Celebrations include floating decorated “krathongs” (little boats) made out of leaves and flowers, together with incense and candles, in rivers, canals, ponds and pools. The festival is believed to originate from an ancient practice of paying respect to the spirit of the waters, and to bring good luck in the year ahead. During the festival the unique rice paper lanterns (Khom Loys) are lit and gently drift high up into the night sky making a spectacular sight.
137 Pillars House have created a special package to celebrate this charming festival which includes Lanna (northern) entertainment and a sumptuous traditional local “Kad Mua ‘buffet dinner. Guests will also learn how to make their own krathong.
The Loy Krathong Package is valid from 5-8 November 2014. Priced at Baht 37,800 (USD1,180) it includes the following:
- Three-night accommodation in the luxurious Rajah Brooke Suite
- Private limousine airport transfers
- Complimentary welcome drink and fruit basket on arrival
- A delicious daily breakfast
- Complimentary soft drinks and beer from minibar
- A traditional local style Kad Mua buffet dinner inclusive of 137 Pillars House signature herbal beverages and soda as well as live entertainment and dancing on 6 November
- A Kom Loy (rice paper lantern) and Krathong (flower arrangement with candles)
Additional nights are available at best available rate for applicable dates, and are inclusive of accommodation and breakfast. All rates are subject to applicable service charge and Government taxes.