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Loy Krathong in Pak Kred

Full Moon over Chao Phraya River
Full Moon over Chao Phraya River on Loy Krathong night in Pak Kred, Nontaburi

My original plan was to focus on Bangkok’s management of the waste in Chao Phraya River on the night. Unfortunately, the Environment Office needed me to personally present the project and I had trouble getting to their office in such a tight timeline. So plan B was just being spontaneous in the event somewhere.

I was feeling crooked from fever and the drinks on the night before so I decided not to go to a big event in the city. A district called Pak Kred in Nonthaburi Province, north border of Bangkok, was my choice because it was not too far from my brother’s where I stayed. But I was wrong to expect a small and intimate night. Being crushed in the crowd by yourself while having a fever was not the best idea of travelling but I did it anyway because I was already there. However, I took it easy and retreated quickly before it got worse and spoiled the rest of the trip.

Under Rama IV Bridge, the entrance to the main stage
Under Rama IV Bridge, the entrance to the main stage
The crowd packing the street
The crowd packing the street
A big krathong for a big spender
A big krathong for a big spender
Colourful krathongs made of ice-cream cones
Colourful krathongs made of ice-cream cones
A range of colourful bread krathongs to choose from
A range of colourful bread krathongs to choose from
A happy vendor selling her bread krathongs
A happy vendor selling her bread krathongs
An on-stage show ramping up to Nang Nophamas beauty contest
An on-stage show ramping up to Nang Nophamas beauty contest
Schoolboys lining up for their opening parade
Schoolboys lining up for their opening parade
Nang Nophamas beauty contestants and their krathongs
Nang Nophamas beauty contestants and their krathongs
A ferry service taking punters into the River to avoid the crowd
A ferry service taking punters into the River to avoid the crowd
The hi-light krathong of Pak Kred community floated
The hi-light krathong of Pak Kred community floated
Making a wish
Making a wish
To the water
To the water
Kids snatching krathongs for some changes people leave in krathongs
Kids snatching krathongs for some changes people leave in krathongs
For some snacks
For some snacks
Fireworks for the celebration
Fireworks for the celebration
Boat noodle for supper
Boat noodle for supper
A dropped krathong revealing the styrofoam base
A dropped krathong revealing the styrofoam base