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.
More information : TAT Chiang Mai Office - Tel : 053 248 604
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.
The main events of the Buddhist calendar but also the anniversaries of the King and Queen of Thailand and other days related to the History of the country are holidays in Thailand. If banks and administrations are generally closed those days, transport, shops and restaurants operate normally.