Loy Krathong takes place on the evening of the fullmoon, the 22nd of November 2018. Loy literally means ‘to float,’ while Krathong refers to the lotus-shaped receptacle which can float on the water. During the night, Thais will float their krathongs on a river, canal, or a pond lake. The festival is believed to originate in an ancient practice of paying respect to the spirit of the waters. It is also believed to cleanse sins by offering the water spirit a delicate candlelit Krathong float made from banana tree trunk, leaf, incense, and flowers. This is a magical night with many temple fairs. It is a beautiful sight to see – all the Krathongs floating on the water with candles inside and the night ends with spectacular fireworks.
Basic Krathong – Join us at New Road Guest House on the night of the full moon as we celebrate Thailand’s most magical festival. Experience and indulge yourself with it’s history and learn how to make your own Krathong. Then head over to the Chao Phraya riverside to set the Krathongs free. People of all ages come to launch their own krathongs amidst firecrackers and processions of boats decorated with colored lights. Enjoy this workshop with a set of materials for the Krathong, snacks, and drinks / 250 THB per pax
Loy Krathong Tuktuk Package – Discover the beauty of the city and visit the iconic sites around Bangkok’s older districts and see the beauty of its monuments by Tuk-tuk. Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage by exploring Golden Mount, the Giant Swing, Wat Pho and wrap the trip up at the Flower Market where you can set your own handmade Krathongs free by the river. Enjoy this trip with an experienced local tour guide / 2000 THB per pax
Join us on this special day making the Krathongs together at New Road Guesthouse, then to a small local festival down at the riverside to let the Krathongs float on the river and in the end watch the fireworks.