Fireworks light up Pattaya Bay during last
Hold your ears and open your eyes this November as
nine nations light up the Pattaya sky for the final round of the
Thailand International Fireworks Contest this weekend.
For the second year in a row, fireworks will be
launched from floating platforms in Pattaya Bay, rather than the
conventional spot on Bali Hai Pier. Teams from Australia, China,
Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Philippines, the United Arab Emirates
and the United States will face off against Thailand to see which
country can put on the most dynamic and colorful exhibition.
The Dec. 16-17 contest will actually be the fifth and
final round in a two-year Ministry of Defense competition organized to
honor Their Majesties the King and Queen. The first round was held in
Thongthani in December 2009 and the first Pattaya exhibition was Aug.
14, 2010, two days after HM the Queen’s birthday.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya Director
Athapol Wanakij said the musical show will feature more than 100,000
fireworks and be visible for three kilometers. About 100,000 people are
expected to attend the show.