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Chiang Mai Loy Krathong & Yee Peng Festival - Thailand

Chiang Mai Loy Krathong & Yee Peng Festival

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Information about Chiang Mai Loy Krathong & Yee Peng Festival

Chiang Mai is undoubtedly the most popular destination in Thailand for Loy Krathong festival which in the region is combined with the Yee Peng Festival and its big releases of sky lanterns. For the occasion, the city organizes many events over several days starting with a beautiful opening ceremony with traditional dances by hundreds.

For Loy Krathong's day some temples held magnificent ceremonies and locals put their krathongs (small artisanal rafts topped with a candle and 3 sticks of incense) on the Ping River. Tourists and locals also release thousands of sky lanterns from Nawarat Bridge and Iron Bridge. Note that there will a huge corwd in Chiang Mai during all the festival and it is highly recommended to book your hotel rooms at least 2 months in advance.

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  • 14/11/2024 - 16/11/2024


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phone TAT Chiang Mai Office - Tel : 053 248 604

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With a lot of traditions, festivals in Thailand are numerous and some are worldwide famous. Loy Krathong sometimes also called the Festival of Lights is held in November and was elected second best festival in the world. It must be said that this is the most photogenic festival in Thailand.

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