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Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Truckee...
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Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Hello,

We will be in Chiang Mai the 3rd week of November and want to check out Loy Krathong. We'll be there from Nov. 21-24. Does anyone know where we should go to see the lanterns and where we go to buy them? Also, I heard they have a floating ceremony on the river somewhere as well? Does anyone one where/when the lantern festival is and where/when the floating/river festival is?

Thanks!!

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Florida - Alaska...
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1. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Start by reading: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29391…

Khom loi can be bought in markets around town and from vendors at the river. Same with krathong to float down the Ping River.

The government hasn't announced which day(s) khom loi can be launched yet. Krathong can be launched any day during the festivals.

Best place for the above is near Narawat Bridge.

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2. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

is it free or we have to buy entry ticket?

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3. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

It is a public festival, there is no admission charge. Events take place all over town without cost. But you do need to buy your own khom loi and krathong to launch.

The tickets you may have heard about are for a couple of made for tourist shows, that have capitalized on the popularity of the festivals.

Truckee...
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4. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Thank you very much for this helpful information I appreciate it!

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5. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Thank you very much.

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6. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Is it same enjoy the Loy Krathong festival from Bangkok?

Florida - Alaska...
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7. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

I would say Chiang Mai is a better place to experience Loi Krathong than Bangkok, but Bangkok locals may disagree with that. The same festival is celebrated nationwide, with slightly different variations on the events that take place (though floating a krathong is universal).

New York City, New...
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8. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Hello! What time do the festivities start and stop for Loi Krathong in Bangkok? We arrive late on Nov 23rd to BKK. Thank you!

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9. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

cutiepoohbear - you might do better starting a new thread on the Bangkok forum about Bangkok events rather than tagging onto a Chiang Mai thread.

Tel Aviv, Israel
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10. Re: Details on Loy Krathong 2018?

Hello all,

Anyone knows regarding night flight during the festival?

We booked a flight on the 22.11 from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Landing time is 6pm in Chiang Mai airport.

I understood that flights can be cancel or delay cause the the event.

Any one knows something about that?

Looking for help

Thanks

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