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    Loy Krathong

    The Chao Phraya River is the main focus for celebrations with bridges and buildings decked out in bright lights for the occasion. This year I will go there.

    Do you like Loy Krathong?

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    I love Loy Krathong.... It's by far my favorite Thai tradition... I hope to experience it again soon...

    Have a happy one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsola View Post
    Do you like Loy Krathong?
    So so.

    I'm not much into crowds. Especially Asian crowds. But it is about the tamest of Thai celebrations and nice to go down to the local khlong with the kid. Or beer garden with anyone that will go with me.

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    I dont like loy krathong but have to go every years hehe..kidding..I love it...

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    Welcome to the Buffalo Board, Corsola...Where are your other 4 posts?...Sounds like a Toyota hybrid you're driving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    I dont like loy krathong but have to go every years hehe..kidding..I love it...
    Do you get a day off from work? Or at least get to wear traditional costumes to the office and take 1 trillion selfies?

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    No day off but we loy krathong in night so I can go meet friend also its fun...I missed loy krathing at issan it more fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    No day off but we loy krathong in night so I can go meet friend also its fun...I missed loy krathing at issan it more fun
    I want to Loy Krathong in night with you.


    What part of Isaan are you from?

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    KK but I live and work in BKK now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    I want to Loy Krathong in night with you.


    What part of Isaan are you from?
    This gets more cringeworthy by the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    KK
    Rural KK is quite nice, the city is a bit too block designed for me. Reminds me of American city blocks in its layout.

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    I am in phu weing if you know the place ...a bit nice but i back home only new years and songkran ...up to my mood heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    i back home only new years and songkran ...up to my mood heh
    Same as most then. I'm the opposite. I traveled for NYE and Songkran in my first year here.

    That was a lesson learned.

    For the past nine years it's been either staying around home or overseas for both of them. Bangkok is actually quite nice at New Year as everyone has buggered off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsola View Post
    The Chao Phraya River is the main focus for celebrations with bridges and buildings decked out in bright lights for the occasion. This year I will go there.

    Do you like Loy Krathong?
    You may be in for a surprise as the country is in mourning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsola
    The Chao Phraya River is the main focus for celebrations
    .... only if you live in the metropolis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrry View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Corsola View Post
    The Chao Phraya River is the main focus for celebrations with bridges and buildings decked out in bright lights for the occasion. This year I will go there.

    Do you like Loy Krathong?
    You may be in for a surprise as the country is in mourning.
    Let's hope it lasts until after Songkran.

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    Loy krathong songkran 55+

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    I was in Bangkok for Loy Krathong in the seventies. I did not even know about it, when I booked the flight. I liked it a lot then, peaceful crowds. One major drawback, plastics were the rage at the time and they floated huge amounts of non biodegradable junk. I have heard they abandoned that folly quite quickly.

    I was at the Bangkok Zoo which had opened for that night. Then to a street carnival, where I was the only farang, as far as I could see. They had a ferris wheel of maybe 5m height that was hand driven. Nice memories.
    "don't attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence"

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    The markets have mostly black and white lanterns this year. Not cheerful at all. Makes me feel sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The markets have mostly black and white lanterns this year. Not cheerful at all. Makes me feel sad.
    That is a bit sad. There's going to be a few weepy Thais letting them off.

    I think the drunken violence will come during Songkran (even more than usual).

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    Loy Krathong is drunk Thai guys playing with ordinance. There is a sweet side in the villages for sure though.

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    ^ Yeah buts its good for a perve & a beer.
    . One of the better nights out down by the water.
    . Is fishing banned during Loy krathong ? Be a good night for squidding *

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