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Sukhothai & Loi Krathong Festival, Thailand

Sukhothai Historical Park
Ruins of Sukhothai, literally "Dawn of Happiness", capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, located near the modern city of Sukhothai, in what is now Northern Thailand

The Thai festival of ilghts is derived from one of the age-old practices of creating decorative baskets which are then released and remain afloat on the river. These specially designed baskets are known as karathongs, hence the name of the festival.

More recently candle lit lanterns are launched into the sky, adding even more drama to the event.

In the Temple Loi Krathong Grand Entrance Sukhothai: Dawn of Happiness Elephants in Mock Battle Serene Sukhothai
Festival of Lights Loi Krathong Drama Grand Finale Candlighting Sukhothai
Procession Echoes of the Past Flowers for the Buddha Sukhothai Spectacular Ancient Sunset
One of the great fallen temples of this ancient city. Celebration Among the Ruins Loi Krathong Festival Thai Ancient Capital at Sukhothai The Lanterns Begin to Rise
Remaining Stupas at Sukothai Serenity at Sukhothai Water Lily Pond Elephants in Mock Battle A Touch of Thai
Rising Lanterns at Loi Krathong Loi Krathong Festival Grounds 1603 A Rare 'Walking' Buddha Elephant Shrine Ruins
Ancient Sukhothai Sukhothai Historical Park Water Lily Sunrsie Stupa with Elephants Reflections from the Past
Full Cast & Fireworks Ancient Reflections Sukhothai Lanterns Rising Loi Krathong Dancers
Sukhothai at Night Afternoon Liight Loi Krathong Procession Amid the ruins of Sukhothai Loi Krathong Celebration
Tree Reflections & Water Lillies The Sukhothai Historical Park Celebrating Loi Krathong Into the Light Ancient Sukhothai
Wat Reflection Sunrise on Canal Sunset on the Ancient City Buddha PhotoArt Arrival by Tuk Tuk
Seated Buddha Elephant Greeting Children and Looking for Snacks Sukhothai Historical Park  Pre Performance Dinner