Tourists are flocking to a stunning water fountain that took six years to build and is the longest in Southeast Asia
- The 400-metre-long water feature is located outside a shopping mall in Bangkok
- It includes thousands of water jets that rotate like joysticks
- The water reaches up to 115 feet high and is even calibrated with a laser show
Tourists are flocking to see this stunning water fountain – which is the longest in Southeast Asia.
The 400-metre-long (1,312ft) feature took architects six years to design and build outside a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, that opened in November 2018.
It wows the crowds with high-tech lasers that display animations of cartoon characters and Buddhist monks in the jets of water.
The spectacular water fountain at the IconSiam shopping mall in Bangkok, which is the longest in Southeast Asia
The water feature took architects six years to design and build and tourists have been flocking to it
The fountain includes thousands of water jets that rotate like joysticks.
And cybernetic technology is used to shoot water out every 0.1 seconds in the shape of a flower.
The water reaches up to 115 feet high.
Thousands of shoppers gather each evening to admire the water fountain, which is outside the IconSiam centre.
Carlos Pissarra, CEO of Ghesa Water & Art, which designed the fountain, said it was inspired by the adjacent Chao Phraya River.
The water reaches up to 115 feet high and is even calibrated with a laser show and animations
The creators of the fountain said its design was inspired by the Chao Phraya River, which runs through Bangkok
He said: ‘Even large fountains like this must be blended with the nearby buildings, parks, and other surroundings.
‘The fountain conveys to the people living on the other side of the river that there is something great on the opposite bank.’
The Chao Phraya River is a major river in Thailand running through Bangkok and into the Gulf of Thailand.
The name of the river translates from Thai as ‘the river of kings’.