Loi Krathong Festival Chiang Mai – Schedule & Photo Album Update
(October 4th, 2016)
The 2016 schedule for the Yi Peng “Loi Krathong” Festival Chiang Mai is now available. It’s all translated and ready for consumption. Better you read than eat it, anyway it’s here for you now. I’ve also recently posted an update to my Flickr account, pics from last years celebration in Mueang Lamphun. It’s a much smaller celebration than in Chiang Mai, yet it holds its own for a small town. Check out the pics and maybe if you’re looking to get away from all the tourists, you might just want to put Lamphun on your itinerary for 2016. No matter what you decide, it’s one of the best festivals of the year no matter where you spend it.
Rain Threatened The Three Days of Loi Krathong Festival Chiang Mai!
(November 9th, 2014)
Only the first night was kind of a wash as the rain came down, slowly but steadily, all night. It kept me from venturing out. I’m sure, a harder class of revelers made it out on that rain-soaked night and enjoyed themselves. For me, day two was a different story, even with another threat from the rain gods. I followed the parade from start (Tha Phae Gate) to finish (Nawarat Bridge).
Lots of crazy, out of control photography going on. It’s great that picture takers have such easy access to the paraders, but it can also be a source of great frustration as many takers don’t show the requisite courtesy, jumping in front of shot after shot without looking, much like the way many people drive. That said, it’s still better than having the parade route corded off by police, as they do back in the States. Not my best coverage, but I believe I got enough to give you an idea of what Chiang Mai brings to Loi Krathong in Thailand.
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