Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

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Re: Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

Post by Big Boy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Well, I went to the parade earlier this evening.

In past years, the standard has been exceptional. I've always likened it to a Disney Parade. OK, TIT and the traffic management was always a bit skewed, but outside of that, it has been beautiful. Also row upon row of schoolchildren in traditional Thai costume all marching with their krathongs.

This year was such a disappointment - I don't know what went wrong. One (very colourful) float, a few walkers (not many carrying krathongs) with the mayor at the head, all led by a ramshackle band. It was over almost as soon as it started.
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Re: Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:49 pm

It’s too close this year to recent events, plus all the “cannot do” warnings. It’s a dud over my way as well. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

Post by Ginjaninja » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:56 am

@ Khao Takiab..
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Re: Loy Krathong, Hua Hin 2017

Post by migrant » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:08 am

Bang Saphan, for a little town, had a decent showing. No parade that I know of but a good presence at the river, stage performers, beauty pageant, lots of food and other vendors.
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