In just a couple of weeks, Bangkok is going to welcome some new adorable friends when the 1,600 Pandas project makes its way through the city.
Aside from being an amazingly cute photo op, these papier mache figurines are part of a global art project by WWF France and French artist Paulo Grangeon that aims to raise awareness for panda conservation.
Made out of recycled materials and eco-friendly paint, each individual panda on display represents the shockingly low number of pandas currently left in the wild: 1,600.
The pandas will be making their way through town from Mar 4 onwards, starting at Sanam Luang and moving onto CentralWorld, Chong Nonsi Skywalk, BACC, Lumpini Park and various other spots in town before settling at Central Embassy for its main exhibition running between Mar 24-Apr 10.
In the meantime, here’s a look at where the pandas have been so far around the world: