Thailand Tour 2013
Chiang Mai | Thailand
17 Nov 2013 | Sun
Day 32 of 43
Wat Phan Tao Loy Krathong Chiang Mai
Wat Phan Tao Loy Krathong is a Buddhist temple located in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This stunningly picturesque temple is renowned for its annual celebration of Loy Krathong, an ancient festival that marks the beginning of the full moon night.
The celebration consists of monks lighting candles and floating baskets made from banana leaves into a sacred pond as an offering to Buddha. Every year, thousands flock to Wat Phan Tao to witness the enchanting ritual with their own eyes. The colorful lanterns lit by monks provide a unique atmosphere and make it easy to understand why this event is so special and cherished among locals.
As visitors take part in this traditional Thai ceremony, they are surrounded by beauty – lush foliage surrounds them while gentle lights flicker across the tranquil surface of the pond.