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Yi Peng and Loy Krathong (Lantern Festival)

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Incredible memorable experience.

This is one of the most memorable things i've ever done. I was here in 2015. I cannot recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Forest Hills, New York
Yee Peng

Hi Folks, I am a bit confused (and concerned about my plans)...I now see this event is listed as 2... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John G
Los Angeles, California
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Yi Peng, a festival of lights celebrated mainly in the north of Thailand, overlaps with Loy Krathong, which is celebrated during the full moon of November and is Thailand's 2nd most important festival after Songkran. It is a time to be with family...more
Nong Han,San Sai, Chiang Mai 50210, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most memorable things i've ever done. I was here in 2015. I cannot recommend this enough, enough with the price. Amazing experience.

1  Thank Shichman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi Folks, I am a bit confused (and concerned about my plans)...I now see this event is listed as 2 days...confused like the rest of the world here...what day would I expect the most lanterns in Chiang Mai...would it be the 22nd or the 23rd?...More

11  Thank John G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Taking part in the lantern festival was definitely one of the highlights from our trip to Thailand! As someone who doesn't do well in large crowds, I am SO GLAD that I was able to pull it together and experience this beautiful Thai tradition. If...More

2  Thank travelwithlixa
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We went to Chiang Mai in November last year, and our holidays there coincide with the Yi Peng Festival (Chiangmai Lantern Festival). We headed to the Mae Ping River, it’s the main river east of Chiang Mai in the early evening. Bought ourselves a large...More

5  Thank CrimsonHorizon
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We made sure Chiang Mai was on our itinerary specifically to take part in the smaller but no less magical lantern festival for New Year's Eve, and it completely lived up to our expectations. 3 lanterns were available for purchase for 100 baht, and at...More

4  Thank OliviaLCB
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Experienced this at the New year celebrations. Not to be missed. Lanterns can be bought there and then. No problem.

1  Thank EDWARDS186534
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I never saw so many lights in the sky! It was a dream come true. We were purposely Chiang Mai to attend the festival, and it was worth it. The colors, the lights, the smells, the music, the people !!! WOW Spectacular !!!

Thank SusanaPeixoto
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I have never seen anything like it. I would say that it has to be one of the beautiful nights Ive spent in Thailand. You owe it to yourself to come, set off a lantern and partake in the festivities. It is very crowded....so be...More

1  Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This was a treat from start to finish. It was a weekend of wonderful lights- fireworks, candles, lanterns. If you're going make sure you got to the Nawarat Bridge and also, the Three Kings Monument which is where the majority of activities take place. Many...More

3  Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The nights are spectacular! The lanterns made the place magical! It is crowded however, people behave very well! There are people from all over the world and they give you the space to walk though bridge, to see the lanterns, and to place the Khratongs...More

5  Thank TravelerTrecker
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4 October 2018|
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I do not think there is lantern throwing in Chiang Mai since the event is from November 21 to 23 in November of this year. I do not know if it will be like this in other places
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