Loy Krathong Festival On Chaophraya Cruise Thursday November 22, 2018
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What is Loy Krathong?
Krathong is a Thai term which refers to a piece of banana trunk decorated with flowers, banana leaves, candle and incense sticks. The word Loy means to float in the Thai language. When put together, those two terms simply mean floating banana trunk festival. Modern krathongs are mostly made out of bread or Styrofoam. But Styrofoam krathongs are sometimes not allowed as they pollute the water and they are difficult to decompose. Bread Krathongs are more environmentally friendly as they are biodegradable and in most cases eaten by fish.
Why do Thai people want to float a krathong? There are many stories regarding how the festival originated. One of the versions is that Thai people have long been closely involved with rivers for ages as Thailand is an agriculture based country. This means rivers are like their own blood veins. And to show respect to the river, basically the goddess of the river called Pra Mae Khongkha, Thai people decided to make a Krathong to worship and ask for forgiveness. The Thais now also see it as a time to wave goodbye to misfortune, wash away sins of the past year, and make wishes for the coming year.
Embark aboard the cruise off the River City Pier for a cruise trip along the Chao Phraya to sightsee and get fascinated with humble Thai way of life along the riverbanks. Adding to the attractions are magnificent architectures standing elegant just before the river. Sit back and relax with toothsome foods and beverages with the live music.
Let's enjoy such an unforgettable experience with your family, your friends, or someone special.
• Welcome drink with snack
• Live band and Professional Singers
• Krathong (Only Program 2)
• Special Show "The Pursuit of Supanna Matcha and Manora Kinnaree Thai Classical Dance" (Only Program 2)
• Thai& International Buffet
• Special Fireworks Show(Only Program 2)