Loy Krathong, which happened on November 27, is one of Thailand’s most vibrant festivals that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the country. Read on to know more about this beautiful commemoration and where you can celebrate it.
What’s Loy Krathong 2023 all about?
Loy Krathong is also referred to as the Thai Festival of Lights and always falls in the month of November. Participants release krathongs (floating baskets), usually in the shape of flowers and holding a candle or incense, into a body of water (rivers, lakes, etc.).
This festival is to say goodbye to negative energy and bad luck, in hopes that it will be carried away by the water spirits.
Up north like in the mountainous region of Chiang Mai, they use lanterns and let the wind carry them as an alternative.
Where can I celebrate Loy Krathong 2023 in Bangkok?
No need to search “Loy Krathong Bangkok” as we’re here to help you pinpoint exactly where you can take part in this picturesque festival.
Loy Krathong is observed by almost all the locals, so you can go to any rivers, lakes, parks, or even big hotels near you. Here are 5 fantastic ideas:
Note: There are usually vendors in the areas where Loy Krathong is celebrated. You can buy a krathong when you arrive. Prices start at around THB 40.
Lumphini Park is the biggest park in Bangkok and has enough space for many people to take part in this beautiful festival. It’s very accessible as well, given that it’s in the central area! It might get very busy, so expect a big crowd by the lake.
Arguably Bangkok’s most exclusive shopping center hosts to thousands of festival goers each year. With a stunning Chao Phraya river view, seven dining zones, and piers to board your dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya river, it is easy to see why ICONSIAM is one of Bangkok’s most popular destinations.
Baan Rim Naam
Tucked away in the charming Talat Noi area, Baan Rim Naam is not to be missed. Set in a 200-year-old open warehouse directly on the riverside, a comfortable and cozy atmosphere awaits you. With excellent northern Thai food and refreshing beverages, this is a must-try for your Loy Krathong experience.
Built to commemorate Queen Sirikit’s 60th birthday, Benchasiri Park is another great location. There is a central ornamental lake which acts as the centerpiece for the celebrations here. Located in the popular area of Phrom Phong, this is a popular choice for locals and expats alike.
Ten Six Hundred
With elegant and stylish interiors, Ten Six Hundred is also located along the banks of the Chao Phraya. Having opened in 2023, Ten Six Hundred is delighted to have the following promotion just for you:
Time: 06.30 pm – 09.30 pm
Thai performance show: 07.00pm – 08.00pm
Special package: 7,500++ per couple with a welcome cocktail or mocktail specially crafted for Loy Krathong.
Complementary: One Krathong for a couple.
Special gift: Be in with a chance to win an exclusive prize in our Lucky Draw Event
You can upgrade to a prime seat for an additional 3,000 baht (includes a special drink package).
Have you been to any of the places on this list for Loy Krathong? Let us know what you think!
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