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Your Guide to Loy Krathong 2019
Often considered the most picturesque festival in Thailand, Loy Krathong is marked by its decorative banana leaf floats (known as krathong) floating down the country’s waterways, traditional performances, parades and, in the north, fiery paper lanterns. The annual holiday is a time to give thanks to the Goddess of Water after an abundant harvest, pay homage to the Buddha, and release past wrongdoings – sending them away down river
with one’s krathong.
Here’s where to celebrate Loy Krathong 2019 – from 11-13 November – across the country.

What’s Happening


Spectacular Dining Celebrations
Chakrabongse Villas
Date: 13 November 2019
Price: THB 5,000 nett/person (2,000 nett for children aged 6-12 years) including a krathong and free flow soft drinks

Celebrate the charming Loy Krathong festival with a special candle lit dinner in former prince’s quarters right on the Chao Phraya River. There’s no better place to mark the ancient holiday than here at the respected Chakrabongse Villas.



Loy Krathong Dinner Cruise
Supanniga Cruise
Date: 1 November 2019 (18:15 hours)
Price: THB 5,500 / person
Float along with the krathong enjoying the city and temple views from the Chao Phraya River. Sail away with Supanniga Cruise on a 2-hour journey complete with a glass of Champagne Taittinger and 6-course Thai meal served on board.


Where to Stay


Together with Loy Krathong, the northern Thai people celebrate Yi Peng, setting off glowing paper lanterns into the sky. Witness the spectacle while staying in the centre of Chiang Mai’s 700-year-old Old City at the elegant Rachamankha with convenient access to all the special events happening in town.


Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort
North of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is a nearby province convenient to travel to after Loy Krathong. Stay at Phu Chai Sai Mountain Resort to take in the refreshing mountain environment and peaceful natural setting. It’s the perfect place to relax your body and mind after the festive days.



The Bohemian’s Residence
Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River outside of Bangkok, The Bohemian’s Residence offers a secluded spot to enjoy a private krathong floating moment with your loved ones. The all-inclusive sanctuary allows you not only to savour a moment of complete privacy but discover a different side of Thailand, replete with personalised service.


Reverie Siam
If you are looking for a quiet festival celebration, what can be better than a private dinner by the river in the lazy town of Pai, three hours from Chiang Mai. Whilst at the romantic Reverie Siam,
sip on signature cocktails or irresistible wines, and enjoy delicious cuisine from the stylish Silhouette Restaurant.


Where to Cruise


The Namthip Luxury Rice Barge

Loy Krathong is all about paying respect to the Goddess of Water. Explore the famous Chao Phraya River between Bangkok and Ayutthaya on a traditional Thai rice barge that has been converted into a luxurious touring riverboat. Charter your experience to coincide with the magical festival for a once-in-a-lifetime ride.



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