Skip Navigation

Loi Krathong Festival in Mae Jo near Chiang Mai Thailand

Travel Forums Asia Loi Krathong Festival in Mae Jo near Chiang Mai Thailand

1. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

I just had to post this as it was one of the most spectacular things I have every seen at the festival. Here in North Thailand the Loi Krathong Festival is much different than anywhere in the Kingdom. In the small town of Mae Jo north of Chiang Mai they started the festival on Saturday night by launching hot air balloons called "Khom Loy". I went with my wife and friends and took this short video. We are not talking about a few Khom Loy but thousands upon thousands all at the same time. You got to see this. Khom Loi Video

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

those fireworks spoiled really the natural beauty of balloons

3. Posted by allthai (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

The fireworks were unexpected. Most of the Khom Loy were already released by then but I agree.