Where to Celebrate Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai is known to have the best views of thousands of lanterns being released into the sky


Loy Krathong is one of Thailand's most enchanting festival after its New Year's festival Songkran. The festival is held annually all over the country in November and Chiang Mai is known to have the best view of thousands of lanterns being released into the sky. We have rounded up several accommodations to stay at during this November to watch the lanterns released into the sky.

137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

The award-winning 137 Pillars House is a stunning 30 suite boutique Hotel with a rich colonial past; built around the original colonial teak homestead which dates back to the late 1800’s.  It is located in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes’ walk from the historical Wat Gate Temple, Ping River and boutique shopping area.

Experience this magical festival of lights at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai with a stay in one of their luxurious suites. Indulge in the festivities with a special gala evening enriched with a Lanna-style market, a delicious set dinner and traditional entertainment. After dinner, float your Krathong along the Ping River and release your lantern for good luck.

Non-hotel guests are also welcome to join us at this traditional Thai evening, which includes an elegant set dinner, pre-dinner cocktails, a fantastic Lanna performance and is priced at USD 120 ++ (THB 3,900 ++) per person.

Shangri-La Chiang Mai

Experience the magical Loi Krathong Festival at Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai. Conveniently located within the bustling centre of this culturally rich city, Shangri-La Chiang Mai is the perfect 5-star hotel for families.

Shangri-La Chiang Mai has put together a Northern-style market atmosphere, Krathong competition and a spectacular “Lanna” theme buffet with unlimited lobster and seafood. Their “Lobster Night by The Pool” is on 22nd November 2018, from 5pm to 10pm, THB 1,988++ per person. This comes with complimentary Krathong and Lanna lanterns.

For reservations, please call (053) 253 888 or email

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Located along the banks of Mae Ping River, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort provides a peaceful retreat overlooking Suthep Mountain. Boasting minimalist Asian designs, the resort features a spa and pool.

Considered one of the most beautiful nights in Chiang Mai, Anantara is having a sumptuous buffet dinner from just SGD$111++ per person (food only)  featuring gourmet specialities from Thailand, China, Vietnam, India, Japan and Peru.

Enjoy a delightful Lanna dance performance while relaxing in the peaceful ambience by the river. Release your own Krathong into the river from their waterfront deck. Watch the endless stream of Krathongs floating down the river.

For reservations, please call + 66 (53) 253 333 or email

X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort

Luxury 5-star resort, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is situated on the tranquil banks of the Ping River. The surroundings provide a balance of serenity with a dash of the vibrant Chiang Mai city centre just minutes away.

Feast on their Michelin Star Set Dinner prepared by Chef Nicolas Isnard who has held his Michelin Star for 13 years who will be in-house on 23rd November 2018. Enjoy live performances by hammered dulcimer musicians, Thai traditional dance performances in their unique Lanna Chiang Mai Style at THB 3,000++ per person.

For reservations, please contact (053) 931 999 or email fbco.cmr@x2resorts.

Gursheel Dhillon

31 Oct 2018, 10:00 AM

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