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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
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
7:00pm and 10:00pm: Krathong Sai on the banks of the Mae Ping River
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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