Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 36

Thread: Loy Kranthong

  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    William's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    19-05-2013 @ 06:37 AM
    Location
    In jail
    Posts
    5,822

    Loy Kranthong

    I see in the calendar that Loy Kranthong is two weeks away (16th.). This is one of my favorite Thai festivals. I believe the event is best experienced in the North - CM in particular.

    Anyone else enjoy this festival?

    Post pics too please

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    05-12-2007 @ 03:50 AM
    Location
    Gropecvnt Lane Bkk
    Posts
    1,476
    used to float my Kranthongs in the Chao Phraya off the Oriental Hotel pier
    but it has become too hardfile, too much traffic etc. and since they started usind all sorts of non biodegradable shit to make the floats, I've started staying at home floating in my G&Ts

  3. #3
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    I was under the immpression that Loy Krathong was this weekend. What calender did you see that on?

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    William's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    19-05-2013 @ 06:37 AM
    Location
    In jail
    Posts
    5,822

  5. #5
    I am in Jail
    stroller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    12-03-2019 @ 09:53 AM
    Location
    out of range
    Posts
    23,080
    Yeah, it's on the 5th this year.

    Pics after the event...

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    William's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    19-05-2013 @ 06:37 AM
    Location
    In jail
    Posts
    5,822
    Damn - admin screwed up with the calendar !!

    Cannot trust anything you read on this forum

  7. #7
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    For those of you who have only experienced loy krathong in bkk, you have no idea what you are missing ut on in Chiang mai. This place gets nuts, I will take some photos and make up an album after the event as well. It's nothing but three night of big bangs, pops, screams and sparks, oh yeah and some krathongs as well. Worth the trip up here i think, I had never seen anything like it.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    William's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    19-05-2013 @ 06:37 AM
    Location
    In jail
    Posts
    5,822
    ^ i'm looking forward to seeing your pics

  9. #9
    I am in Jail
    Lily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    14-05-2014 @ 05:06 PM
    Posts
    6,815
    There is a big Thai community in Sydney and a lovely park on the Parramatta River where they have a big Loy Kratong festival every year.

    The locals have joined in and the Thais have stall helping them make the Kratongs and Thai food stalls and dancing.

    It is really a lovely evening.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Bah Humbug!

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    27-11-2006 @ 09:00 AM
    Posts
    2,894
    My favorite part of Loy Krathong is that no matter where you go you get to listen to the "Loy Krathong" song over and over and over and over again....

    Download it here in MP3 format:

    Loy Kratong Song MP3

    And read all about it here:

    Loy Krathong

  12. #12
    punk douche bag
    ChiangMai noon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    o dan y bryn
    Posts
    29,256
    I'm glad you screwed up on the dates William.
    had me worried, my mother came especially for it and will be gone by the 16th.

    I'm scared of loy krathong up here.
    Like a fukking war zone.
    I'll leave the picture taking to Cali Kid.

  13. #13
    RIP
    klongmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Nonthaburi
    Posts
    4,382
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Bah Humbug!
    sometimes I wonder why you're here Marmers...

    is there anything comparable in your home country that you'd like to share with us?...

    Personally I think it's the best of all thai festivals and I really enjoy it every year...

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    William's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    19-05-2013 @ 06:37 AM
    Location
    In jail
    Posts
    5,822
    ^ I always want it to be a public holiday, I enjoy it that much

  15. #15
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I'm scared of loy krathong up here. Like a fukking war zone. I'll leave the picture taking to Cali Kid.
    I'll let you know how many times I get hit by bottle rockets while snapping the pics.

    Quote Originally Posted by William
    ^ I always want it to be a public holiday, I enjoy it that much
    Me too, I think I enjoy it more than song kran

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Bah Humbug!
    sometimes I wonder why you're here Marmers...

    is there anything comparable in your home country that you'd like to share with us?...

    Personally I think it's the best of all thai festivals and I really enjoy it every year...
    I dislike most things to do with religion as it's all a crock of shit. If I had kids it would be different, but I don't.

    So, you're saying that I should return to Foggyland because I think religion is bollocks? Strange...

  17. #17
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I dislike most things to do with religion as it's all a crock of shit. If I had kids it would be different, but I don't.
    I myself am not religious, I also was not aware that loy krathong had anything to do with religioun. Think about it this way, "Out of sight, out of mind". Who said it's not just another excuse to party again?

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    In a rather cold and dark place
    Posts
    12,823
    I fucking hate it.

    Lots of ignorant ****s park outside my gate and block it forcing me to get aruguments with them.

    THe missus is worried since I'm on my own this year and has stuck a big no parking sign outside.

    I accept that the tuk-tuks will park there but they will move if I need. When some monkey fuck parks across the drive that really really riles me.

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    27-11-2006 @ 09:00 AM
    Posts
    2,894

    Loy Krathong Korat 2005


    Ms. B and Pim make their Krathong




    Floating away.


    This at Wat Suan Prik Thai


    Who's the old fart trying to set the moo baan on fire?

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    24-12-2018 @ 04:38 PM
    Posts
    1,215
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post


    Personally I think it's the best of all thai festivals and I really enjoy it every year...

    Agreed

  21. #21
    The Pikey Hunter
    Gerbil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Roasting a Hedgehog
    Posts
    12,356
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    I fucking hate it.

    Lots of ignorant ****s park outside my gate and block it forcing me to get aruguments with them.

    THe missus is worried since I'm on my own this year and has stuck a big no parking sign outside.

    I accept that the tuk-tuks will park there but they will move if I need. When some monkey fuck parks across the drive that really really riles me.
    Just sprinkle a bunch of these outside your gate.....



  22. #22
    befuddled
    danbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Online
    10-08-2008 @ 10:57 PM
    Location
    Hatty Town
    Posts
    3,452
    My favourite too. I'll miss it in LoS this year although I might float a polystyrene ceiling tile in the bath to get in the spirit of it. As has been mentioned Chiangmai is manic....The scene on the river in Apocalypse Now comes to mind. I particularly like the lanterns; they look lovely.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

  23. #23
    Member

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    26-04-2008 @ 04:12 AM
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    378
    We were in Udon last year for Loy Krathong, started in the village and then moved to Nong Prajak Park. It's a lovely, festive atmosphere in the park with food and balloon vendors, krathong vendors, music, parades.

    Several Thai gentlemen helped us crazy falangs with our krathongs, as we weren't on a smooth bank (would have been SO embarassing to fall in) and were quite amused that we weren't married yet -- lots of commentary on our krathongs staying together.

    Best of all -- the lanterns are fabulous, a neverending stream of them moving across the sky.

    I have photos but am still trying to figure out the gallery posting process.

  24. #24
    Displaced Member
    cali kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    20-03-2012 @ 10:24 AM
    Location
    Chiang mai
    Posts
    1,109
    just a little something to get started with

    I will go get more today, much more.

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by gulfcoast
    I have photos but am still trying to figure out the gallery posting process.
    http://teakdoor.com/how-to-use-stuff...a-picture.html (How to post a picture)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •