Photo Essay: Loi Krathong Festival in Bangkok
Loi Krathong Festival in Bangkok
A story in photos of an ancient Thai celebration
Loi Krathong was such a beautiful celebration, and fascinating on the cultural aspect, that I wanted to share some of my favourite photos from it. This 3 page photo essay looks at the various elements we witnessed at Kiak Kai pier in Bangkok. If you’d like a full description of the festival, please feel free to check out the detailed post of our off-beaten-path adventure here! Otherwise, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
Thousands of Lotus shaped boats for sale, at rock bottom prices given the work involved in making them!
Crowds of locals heading to Kiak Kai pier
100’s of Loi Krathong floats for sale – Just look at all the ones yet to go onto the table!
The variety of Loi Krathongs is endless. Each one is hand crafted with a unique touch and elegance.
This is the Loi Krathong we finally chose – I believe it was 40 Thai baht (roughly $1.30 USD)
A delicious selection of street meat! Marinated chicken and pork BBQd to perfection
Another street meat, of the insect variety. Would you eat one of these critters?
This family was very excited to be celebrating Loi Krathong with their young one! I think it might be passed her bedtime.
The entrance gate to Wat Kaeo Fa Chulamani had a constant flow of people coming to celebrate Loi Krathong
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