A Traditional Loi Krathong

On November 25, 2015, Chili Paste Tour and the Tha Kha floating market community invite you to a Traditional Loi Krathong along the bucolic waterways of Samut Songkhram province. Join rural villagers as they float bad luck away as part of a moving offering to the water goddess on this magical night. Book now until November 20.



3:00 pm: Meet at Wutthakat BTS SkyTrain Station, Exit 2.
4:30 pm: Arrive at Tha Kha Floating Market.
Try many local foods, watch a Thai water boxing match and prepare a specialty salad made from local ingredients.
6:00 pm: Watch krathong being made by hand and then craft your own using traditional ingredients, including banana tree trunks rather than Styrofoam.
7:00 pm: Row a boat to see the fireflies and float your krathong along with the locals. The sight of countless krathong, lit by candles and floating slowly down a calm river, never fails to enchant.
9:00 pm: Return to Wutthakat BTS Station.

November 25, 2015

Meeting point and time:
3:00 PM at Wutthakat BTS SkyTrain Station, Exit 2.
For a map of the BTS sky train and MRT subway system, click here.

1,800 Baht per person for adults.
Half price for children under 12.
Live in the Bangkok area? Ask about our locals’ discount.

Price includes:

  • More delicious local foods than you could eat.
  • Materials and instructions for crafting your krathong.
  • A twilight rowboat ride to float your krathong.
  • Water boxing match and other folk entertainment.
  • Transportation by minivan between Bangkok and Samut Songkhram.
  • Licensed Thai guides who will share their knowledge of Loi Krathong.
  • A portion of proceeds will go to making improvements to the Tha Kha floating market, including upgrading bathrooms, cleaning trash and assisting the local boat drivers.

*This is a group tour.

To reserve a spot, please fill out the contact form below, or email chilipastetour@gmail.com.
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