Chiang Mai Yee Peng | The Lantern Festival that lights up the entire city

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

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Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Thailand’s Loy Krathong Festival is celebrated nationwide. On this Full Moon day, celebrating the festival in Lanna Style locally known as “Yee Peng” is only unique to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Scheduled to take place on 19 – 20 November 2021, Chiang Mai’s Yee Peng Lantern Festival will once again light up the entire city with 10,000 colorful hanging lanterns and flag decorations.

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Throughout a 2-day Chiang Mai Yee Peng event, there will be…

  • An exhibition of giant krathongs at 7 locations around Chiang Mai city: Tha Phae Gate, Three Kings Monument, Chang Phuak Gate, Suan Dok Gate, Chiang Mai Gate, Sompet Market, and in front of Chiang Mai Municipality Office
  • Miss & Mister Yee Peng Beauty contest
  • Yee Peng Kids Contest
  • Banana Leaves Krathong Contest
  • Lanna Lantern Contest (big hanging lantern)

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

In addition, there will be a traditional ceremony of lighting northern Thai candles, which is believed to be a symbol of showing gratitude to the objects we’ve taken advantage of, and lantern lights that we lit will guide our lives in a forward-looking manner.

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Top spots for floating a krathong in Chiang Mai:

  1. Both sides of the Ping River, spanning to in front of Chiang Mai Municipality Office
  2. Nawarat Bridge
  3. Iron Bridge (parallel to Nawarat Bridge, 500 meters next)
  4. Wat Chai Mongkhon (next to the Ping River)
  5. Wat Fa Ham (next to the Ping River)
  6. Riverside restaurants. Some offer special promotion of free krathong and you can float it right at the restaurant’s pier.
  7. Chansom Memorial Bridge (Wat Ket Community)

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Chiang Mai Yee Peng

Plan your Loy Krathong trip today and fly Bangkok Airways to Chiang Mai. Airfare starts from 1,360 THB/One-way. Book yours on https://bit.ly/32tRALh

Passengers on Economy Class will be provided with the following services free of charge:

20 kg Baggage Allowance
Access to Boutique Lounge* and enjoy our light meals and drinks buffet
Snack Bag during disembarking the aircraft
Seat Selection**
✅ Free! Unlimited changes to your booking without fees***
Remarks:
*Boutique Lounge at Bangkok / Chiang Mai / Phuket Airport, and Courtesy Corner at Samui Airport.
**The scope of seat selection on the flight depends on the airfare selected.
***No change fee for ticket issued within 31 December 2021 (no-show fee may be collected if applicable). The new itinerary fare must be equal or higher. In case the new fare is higher, differential fare will be collected.
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