The Loi Krathong Festival
Yesterday, as every year during the full moon night of November is celebrated Loi Krathong festival in Thailand (also in parts of Laos and Myanmar).
This festival was intended to show respect to the spirits of the water and contaminate apologize for. Today is a party to have fun, throw firecrackers, Loi Krathongs put in water and drink and eat with friends.
Loi means to float and Krathong is a boat made of banana leaves with flowers, candles and incense that is put in the water. So, the party is to put these boats in the river, although put in any water rafting, to take them as far as possible. Some people also makes your hair and some small coin to the spirits and pray before letting them go. More festivals in Thailand and other countries .
The situation in Bangkok and Thailand by flooding (11/11/2011)
Regarding the situation in Bangkok everything is quiet.? You should cancel your trip?
In my opinion no. The central part of Bangkok has not seriously affected and never stay today is quiet, but it is true that the situation is changing and no one can tell you what exactly will happen in the coming days. However, the forecasts are optimistic, tourists and travelers keep coming and the main areas and tourist attractions of the city are open (except for the Chatuchak Market). Yesterday in the newspaper Bangkok Post said that it is possible in 11 days ending flood alerts in the capital.
If you can always concerned about coming to Thailand without visiting Bangkok . If you want to visit the capital do not think that you have problems. All shops are open, as always there is food and water, and although sometimes trouble finding bottles in convenience stores like 7-Eleven in, and there will always osmosis treated water. No one will go thirsty. Here's a photo taken in central Bangkok yesterday:
As for the country's transportation :
More information on Thailand Tourism .
Photos of Loi Krathong Festival
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About the Author Founder and co-author of this Blog. Pol lives in Bangkok since 2010, when he decided to stay to complete a gap year trip to Asia and Oceania. Previously I had made other long trips across the Asian continent. Pol works in his newly created company (World Nomad Travel Co., Ltd.) and as a freelance lecturer at several universities in Thailand.
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Like monkeys?2007-05-11 11:42:51 by diannejt
I'm not sure exactly when, but some time in November the town of Lopburi throws a banquet for the monkeys that have overrun their town. It would be a riot to see. It's outdoors (on the lawn of Prang Sam Yot, I believe) and free to everyone.
I didn't catch the banquet (I was there in Dec/Jan) but Lopburi is a fun place to spend the day (but no more). It's about an hour out of Bangkok by tra... pretty funny and you can get some great pictures. It's something a little different.
Mind you, everything in Thailand is "a little different". And cheap as dirt. You're going to have an AWESOME time!
Oh yeah, and avoid Koh Samui. It's a tourist trap.
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