Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival 2-5 November 2017

Chiang Mai has scheduled to celebrate the Yee Peng Chiang Mai Festival 2017 from 2nd to 5th November at the Chiang Mai Municipal Office, Tha Pae Gate and at several temples. Main activities, include the sacred Buddhist chanting ceremony, the Yi Peng Lantern Procession, the Candle Lighting Ceremony, Yi Peng Boat Races as well as several contests and competitions.


2nd November
6:00pm: Opening activity of Lighting Candle tray (Three King’s Monument)
6:30pm: Traditional Lanna Dance (Three King’s Monument)
7:00pm: Opening ceremony of 2017 Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival (Lanna Folklife museum)

There will also be activities all along the city moat from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

3rd November
7:00pm and 10:00pm: Krathong Sai on the banks of the Mae Ping River

4th November
7:00pm-11:00pm: Grand Krathong Procession (Tha Pae Gate – Chiang Mai Municipality Office)

Tourists are allowed to release fire lanterns at Nawarat Bridge on 3-4 November from 7:00pm-1:00am

Fireworks display on 4th November at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. You can wat from the bank of Mae Ping River in front of Chiang Mai Municipality Office.

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3 thoughts on “Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival 2-5 November 2017

  • October 25, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Thank you so much for writing very informative articles…
    when i search about Yee peng Festival i found this,
    “One the day before Loi Krathong
    The biggest lantern release is held behind Mae Jo University in Chiang Mai known as the Lanna Dhutanka grounds.”

    is this true ? or the mentioned placed in your article is the best place to see hundreds of lanterns 😀


    • October 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      The event in Mae Jo is paid and focused on foreigners. Locals are not allowed to do this anymore.

  • December 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Hi. I’m planning to go to this event on November 2018. Does this mean that there will be no more tickets to purchase to be in that spot for tourist area? Everybody will just be concentrated in one area, locals and tourist alike?

    Thanks in advance.


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