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Annie FL-GA  
#1 Posted : Sunday, July 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
Annie FL-GA


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Has anyone attended (or planning to attend) an annual lantern release in Thailand, such as Mae Jo or Yi Peng? I am going to be there during a full moon in November and am very interested in observing such an event. Gate1 reps were unable to give me any info on the accessibility of such an event, and the things I have read on the internet have been confusing to say the least. Thanks!
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LuvToTravelWorld  
#2 Posted : Monday, July 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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If you are there during that day yes you will go and see it.  It's all over Thailand.
Sharon ~ Florida, USA
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littlera  
#3 Posted : Monday, July 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Most Gate 1 itinerries include at least one lantern release.  There were two during our river Kwai trip.  Not thousands of lanterns like the major festival, but still fun.
Randy and Deanie
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Dogma  
#4 Posted : Monday, July 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Google "Loy kratong" to learn about the festival.  Chiang Mai is  magical but it is also great in Bangkok.  In addition to the lanterns, small floral offerings are lighted and placed in moving water.  Do not miss if possible!  We were lucky to be in Chiang Mai for the festival and then got to experience the Bangkok version a few days later.  The lantern release at the private home is fun but being in the midst of Thais celebrating was wonderful.  Enjoy!
Did you take this trip?  Was the ship the Mekong Navigator?  Did you enjoy cruise portion?  Would appreciate any other insights you can share.
Annie FL-GA  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Thank you all very much!
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