association of Chao Phraya Commerce, the Marine Department, Siam Commercial Bank, TRUE Corporation, Kasikorn Bank, the Thai Shipping Association, Bangkok River Partners, and Chao Phraya Riverside Communities.

SOURCE: Tourism Authority of Thailand

 

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