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The second edition of Awakening Bangkok was another resounding success

Awakening Bangkok 2019 - Into the plastic world
Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok

Ten nights in November—from the 15th to the 24th—saw thousands of people descend upon Charoenkrung to discover the mesmerizing lights and sights of Awakening Bangkok 2019.

The lighting festival, co-initiated by Time Out Bangkok and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, was a district-wide celebration that hosted almost 40 installations in about 30 locations—nearly double the 20 installations from last year’s inaugural run. Once again, the Grand Postal Building and Warehouse 30 agreed to be partner locations this year, and were joined by new establishments such as refurbished historic port Lhong 1919, hidden riverside warehouse Baan Rim Naam and creative space Slure.

Local food shops appeased appetites while local bands entertained visitors. Time Out’s famed Silent Disco encouraged people to lose themselves in a whirl of curated lights and trippy music. 


Check out the hashtags #AwakeningBangkok2019 and #AwakeningBangkok on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see who else came and enjoyed the festival.


Awakening Bangkok wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Creative Economy Agency, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Mitsubishi Motors, Johnnie Walker, Lhong 1919, Warehouse 30, Slure and ICONSIAM.


See you again in November 2020!


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