Tributes to the goddess of water

lifestyle October 18, 2017 12:42

By The Nation

The Peninsula Bangkok joins the Loy Krathong festival on the full moon of November 3 by inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the rich Thai culture and enhance the spirit of the long tradition.

The event will start with a krathong-making competition in which guests will be invited to be judges and cast their votes for their favourite krathong, the floating vessel, made and decorated by the hotel’s employees from various departments.

In the evening, an international buffet dinner with accents and elements of Thai culture will be presented on the hotel’s green lawn and at River Cafe & Terrace restaurant. Diners will enjoy exploring a wide selection of international cuisine including Japanese sushi and sashimi, Thai specialities and freshly grilled seafood and meat while being entertained by a contemporary Thai dance performance and the Miss Noppamas beauty contest.

A miniature traditional market will be held on The Peninsula Lawn, allowing guests to stroll around while observing live demonstrations of krathong-making, banana leaf folding and traditional Thai dessert-making.

After dinner, diners are encouraged to float their krathong on the Chao Phraya River. A fireworks display above Chao Phraya River will mark the end of the event. 

 The buffet dinner at River Cafe & Terrace and on The Peninsula Lawn is priced at Bt3,590-plus per person including a krathong. The full Festival line-up and ticketing details will be announced in end October 2017.

 For reservations and more information, call (02) 020 2888 or email