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.

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Connected Sites


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
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
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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