The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

November 27, 2015 by David Herd

Float a basket

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

 Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand means “float a basket”, it’s a beautiful Thai ceremony held every November coinciding with the full moon. The baskets are constructed from banana leaves and flowers, some are small and some are large and elaborate.

Hard at work for Loy Krathong Thailand

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

From 7 am these ladies are busy constructing the Krathongs.

 Small Krathongs

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

The idea is you place a little money in the Krathong then send it out to float and it will take your bad luck with it.

Extra large Krathongs

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

As you can imagine a lot of work goes into making these fabulous Krathongs.

These girls will work for hours

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

Sitting on the Beach Road footpath for hours is no problem for these industrious ladies.

Fast asleep

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

It’s all too much for this young guy, it’s 7’30 am and he is taking a nap.

All hands on deck

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

Even the kids are recruited to help out granny. 🙂

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand early evening

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

Beach Road come alive when the sun goes down. This guy certainly has a lot of stock to sell.

Opposite the A-One hotel.

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

It’s 8.30 pm and where are the crowds?

The lanterns are the star of the show

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

  Lanterns are a wonderful sight floating high in the  sky. Thai people believe if you make a wish prior to take off, and if the lantern is still alight when it goes out of sight, your wish will come true.

Houston, we have a problem

These guys initially had a problem with lift-off, however perseverance won out in the end.

The crowd in 2014

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand


The beach was packed last year for Loy Krathong Thailand 2014.

Loy Krathong Thailand 2015

Loy Krathong Celebration Thailand

This year I estimate the crowd was only about 10% compared with last year.

Many thanks for visiting my Loy Krathong Thailand photo blog.                       

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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