Chiangmai for Loy Krathong / Yee Peng

The Festival of Lights is celebrated all around Thailand with Loi Krathongs (lotus-shaped receptacles) released on water to bring luck and fulfill wishes. In Chiang Mai, the observation of the festival of lights, called Yi Peng, is uniquely different.

Instead of water vessel, Chiang Mai people release thousand of lighted lanterns in the sky while making a wish. The sky transforms itself in a wonderful and surreal sea of little lanterns floating away. The spectacle is mesmerizing.

During the week end, many events will be held in the city of Chiang Mai: traditional Thai dance, Grand Yi Peng Parade,beauty pageants, fireworks, decorations in the old city... Traditional Lanna dance featuring women with long golden fingernails dancing in synchronized movements is one of the event to catch.

Proposed Itinerary (subject to changes)

Itinerary:
Day 1 3rd November
Meet on arrival and Transfer to hotel and go to Doi Suthep Temple. Dinner at the rain forest restaurant. Check in at Imperial Maeping

Day 2 4th November
Chiangmai- Mae Hong Son by flight +Mae Hongsorn city tour, visit fish cave and Mud spa. Check in at Tara Mae Hong Son

Day 3 5th November
Mexican sunflower field, Pang Ung Lake and Rakthai village, stay overnight at the resort. Check in at the Tea Garden Resort

Day 4 6th November
Pang Ung Lake- Pai / Kew Lom view point/Lord cave + Pai + night local walking street market. Check in at Pai Lanna

Day 5 7th November
Pai City+ Wat Mae Yen /Santi Chon Village/Coffee In love/Historical bridge/Huay Namdung National Park- Chiang Mai. Check in at Imperial Maeping

Day 6 8th November
Return to airport for flight back to Singapore

Inclusive
Hotel, ABF, Domestic Flights /Transportation + Petrol + Guide + All entrance Fee

Exclusive
International Flights, places not on itinerary, other expenses and tips for guide and driver

Land Tour Cost: Twin Sharing - SGD600. Single - SGD720. (minimum 5 to go)

International Flights: Will look out for Tiger Air specials and we will book the flights first. Will settle land tour around 3 months prior or when we need to reserve the Hotel.

Do Note: YeePeng is slated to happen either on 6th/7th November and only be confirmed closer to the date. Hence we are looking to give ourselves some leeway in terms of timing and may leave on the 4th and come back on the 9th November instead.

So please understand the program will change to reflect the nature of how the Thais work in terms of timing (something like our fengshui master finding the best timing).

If you are interested PLEASE email me at [masked]

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/592071967551372/

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  • Zen K.

    Khun Wilson wong! Can I have ur email plzz? Or u can drop me a message in my email address. Would like to share some ideas with u. Hope it gonna work for our mutual benefits regarding photography. My email is the same as I reply comment to Khun Donald.

    May 10, 2014

  • Donald

    Hi Zen. Can you give me yr email addr. Tks

    May 10, 2014

    • Zen K.

      Yeah sure Khun Donald. (In Thai we use "khun" as a "Mr./Sir in English) my email below. [masked]

      May 10, 2014

  • Zen K.

    Chiang Mai is a beautiful place and Loykrathong as well. I will really miss this meetup with u guys. But u guys let me know if I can help u for anything coz I'm in Bangkok from last 5 years. And gonna start my own photography meetup group in Bkk on coming Monday 12 may.

    May 10, 2014

  • Donald

    Wilson your twin sharing SGD600 and single SGD720 is for how many days stay. Wuld apprec if you can compute the cost of the whole duration of the tour excluding personal expenses. Example
    1. Transportation
    2. Flight ticket-- return fare and any taxes
    3. Accommodation
    4. Under your Excluding 'other places not in the itinerary. So the itinerary listed by you is anyone of them under this category.

    May 5, 2014

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