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    Loy Kratong Festivities - Chacheongsao

    Loy Kratong is here again and as much as I dislike it due to the parking problems outside my house I have decided to try and be a bit happier this year and go and take some snaps of the festivities.

    Sunday night is the full blown party which is going to be absolute chaos near my house.

    To get things into perspective here are photos of the setup for the party. This has taken two weeks so far to get everything ready.


    This road is closed off completely to traffic on the night.



    The old city wall


    Some sort of local school displays will go in here I think.


    More seating and eating places river side.

    This goes all the way down the river about 100m or so.





    Lights, lights and more lights





    The stage



    One of these is needed to get the juice flowing



    I think this is to protect the party from incoming nukes or something like that.




    Floating thing

    In oneof the photos you can see a bridge in the background. On the night they have raining fireworks from the bridge and a 2 or three million baht firework show. Last year was rumoured to have cost 2 million this year the story is three. Should be good, as long as I can find my tri-pod

    This week we have had jet-ski racing all week, being an anti-social bastard I never went out to get any photos. Tomorrow I will though since I found these parked up around the corner









    There were eight in total (I think forgot to count)

    They should be racing tomorrow. If I get there in time I will get some nice snaps
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    ^Them is little speedboats, not jetskis, isn't they?

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    Yes, that is why I took an interest in them. Jet-skis are a bit boring, these however look more interesting though.

    Anyway shut up NickA

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    I need to find my tripod - I can't hold still enough for night shots. I also really need to buy a decent fill in flash but I am reluctant to spend 10k just for Loy Kratong.

    We shall see.

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    crikey your place actually looks ok in the day time

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    Hmmm.... I've been planning to check out Chachoensao for some time - it's about an hour by train from my place - it actually looks fairly nice.

    I think those boats are called pickleforks!

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    I nearly went to Wat Sathorn today.

    I will go soon and take some photos etc for the greater good of TD.

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    I was going to be a lazy bastard and forget this thread but since I was the original starter of the localised Loy Kratong thread I thought I had better show some more snap[s.

    I have lost my tripod so everything has been taken by my shaky hands.

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