Loy krathong

  • Travel

    7 must-see festivals in Thailand you don’t want to miss

    Songkran, Loi Krathong, Yi Peng, Loy Krathong Yipeng, Chak Phra and Rocket Festivals are some of the most popular traditional festivals celebrated in Thailand. Each festival has its own unique history and meaning and is celebrated with much enthusiasm and joy by both locals and tourists. From the water fights of Songkran to the magical sight of sky lanterns during…

  • Thailand

    Two children drown during Loy Krathong festival in northern Thailand

    Two brothers, studying in Grades 4 and 5, fell into the Ping River and drowned during the Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand on Tuesday. A family of four went to the banks of the Ping river, near the bridge in the Tha Kham subdistrict, sometime after sunset to float their krathongs (decorative baskets). Mr A and…

  • Central Thailand

    Thai man drowns after falling into canal on Loy Krathong night

    A man tragically drowned in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya on Loy Krathong night on Tuesday, after he and his wife fell into a canal linked to the Rama VI Dam. The couple, a 44 year old wife and 51 year old husband had been invited to a Loy Krathong event after work. They decided to go and float their…

  • Thailand

    Thai Locals Suffer Hearing Loss Fever after eating Raw Pork | GMT

      101 Isaan locals suffer hearing loss fever after eating raw pork. Thailand is 1 billion baht short for World Cup 2022 broadcasting license. Failed 14 million baht temple lighting system may quash UNESCO nomination. Two Thai airlines are among the Top 10 most timely in the world. Meta to let go 11,000 employees as Zuckerberg admits he got company…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok dwellers float over half a million krathongs on Loy Krathong night

    Bangkok dwellers floated more than half a million krathongs down the city’s waterways during the Loy Krathong celebrations last night. This year, there were as many as 572,602 krathongs. A spokesperson for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said that almost all of the krathongs, 548,086, were made from natural materials but added that 24,516 krathongs were made from foam. The…

  • Thailand

    VIDEO: Billowing fire spoils Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

    Thousands of glistening paper lanterns lighting up the night sky in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, disappeared into a thick plume of smoke after a foam pagoda went up in flames in the middle of the Yi Peng Lantern Festival celebrations last night. Billowing smoke rose into the sky after a lantern fell on top of the flammable replica pagoda, made…

  • Thailand

    Flying lanterns near airports in Thailand is punishable by death penalty, warns govt

    Flying a lantern near an airport in Thailand is a very serious criminal offence carrying the harshest penalties, even the death penalty, according to government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek. The spokesperson gave the stern warning at a press conference yesterday while thousands of people prepare to float paper lanterns into the sky to celebrate both Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals…

  • Bangkok

    Loy Krathong Festival: 17 places to celebrate in Bangkok

    Are you in Bangkok but still haven’t decided where to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival this evening? Piers along the Chao Phraya riverfront are the natural choice to behold the picturesque Festival of Lights tonight. However, several Buddhist temples, public parks, and malls are also holding fairs and celebrations each offering unique experiences. Loy Krathong will be even more magical…

  • Tourism

    Tourists flood to Chiang Mai for Yi Peng and Loy Krathong festivities

    Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is teeming with foreign and domestic tourists looking to experience the magical Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivities from November 7-9. The fusion of Loy Krathong traditions with a night sky glittering with Yi Peng lanterns creates an unmissable atmosphere that draws people to the city year in and year out. During October, Chiang Mai…

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya Police taking safety precautions for Loy Krathong festival

    Pattaya Police are taking safety precautions for the Loy Krathong festivals coming up tonight. Police held a meeting yesterday about safety measures. The safety measures include: banning all sky lanterns, fireworks, alcohol, and smoking (including cannabis), and ensuring nightlife and entertainment venues close at their legal times between midnight and 2am depending on what zone the venue falls into. Checkpoints…

  • Thailand

    BMA to increase Loy Krathong Festival security | GMT

    Chadchart worries about the increase in drowning on Loy Kratong Festival day. Pattaya Terminal 21 to host the Loy Krathong festival under a dinosaur theme on November 8th. Drunk police doctor who crashed Porsche killing 2 in Thailand avoids prison for now. Pattaya man runs away after plunging pickup truck into pond. Chinese nationals are top applicants for Thailand’s 10-year…

  • Events

    AoT bans lanterns near airports for upcoming festivals

    Loy Krathong is upon us, and with it, Yi Peng, the lantern festival. Thousands of lighter-than-air lanterns drift up into the sky in a peaceful show for celebrating onlookers. But the Airports of Thailand (AoT) have issued a reminder warning that flying lanterns are strictly banned in the areas around the six main airports in Thailand. As beautiful and tranquil…

  • Thailand

    Khon Kaen Zoo treats tigers and hippos to Loy Krathong feeding festival

    Today, staff from Khon Kaen Zoo in northeast Thailand held an untraditional Loy Krathong festival for their resident tigers and hungry hippopotami. Loy Krathong translates to “floating banana tree trunk.” Traditionally, Thais celebrate the festival by making a buoyant decorative basket (Krathong) and float (Loy) it on a river. The Krathong floats away, along with all your worries, anger, and…

  • Lifestyle

    Loy Krathong: the stories of the Thai holiday’s origins

    If you live in Thailand, you’ve most likely heard of the Loy Krathong festival by now. You may likely be planning on going to a Loy Krathong float event to get a taste of the holiday. But how did this holiday come into being? Understanding the origins of Loy Krathong might help you understand its significance in the hearts of…

  • Travel

    Loy Krathong 2022: What to know and where to go

    Loy Krathong is one of the most popular festivals in Thailand. It is celebrated on the night of the full moon in the 12th month of the Thai Lunar calendar. This year, Loy Krathong falls on Tuesday, 8 November 2022. This picturesque festival is a time for people to gather around rivers, canals, ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water…

  • Cultural Activities

    Bangkok announces location of Loy Krathong festivities

    As Thailand’s Loy Krathong festivities are coming up next week, Bangkok has announced that it will hold the events along the famous Ong Ang Canal from November 6 to 8. The main event will be at the foot of the Rama 8 Bridge in the Bang Phlad district from 5pm to 10pm. Other festivities will be held at public parks…

  • Events

    Too big to fail: Full Moon Party revives Koh Pha Ngan

    In the US, the phrase “too big to fail” is applied to financial institutions whose defaulting would cause the national or even global economy to collapse. So these institutions receive bailouts to keep them afloat in times of economic crisis. In Thailand, our too-big-to-fail institution might be the Full Moon Party. The legendary party, running for nearly 40 years on…

  • Events

    Are people worried about events in Thailand after the Korean stampede?

    Tourism officials and industry operators are nervously assessing what effect the Halloween stampede in South Korea may have on travellers’ confidence in upcoming events in Thailand. Operators in the tourism industry have asked police and other authorities to be ready for crowd-related incidents. But the vice-president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, Suthiphong Phuenphiphop, says that he does not think…

  • Thailand

    Thailand to experience total lunar eclipse during Loy Krathong Festival

    Thailand’s annual Loy Krathong Festival will be even more magical than usual this year as a total lunar eclipse will grace the sky on the same day, making the moon appear brick red, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT). The total lunar eclipse will take place on the same day as Loy Krathong Festival on November…

  • Tourism

    Tourism officials plan Loy Krathong events for 6 Thai provinces

    The Thai holiday of Loy Krathong is coming up, and tourism officials are planning events in six provinces. Known as Thailand’s festival of lights, Loy Krathong is one of the biggest celebrations on the Thai calendar. This picturesque festival is a time for people to gather around rivers, canals, ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water to release lotus-shaped rafts…

  • Guides

    Diwali 2022: What you need to know and where to celebrate in Thailand

    Diwali is right around the corner! Also known as the Festival of Lights, it usually falls sometime between October and November. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on Monday, 24 October 2022. It’s one of the biggest festivals in India that is also celebrated in different corners of the world, including Thailand. But did you know what this festival is…

  • Travel

    Interesting festivals to experience in Thailand

    Thailand’s calendar is full of exhilarating festivals. From floating lanterns and elaborate candle sculptures to massive water fights and monkey banquets, each month offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with friends, family, and loved ones. Attending these festivals is always a pleasant and memorable experience. Besides, it’s a great way to gain insights into the country’s rich culture and tradition.…