Thais celebrate Loy Krathong Festival

A colourful Krathong procession at Santi Chaiprakarn Park on Phra Arthit Road on Monday night.

Thai people across the country and tourists last night took part in Loy Krathong Festival.  They flooded temples and spots around lakes, rivers and canals to float Krathong to pay respect to the goddess of water.

Authorities and environment advocates have been urging Thai people to use disposable materials to make Krathong, a lotus-shaped raft, decorated with candles, incense and flowers.


Loy Krathong falls on the night of the 12th lunar month, usually in November, at the end of the rainy season.  Popular places that attracted large numbers of Loy Krathong well-wishers in Bangkok included Wat Saket (Phukhao Thong), Benjasiri Park on Sukhumvit Road, Santi Chaiprakarn Park on Phra Arhit Road and Rama VIII bridge.



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