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.
|Agra Fort||since Feb 2011|
|Ancient Thebes||Temple of Karnak|
|Angkor||Angkor Wat (since 2006)|
|Ayutthaya||In every December since 1991|
|Chichen-Itza||Nightly show year round|
|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||In summer season, see link|
|Masada||A show at 4 AM|
|Medina of Marrakesh||At Menara Gardens|
|Nubian Monuments||There are shows at both Philae and Abu Simbel|
|Old City of Jerusalem||Burnt House and Davidson Centre|
|Samarkand||There is nearly every evening after sunset a light show at the Registan|
|Sun Temple, Konarak|
|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)|
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