City Hall on Sunday opened the Sathon Canal Art festival to create a new landmark attraction in Bangkok where visitors can admire murals created by artists and local residents.

The event is taking place along Yannawa Temple Canal at Charoenkrung Soi 57. Visitors cannot only admire the 900-meter-long wall of art painted by famous artists and local residents, but also can shop for products and taste food that locals sell at a friendly price.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration hopes the new landmark event will initiate a new community self-reliance, as residents are a big part of the activity.

Bangkok also hopes to spread such creative occasions to every district. If local people realize they are an important part of their community, they will want to protect and develop their surrounding environment, such as by ensuring the canal is kept clean, administrators said.

The activity also brings together people in the Sathon area who follow different religions and come from five different cultures, reflecting a peaceful and sharing community.

The Sathon Canal Art event is open every day.