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Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

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Wat Phra Ram, oldest Ayutthayan temple

Amazing Ruins of Ayutthaya

ARIEL ALEXIS - arnobs66 [1,232]

  Ayutthaya , whose name means “undefeatable” in Sanskrit, may not be as popular as Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket but it’s one of the many places in Thailand that’s...

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Ban Chang, Thailand. Two students perform traditional dance to celebrate Loy Kratong. In their left hands they hold a lotus flower containing a candle.

Loy Krathong

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,701]

As with many traditional festivals, the Thai festival of Loy Krathong, known as Yi Peng in the north, has many conflicting explanations of its purposes. Is it a Brahmanic rite honoring the dead? A...

Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
Topics: Festivals | Traditions
Six-year old Gun - armed and dangerous.

A Wet Hot Summer: The Thai New Year Celebration

Grace Rauh - grauh [98]

I glowered at my adversary across the crowd of people. We were both armed. I reached for my weapon but he shot first, spraying my face with a concentrated stream of ice-cold water. His face twisted...

Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
Topics: People | Festivals | Traditions

The wetter the better: Thailand's Songkran festival

Donald Gilliland - dgilliland [4,035]

Imagine this scene: scads of Clampett-like hillbilly families crammed into the back of pickup trucks, chugging along in bumper-to-bumper traffic and squirting water at other vehicles and pedestrians.

Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
Topics: Culture | Travel | Festivals
These Krathongs are released on the nearest body of water in a yearly offering to the Goddess of the water. Loy Krathong festival, Thailand.

Festivals of Thailand

Ee Lin Wan - eelin [4,126]

Not many countries can match Thailand in the sheer number and variety of its traditional festivals, which seem to be holding their own pretty well against the rapid development and modernization of...

Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
Topics: Culture | Festivals
Two Thai woman perform next to naka statues during parade kick off of the Songkran festival in Bangkok. Thailand's famed Songkran water festival, which commemorates the kingdom's traditional lunar new year, usually falls in April.

Songkran in Bangkok

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,681]

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Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
Topics: Festivals | Religion | Traditions
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