Sound and Light Show
Sites that have regular Sound and Light Shows.
Son et lumière, or a sound and light show is a form of nighttime entertainment that is usually presented in an outdoor venue of historic significance. Special lighting effects are projected onto the façade of a building or ruin and synchronized with recorded or live narration and music to dramatize the history of the place. The invention of the concept is credited to Paul Robert-Houdin, who was the curator of the Château de Chambord in France, which hosted the first son et lumière in the world in 1952.
World Heritage Sites connected to Sound and Light Show
- Agra Fort since Feb 2011
- Amiens Cathedral
- Ancient Thebes Temple of Karnak
- Angkor Angkor Wat (since 2006)
- Ayutthaya In every December since 1991
- Chichen-Itza Nightly show year round
- Jantar Mantar Link
- Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis Sao Miguel das Missoes (som e luz), San Ignacio
- Khajuraho Group of Monuments
- Loire Valley Chateau de Chambord
- Malbork Castle
- Masada A show at 4 AM
- Medina of Marrakesh At Menara Gardens
- Nubian Monuments There are shows at both Philae and Abu Simbel Link
- Old City of Jerusalem Burnt House and Davidson Centre
- Pyramids (Memphis)
- Red Fort
- Samarkand There is nearly every evening after sunset a light show at the Registan
- Torun In the Copernicus house there is a "mini" S+L set in 1550
- Uxmal The price of admission, if you retain the ticket, includes a 45-minute sound-and light show (h8pm summer, 7pm winter). (LP)
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Sound and Light Show
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- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
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- be explained, with reference to a source