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Chiang Mai November Festivals: Loi Krathong and Yi Peng
Witness and take part in one of Thailand's most magical experiences! Watch lanterns take to the skies of Chiang Mai during Yi Peng, the Thai Festival of Lights. Yi Peng coincides with the annual Loy Krathong festival so you can experience two traditional events in one. Join one of these special tours and get to know Chiang Mai during this festive period. Explore the city landmarks and then take part in the celebrations by float a krathong basket in the river and release a sky lantern.
November Double Celebrations
In Northern Thailand, the Loy Krathong festival and Yi Peng Lantern festival usually happen at the same time making it a special and exciting time to visit the region. The famous festivals both take place in the 12th Thai lunar month, which often falls in November. The ceremonies are quite the wondrous sights as thousands of decorated baskets (krathongs) and paper lanterns (khom loi) illuminates the river and the sky. Make wishes come true!
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