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Sukhothai & Loi Krathong Festival, Thailand


Sukhothai Historical Park
Ruins of Sukhothai, literally "Dawn of Happiness", capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, located near the modern city of Sukhothai, in what is now Northern Thailand

The Thai festival of ilghts is derived from one of the age-old practices of creating decorative baskets which are then released and remain afloat on the river. These specially designed baskets are known as karathongs, hence the name of the festival.

More recently candle lit lanterns are launched into the sky, adding even more drama to the event.

_BKK1562Tpz-Nik.jpg Rising Lanterns at Loi Krathong Serenity at Sukhothai Golden Hour Loi Krathong Festival Dancers
Thai Ancient Capital at Sukhothai Water Lily Pond Sukhothai Loi Krathong Grand Entrance Sukhothai: Dawn of Happiness
Serene Sukhothai Loi Krathong Drama Candle Lghting Tree Reflections & Water Lillies A Touch of Thai
Sukhothai Loi Krathong Lanterns & Full Moon Rising In the Temple Elephants in Mock Battle Festival of Lights
Grand Finale Procession Echoes of the Past Flowers for the Buddha Sukhothai Spectacular
Ancient Sunset One of the great fallen temples of this ancient city. Celebration Among the Ruins Loi Krathong Festival The Lanterns Begin to Rise
Remaining Stupas at Sukothai Elephants in Mock Battle Loi Krathong Festival Grounds 1603 A Rare 'Walking' Buddha
Elephant Shrine Ruins Sukhothai Historical Park Water Lily Sunrsie Stupa with Elephants Reflections from the Past
Full Cast & Fireworks Ancient Reflections Lanterns Rising Loi Krathong Dancers Sukhothai at Night
Afternoon Liight Loi Krathong Procession Amid the ruins of Sukhothai Loi Krathong Celebration The Sukhothai Historical Park
Celebrating Loi Krathong Into the Light Ancient Sukhothai Wat Reflection Sunset on the Ancient City
Buddha PhotoArt Arrival by Tuk Tuk Seated Buddha Elephant Greeting Children and Looking for Snacks Sukhothai Historical Park
 Pre Performance Dinner