Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thailand hotel deals during Loy Kratong

Loy Kratong or Loi Krathong is Thailand’s most romantic and beautiful festival celebrated annually on the night of the 12th full moon. During the festival, people honor and thank the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae Khongkha, for her help in providing the most basic of all human necessities. Since Thailand was, and still is, a largely agricultural society, a healthy supply of water has long been central to the country’s prosperity and development. On the night of Loy Kratong, rivers, ponds, lakes and canals across the country are thronged with people making their offerings, just as they have done for centuries.

Kratong (the lotus-shaped receptacle which can float on the water) is the central piece of the Loy Kratong ceremony. Kratong is usually made from a cross-section of a banana tree or wood. Modern krathongs are more often made of bread or styrofoam. A krathong is decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks and a low value coin is sometimes included as an offering to the river spirits. The person releasing the kratong to the river light the candle and incense, say a prayer, make a wish, and float – or loy – the kratong on the water.

Another aspect of the Loy Kratong festival is  releasing floating lanterns, called khom loy, into the sky. This is more common in Chiang Mai than Bangkok, and you’re likely to see thousands upon thousands of the lanterns rising slowly into the night in the northern Thai city.

 People releasing  khom loy, floating lanterns, during Loy Kratong
- Source : Thai Nice on You
During this Loi Krathong festival, which falls on November 28th, Asia’s leading hotel booking site is helping travelers to find great deals. To get the most out of this beautiful Thai holiday, make sure to check out’s hotel deals below.

If you book at least 3 days in advance at 5-Star Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa, you can get 15% off the value of your booking.

If you book at least 7 days in advance at 5-Star Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, you can get 10% off the value of your booking.

You can get 11% off the value of your booking at 2.5 Star J & J Guesthouse in Sukhothai City until November 30, 2012.

You can get 10% off the value of your booking at 4 Star Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel until November 30, 2012.

You can get 20% off the value of your booking at Ayodhara Village in Ayutthaya until November 30, 2012.

See details here : lights up Thailand with fabulous Loy Kratong deals

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