November 11, 2015 ICS Travel Group

Top 10 Places to Loy Krathong in Thailand

In November each year, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and most other areas of Thailand become a wonderful place full of lights. This annual festival is called Loy Krathong – the “Festival of Lights.”

Loy Krathong refers to the lotus-shaped baskets that participants build and then allow to float away on the water. These baskets may contain food, incense, flowers, coins and of course. . . a candle. The ritual is very simple: build a Loy Krathong, make a wish, and let it float away with the current of the river.

The flame of the candle signifies longevity, fulfillment of your wishes and release from your sins, so people carefully watch their basket as it floats away, hoping the candle will last as long as possible.

During the twelfth full moon, thousands of people will follow the same ritual along the rivers and canals of Thailand. . . transforming the water into an amazing bed of candles.  Loy Krathong is a visually and culturally beautiful festival which everyone should see.
Bangkok

Loi Krathong Festival 2015

22-25 November 2015 | Chao Phraya River, Bangkok

Ayutthaya 2

The Old City Festival (Four Corners)

25 November 2015 | Phra Nakhon Si, Ayutthaya


Tak

Loi Krathong Sai Lai Prathip Phan Duang Festival

23-27 November 2015 | Tak


Sukothai

Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival

22-25 November 2015 | Sukhothai


Samut Songkram

Loi Krathong Traditional Banana Leaf Mae Klong

25 November 2015 | Samut Songkram


Chiang Mai 2

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

25 November 2015 | Chiang Mai


Suphanburi Loi Krathong Festival

1-30 November 2015 | Suphan Buri


Bang Sai Loi Krathong Tam Prathip Festival

25 November 2015 | Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya


Chom Phon Phiboonsongkram

25 November 2015 | Lop Buri


Second City Square

21-25 November 2015 | Nan and Phitsanulok