Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Yee Ping Festival Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand celebrates the Yee Peng festival every fall – celebrating the second month of the Lanna calendar. This holiday is centuries old, and lights up Chiang Mai. The festival is famous for its floating lanterns – made from paper and lit with a fuel cell or candle. The heat trapped in the lantern helps it to rise into sky, making for a breathtaking view when all the lanterns float together during the night celebrations. This year, the festival is on November 17-19. Let us take you there for a once in a life time experience.

We pick you up from your hotel in the afternoon with an English-speaking guide to take you to the festivities. We take you to the place where the biggest celebrations take place: Maejo University, about 45 outside of Chiang Mai. Choose from amongst a large amount of local vendors for your dinner, and if you have any questions about the holiday – your local guide will be there to answer.

A Buddhist ritual and prayer starts the night, and ground torches are lit. After the torches are lit, the people are allowed to light their own lanterns. When the word is given, these lanterns are released into the dark night sky. Soon, the sky is illuminated by thousands of the paper lanterns. Join thousands of others to as they revel in the beauty, and release their worries and their lanterns. It’s a magic and lifting moment: to release your lantern in tandem with the masses of locals. This opportunity is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Thailand – don’t miss the chance to renew your spirit with us during Yee Peng Festival.