Loy Krathong 2019 : The Sukhothai Loy Krathong and Candle Festival

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Loy Krathong 2019 : Sukhothai Loy Krathong and Candle Festival 2019

The Loy Krathong festival is nearly upon us and Sukhothai is Thailand’s most fitting city to celebrate this long-standing tradition among its 700-year-old ruins of cultural heritage. To experience Loy Krathong at its best, Sukhothai Historical Park is the place to be. Every year in the middle of November, the Historical Park will be hosting the much-anticipated event called ‘Sukhothai Loy Krathong and Candle Festival’. This 2019, the event will be held during 2 – 11 November. To wander around the festival here is to see and witness Loy Krathong through the eyes of a local as Sukhothai is where locals are to be seen more so than foreign visitors and for this, you’re experiencing authentic Thainess that other bigger touristy cities could not offer.

Sukhothai Loy Krathong festival could have been considered an event that showcases the essence of Thailand in multiple artistic fields. Any Thai traditional performances, arts, food and entertaining shows you may have witnessed, we bet they would not be as magnificent as what you’ll get to see in the event. The firework show here is the longest. The ancient market here is of uniqueness with ancient ambience of vendors wearing Thai traditional costume, eco-friendly disposable tableware, bamboo dining table and local Sukhothai specialties. Throughout your dinnertime, Sukhothai impresses all its guests once again with its dinner show of Thai traditional performance. The Light & Sound show here is no ordinary. Aside from 300 staff associated, the greatness of the show is also defined by the use of Projection Mapping onto historic sites.

Tickets for the Light & Sound show are available for sale today. There are three ticket prices: 600, 900 and 1,200 THB. For Bangkok Airways passengers, receive a 50% discount when presenting Bangkok Airways Boarding Pass (Any routes). The discount applies to the Light & Sound show on the dates from 3-8 November 2019 only.


Welcome to the Sukhothai Village Market, a Thai ancient market setup where it will take you back to the old days during the first Thai kingdom which dated back to 700 years ago.



This is just a part of the Sukhothai Loy Krathong Festival: Majestic Traditional dance of Thailand.


Unlike other bigger cities in Thailand celebrating Loy Krathong, Sukhothai differs from the rest as you’ll get to see more locals than foreign visitors 🙂


Quality crafted products and fabrics are put up for sale. This is a festival that allows you to bring home Thai exotic souvenirs.






The Loy Krathong festival has temporarily turned Sukhothai Historical Park into a catwalk for beautiful parade of Thai elegance.

Noppamas Beauty Contest Sukhothai

Noppamas Beauty Contest held in Sukhothai is the greatest in the kingdom, whether it is exquisite adornment of palanquins, the grandeur of parade, the number of contestants participated and all glamorous beauty queens.

**Noppamas is the noble lady who first made krathong as a gift for the king during some time in the 14th century.



Sukhothai ancient market as part of the event is where locals come for lunch and dinner.


These cute and colorful krathongs are sold at reasonable price and they look really cool especially when it appears on your news feed 🙂




At 5.45 a.m. from 2-11 November, there will be a ceremony of giving alms to Buddhist monks at the wooden bridge in front of Wat Traphang Thong. So be an early riser to attend this auspicious Buddhist ceremony.




Have you ever been on a picnic with a large stupa as your view? Why not try your first time here in Sukhothai in the Loy Krathong festival.


The Light & Sound show is a highlight of the Sukhothai Loy Krathong 2019. More than 300 staff involved, the show entirely awakens the Historical Park with its mass production and the use of Projection Mapping onto historical sites. It’s the greatest Light & Sound show ever!






DIY session? Here we go! The Sukhothai Loy Krathong 2019 festival actually gives a platform where even novices can practice their craft skill. This covers a wide range of Sukhothai local products with the help of friendly and professional instructor.



These are what Sukhothai has to offer: A night of celebration, tranquil getaway and cultural immersive experience. Fly direct flight from Bangkok to Sukhothai with Bangkok Airways, Thailand’s full service airline. Celebrate Loy Krathong 2019 like no other during 2-11 November 2019 only at Sukhothai Historical Park.



Location: Sukhothai Historical Park

*There is no entrance fee, the ticket only includes the Light & Sound show.

**Book flight to Sukhothai –> Bangkok Airways

***For more information, please contact 0 5561 6228 or visit ‘TAT Sukhothai fanpage’.

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