Fah Thai Magazine Nov/Dec 2017

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“FAH THAI” is the in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited and is edited and published by MPMI Group Ltd.

HAPPENINGS

THAILAND

CHIANG MAI / CHIANG RAI

Considered one of Thailand’s

most picturesque and atmospheric

festivals, “Loy Krathong” comes

along annually in the evening

of the full moon and in the 12th

month of the lunar calendar.

This year, it falls on November 4.

People release the “krathong

(floats creatively made from

banana trunk and banana leaves

and flowers) into rivers, canal

and lakes to pay respect to the

Goddess of the River.

In Chiang Mai, the festival

has an extra dimension with

Yi Peng, the Northern Thai

festival of sky lanterns. Together,

both festivals result in an

impressively glittering night

scene, with breath-taking

sights of the candle-lit krathong

gliding on the rivers while

the Yi Peng floats along in the

night sky.

SPOTLIGHT

Loy Krathong

at the

Four Seasons

For those looking for an ideal

celebration in Chiang Mai, an exclusive

Loy Krathong night at the Four Seasons

Resort Chiang Mai is an all-encompassing

experience. To make it memorable, plan

a stay at the hotel, enjoy a traditional

Lanna-style dinner for two and join in

festival lantern and krathong making

workshops, culminating into the release

of the krathong and wishing lanterns

known as khom loy.

On Loy Krathong Day itself, ride

into town for the Krathong Parade

and witness the delightful sight of

glowing lights in the sky. You’ll also get

the best vantage point by the river to

release lanterns for blessings and good

fortune. The special package covers

accommodations, daily breakfast and

roundtrip airport transfers. fourseasons.

com/chiangmai/offers/loykrathongfestival-of-lights,

+66 (0) 53 298 181

SUSTAINING ECOTEXTILES

For people with a preference for ecological textiles and use of natural dyes,

including handweaving processes or the artisan skills of handicrafts – it’s worth

sparing half a day or even a full day checking out Studio Naenna in Chiang Mai.

Founded by a former UN official Patricia Cheesman, the studio is managed by her

daughter Morna who also designs clothing, while she focuses on textile design.

Their mission is to preserve and revitalise traditional Thai and Lao textiles and

promote eco-textiles. The work is carried out in collaboration with local weavers

and the practice of fair trade.

Booking ahead is recommended for those wanting to learn details about

the treasures available there. Opening hours: 9am - 5pm, 38/8 Soi Chang Khian,

Huay Kaew Road, Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai,

+66 (0) 53 266 042

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