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To Thailand’s Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

Lantern Illustration
Lantern illustration

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Float away your past mistakes at the Loy Krathong & Yi Peng Festivals in Chiang Mai

On November 11th – 13th the river in Chiang Mai will be decorated with lotus-shaped baskets filled with candles as the heavens will become illuminated with swarms of sky lanterns as part of the Krathong & Yi Peng Festivals.

Everyone wants to see the lights in Chiang Mai

Be sure to book your travel tickets before they run out

The ancient belief claims that if your lantern disappears into the dark before the light goes out, you will have an extremely good year

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This really depends on where you’ll be traveling from. 

If you travel to Chiang Mai from Bangkok, the trip will take an average of 10 hours.

If you travel to Chiang Mai from Pai, the trip will take an average time of 3 hours. 

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Choosing the private transfer option, you will be picked up and dropped off according to your predefined instructions. Your ride will be smooth with no stops along the way (you know, unless you need a toilet break.)

Shared transfers will stop for pick ups and drop offs along the way.

Bus rides will usually make at least one stop along the way and some will make additional stops according to travelers’ requests.

A train will not make stops other than to drop off and pick up passengers. But you should have everything you need on board. 

Yes. Your pick up and drop off locations are determined by you.

Depending on the supplier. In most cases, you’ll be able to take your bike and your pet with you, but you should check on Bookaway’s website or by contacting us at

Not really. At Bookaway we do not offer tour guides, but if you choose the private transfer option, it will come with an English speaking driver who would be happy to answer questions and tell you about the scenery.

Yes. The Lanterns Festival in Chiang Mai is one of the most popular festivals in Asia and attracts both locals and travelers from all around the world.

To guarantee your seat, be sure to book your bus, train or van tickets in advance.    

This varies from one supplier to another, but usually when taking a bus you’ll be allowed to bring one big luggage (maximum 20kg) and one hand luggage.

Trains are usually more flexible with their luggage policy and have no special limitations. 

With shared or private transfers, passengers are allowed to bring 1 suitcase and 1 carry on luggage per passenger. 

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