Ring in the Holidays With 60-Story Ratchaprasong Light Show

BANGKOK — Ring in the new year with a 60-story light show in the shopaholic heart of Bangkok.

Starting Wednesday, a 3D-mapping installation will be projected several times nightly onto the Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard building in the Chit Lom area. For maximum seasonal cheer, view it from the holiday display outside CentralWorld at Ratchaprasong intersection.

The “Beautiful Bangkok” installation will premiere at 7:45pm. From Dec. 14 to Dec. 31, it will show at 7pm, 7:15pm, 7:30pm, 7:45pm and 8pm every night. On New Year’s Eve, there will be an extra show at 11:55pm for countdowners to have a dazzling start to 2018.


Projection mapping involves video projected onto 3D objects such as buildings. The mapping for this project is developed by Hungarian group Limelight, who produced the light show at this year’s iMapp Festival in Bucharest.


The Beautiful Bangkok project is backed by Magnolia Quality Development Corp., the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.