Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

So what is going on around here and where does it happen? This section is for discussion on local events, festivals, and holidays as well as activities and things to do.
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Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

Post by Big Boy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:06 pm

With other recent events, this most colourful event has crept upon us. It happens Friday this week on 3rd November.

I'm starting this thread so that we can hear what events are taking place in our area. Outside of the expensive hotels, I've not heard of anything yet. I'm sure the hotels are lovely, but not really my thing 0 in fact I have friends who do the hotel thing every year, and have a great time.

I'm assuming there will be the usual parade through Hua Hin on the evening, and there's normally something big going on at Khao Tao. Last year, my family and I floated our boats at Wat Huey Mongkol.

So, I'm looking for ideas as to what we can do this year. A restaurant with it's own pond would be ideal. We loved it at Mr Burger 3 for a couple of years until it closed - such a shame.

What is going on please?
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Post by hhinner » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:24 pm

Big Boy wrote:With other recent events, this most colourful event has crept upon us. It happens Friday this week on 3rd November.

I'm starting this thread so that we can hear what events are taking place in our area. Outside of the expensive hotels, I've not heard of anything yet. I'm sure the hotels are lovely, but not really my thing 0 in fact I have friends who do the hotel thing every year, and have a great time.

I'm assuming there will be the usual parade through Hua Hin on the evening, and there's normally something big going on at Khao Tao. Last year, my family and I floated our boats at Wat Huey Mongkol.

So, I'm looking for ideas as to what we can do this year. A restaurant with it's own pond would be ideal. We loved it at Mr Burger 3 for a couple of years until it closed - such a shame.

What is going on please?
The tessaban have events on Friday at Khao Tao, opening ceremony 7pm; and Queen's Park 19 Rai sea side with school kids show 8pm to 9pm.

Also kratong contest at Bluport on Thursday culminating in prize giving results at 4.30pm.

Info from this website: https://tiewpakklang.com/6545

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Post by Big Boy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:34 pm

Thanks hhinner, some great information there.
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Post by hhinner » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:33 pm

Sorry. Forgot about the parade on Friday. 6pm from highways department to clock tower. Cheers.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:39 pm

LOL, I've only lived here since 2012. I've no idea where the Highways Department is. Do you? The last Loy Krathong parade I went to started from Soi 51, 2 years ago.
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Post by lomuamart » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:20 pm

I think the Highways Department is on Petchkasem Road, north of soi 51 and south of the PTT station. On the same side as those. Almost opposite the Shell garage.
There's a sign outside saying Highway Patrol District whatever and it's where the brown and white(?) highway patrol cars are parked up.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks lomu :thumb:

I'll have to try driving with my eyes open next time :oops:
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Post by hhinner » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:10 pm

Lomu is correct. A bit north of Hua Hin Soi 68 (where Moo Wanna - the pork shop - is), on the southbound side.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:15 pm

10 Days of Loy Krathong related events (singing and dancing) start ai 1 Nov at Kone King Petch Park.


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Post by hhinner » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:22 pm

That's a lot of ramwong.

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Post by joelle » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:18 am

is there anything happening at Cicada market ??

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Post by buksida » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:25 pm

HAVE A LOW-KEY LOY KRATHONG FRIDAY OR FACE ARREST
Festivities for Friday’s Loy Krathong will be low-key with the usual fireworks, sparklers and sky lanterns prohibited.

Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang said Monday that only “polite celebrations” can be organized for this year’s festival, which comes just days after mourning for King Rama IX ended. Anyone who ignites fireworks, sparklers or other prohibited items face up to three years in prison and a 60,000 baht fine.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/culture/2 ... ce-arrest/

Note: that is for Bangkok, not sure how Hua Hin will be.
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Post by PeteC » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:03 pm

I read this morning that they've already cancelled 70+ flights in Chiang Mai for the night because of the anticipated flying lanterns. I would think that aspect will proceed, at least outside of Bangkok. Pete
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Loy Kratong best place to go?

Post by joyvee » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:44 pm

I will be in Suan Son but thought this may be a useful thread to start for newcomers to Hua Hin.
Any suggestions re venues which give a good view, are easily accessible and any special themed restaurants?
Looking forward to your suggestions for this coming Fridays event.

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Where to go for Loy Kratong ?

Post by yves » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:50 pm

Hi Friends,


Could you recommend me a nice place to put our kratong on the water ?

Thanks

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