Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2018

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Friday, November 23, 2018
Thai flying lanterns - CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved
Thailand
Thai flying lanterns
CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved

Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival continues ancient local tradition. It is the version of North Thailand to the famous Loi Krathong fiestas – “Loi” means float, “Krathong” is a raft. 

According to the belief, the flying balloons take with it all the troubles and the daily difficulties of the person who fly it. Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time. 

Various culture events take place in the festival; contests of flying balloons, parades of light and shadows, regatta contests, contests of floating lightened rafts (Krathong) made of banana leafs.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Contact details:
TAT Tourist Information Centres in Thailand
1600 New Phetburi Road, Makkasan,
Rajatevee, Bangkok 10310.
Phone: +66 2250 5500
Fax : +66 2250 5511
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Bangkok
Currency:
baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency:
220V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+66
Time Zone:
(UTC+7)
UTC+7 ,Summer (UTC+7)
Language:
Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.
Location:
Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Tourism Authority of Thailand 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi , Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: 662 250 5500 , TAT Call Center 1672
Climate:
Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid.
Thailand background and overview
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
53
Longitude:
98.98167°
Latitude:
18.79028°

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