Thailand highlights seven venues to discover Thainess culture of Loi Krathong Festival

first_imgThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is encouraging local and international tourists to experience Thainess culture presented through the legendary Loi Krathong Festival.Visanu Jaroensilp, TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business said, “The Loi Krathong Festival has been practiced in Thailand for centuries, so it is a precious cultural heritage of the kingdom. Loi Krathong takes place during one of the best times in Thailand when there is a full moon in the sky, water in the river, and the weather is nice and cool, which is the perfect time for a lovely celebration. We have listed Loi Krathong among Thailand’s most impressive cultural events under plans to raise their profile into world events.”This year, TAT has listed seven venues from different regions, each of which has its own distinctive style of Loi Krathong celebrations, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Tak, Ayutthaya, Samut Songkram and Ratchaburi.In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River is the centre of the Loi Krathong celebration. TAT in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and several public and private agencies would stage the grand Loi Krathong event, at several venues along the Chao Phraya River.The River Festival 2015, hosted by Thai Beverage, would be held at seven unique spots along the Chao Phraya River, including four temples – Wat Arun Ratchawararam, Wat Chetupon Wimonmangkhlaram, Wat Prayurawongsawas, and Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan – and three riverside attractions – Tha Maharat, Yodpiman Riverwalk, and Asiatique the Riverfront. Each venue would feature the Thai way of life and cultural performances.In addition, eight hotels on the riverside are joining hands to host an extravagant fireworks display over the Chao Phraya River between Sathon Bridge and Phra Pokklao Bridge.Loi Krathong is a nationwide celebration and visitors would be able to experience the festivals at any destinations across Thailand.last_img read more