Somehow, it’s already Loy Krathong again. What a year.
On Nov 19, the holiday will light up Bangkok with lantern-floating activities, food from flea markets, and action along the riverside. Here’s how you can celebrate the holiday this year.
Held annually along the Chao Phraya, the seventh Bangkok River Festival is back with action at eight piers this year. You can float krathong and enjoy activities for all ages at the Wat Pho, Tha Maharaj, Wat Rakhang, Wat Arun, Wat Kalaya, Wat Prayoon, Sook Siam at Iconsiam, and Asiatique piers. A free shuttle boat will offer rides between the piers on Nov 19 from 4-10pm.
This zero-waste Loy Krathong held at Kasetsart University’s lush campus offers biodegradable krathong in place of plastic. This year, Kasetsart University is collaborating with Chulalongkorn University to offer food and products made by students and outside merchants, as well as student-led activities and live music.
Nov 19, 4pm-midnight. 50 Ngamwongwan Rd. BTS Kasetsart University.
Ong Ang Walking street gathers musicians affected by Covid-19 shutdowns to set up and busk all night long. Along both sides of the canal, you can also enjoy street food and art.
Nov 19-21, 4-10pm. Ong Ang Walking Street, Wang Burapha Pirom, MRT Sam Yot.
Bang Na’s family-friendly community mall is setting up a low-key Loy Krathong, inviting guests to float their lanterns on the property’s artificial pond and then peruse a pop-up market.
Nov 19-21, 3-8pm. Lasalle’s Avenue, 549 Lasalle-Bearing Rd.
The Avani Riverside’s rooftop bar Seen is hosting more of an adult-friendly Loy Krathong, with DJ sets, a “queen of the night” show, food, drinks, and fireworks.
Nov 19, 4pm. Seen Restaurant and Bar, 26/F, Avani Riverside, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-431-9492