Photo Essay: Loi Krathong Festival in Bangkok
The crowds patiently wait at Kiak Kai pier for their turn to send their Loi Krathong down stream
Locals making their final wishes before the Loi Krathong’s maiden voyage
Sending a Loi Krathong into the river
The crowds waiting patiently for their turn at Kiak Kai pier
Hundreds of Loi Krathong glimmer in the river as they get rocked around by the wakes of passing boats
A family making their merits with a Yi Peng lantern
I think there was a lot of emotion in the release of this Yi Peng lantern – I hope his wish comes true!
A perfect end to the night – some drinks and music down at the local watering hole by Kiak Kai pier
Have you ever participated in Loi Krathong? Where were you when it happened? If not, have you ever experienced a similar festival? Where was it, and what did it involve? Feel free to share your stories and feedback in the comment section below!
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The variety of Loi Krathongs is endless. Each one is hand crafted with a unique touch and elegance. Just look how many are still waiting to make it on to the table!!!