NYE Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai


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9 Responses

  1. MerryBeth Vithoulkas says:

    Was this lantern festival on Dec 31st (western NYE) or in April (Thai NYE)? Thank you!

  2. Andrew says:

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this article! I am planning on going this NYE and have been searching for information all over! This is so helpful and I really appreciate it!

    • Dani says:

      Glad to hear that! How long will you be in Thailand or in South East Asia?

      • Andrew says:

        My girlfriend and I are still planning where we are going to go and how long we.’re going to be in each city… We are flying into Bangkok December 27 and flying out of Bangkok January 12. The only thing for sure on our itinerary is the lantern Festival… we had some places we were going to look into, but of course any input or feedback from you is always appreciated!

        • Pablo says:

          So just over 2 weeks? We did Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. We travel a little slower because we were working while we were visiting. In that time you could also add Chiang Rai. We didn’t make it there but it looks super cool. How long do you plan on staying in each place?

  3. Shawna says:

    Hi, I am going to be in Chiang Mai for NYE this year 2017 with a total of 9 people. We want to see the lanterns, so any advice would be appreciated. We currently are looking for a hotel to stay in close to the city center and the festival. Thanks

  4. Anita says:

    Hi! This is very helpful! I read somewhere that the road Doi Suthep is closed leading up to and shortly after NYE. Does this mean that we need to get to Chiang Mai before this date in order to see the lanterns? Or is the lantern area definitely always open regardless of when we arrive to Chiang Mai?


    • Anita says:

      Also, Do you have any recommendations on where to stay? Should I book now for NYE or wait until we arrive in Bangkok at the beginning of December?
      Thanks again!!

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