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Loi Krathong 2012 - Thailand

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1. Posted by Camaro (Budding Member, 29 posts) 16 Jun '12 18:46

Hello,

I am planning on going to Thailang in November for the Loi Krathong festival. I was wondering where in Thailand I should celebrated it? Can someone give me some tips and what I can expect.

Thank you!

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3491 posts) 17 Jun '12 00:20

Chamith,
As you have read, Loy Krathong is a major holiday in Thailand. I suggest you consider celebrating it in Pattaya. Here is a link to last years celebration. When you have thousands of krathongs floating out to sea and hundreds of lanterns taking off, it really is a memorable sight. Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by mahin (Budding Member, 3 posts) 17 Jun '12 01:31

Take care with your journey.........have a good holiday

4. Posted by krafa (Budding Member, 6 posts) 17 Jun '12 09:38

Hello,
Officially Loy Krathong 2012 is on Nov 28 (Wednesday).
The calendar in the forum shows 27 to 29 as a festive period. I also participate there -snip-

Moderator comment: please see Forum Rules

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. Link to Forum Rules added. ]

5. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1722 posts) 17 Jun '12 10:24

Krafa. I had a look at the site you have been mentioning. It's a bit too expensive and exclusive for many people here.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jun-2012, at 12:15 by KellieBarnes Sorry, no promos please. ]

6. Posted by Walkaways (Full Member, 106 posts) 11 Nov '12 08:40

I know that this is an old post but I'm thinking of heading to Thailand (largely because of Loy Krathong).

I know that the big cities like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Ayutthaya are excellent places to be for Loy Kratong, but does anyone know if places like Krabi, Phuket and Pha Ngan are any good. I'm looking for tradition more than tourists letting them off from hotels so any help would be super. Otherwise I might have to fly out of my way to Bangkok or Chiang Mai.

Thanks! :)

7. Posted by Camaro (Budding Member, 29 posts) 11 Nov '12 17:20

Hey,

Im not sure about Loi Krathong being celebrated in the islands because there is a full moon party going on during the same time.