Yi Peng Lantern Festival





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Why Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Thailand?

The night sky and every waterway in Chiang Mai will glisten with delicate paper lanterns, each one representing the release of negative energy and troubled times. Join them in welcoming positivity and prosperity.

This discovery tour of northern Thailand culminates in an homage to Buddha and the Hindu Goddess of water at the enchanting Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai. Your journey begins in Bangkok where you will glide through the city’s canals in longtail boats, past curious stilted houses and vibrant floating markets weighed down with all the colour and flavour of Thailand.

A Journey Through Nature, History And Faith.

In the north-west you will reach the heart of WWII history along the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass and stay at Kanchanaburi Floating Hotel; a nod to the glimmering lanterns of Chiang Mai.

Explore the waterfalls of Chiang Rai and float down to Ayutthaya - the old capital city of Thailand. It is home to one of the most revered religious spectacles in Thailand, where the head of a giant bronze Buddha that fell long ago has slowly been embraced and lifted by a nearby tree. Ayutthaya is home to many ancient monuments that will leave you gaping in awe.

Kicking off in Bangkok, and departing by sleeper train, you will arrive in bustling Chiang Mai with its sprawling night markets and exotic street food just in time for the festivities of Yi Peng Lantern Festival.

In Short:

  • Explore the nature, culture and history of northern Thailand.
  • See Chiang Mai during the magical Yi Peng Lantern Festival.
  • Send worries and negative energy away with traditional  paper lanterns.
Will Howell Cornes
Will Howell Cornes Author & Events Manager