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Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai launches Loy Krathong Promotion

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 5 September 2007

What better way to celebrate Loy Krathong, the Thai Festival of Light, than in the magical ancient Kingdom of Lanna at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai. Dine by moonlight with a Northern Thai style buffet as the cool breezes of November sweep up your hot air balloon Krathong (Khom Loy) up into the sky, releasing all your misfortune.

Loy Krathong is celebrated annually in Thailand on the 12th full moon following the Thai Lunar calendar. The word Loy means to float, and a Krathong is a small circular raft that is made from banana tree trunks. This little raft is decorated specially with elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense. Krathongs are then released into the river or floated up into the sky in a hot air balloon (Khom Loy). The ceremony is one of spiritual cleansing as one venerates the Lord Buddha with light, with the floating raft symbolizing the letting go of our grudges and past grievances. This act is believed to bring good luck and also honor the Thai river goddess, Phra Mae Khongkha.

The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai's Loy Krathong Package includes two nights accommodation in Colonial Suite or deluxe villa, daily American Buffet Breakfast at Akaligo Restaurant for 2 persons, roundtrip airport transfer, one complimentary extra bed for a child under 12 years, 15% discount on Spa treatment during stay, Northern Thai Buffet Dinner at Le Grand Lanna Restaurant on 24 November for two persons including one hot air balloon (Khom Loy), traditional Lanna Shows and two beautiful Krathongs made of banana leaves.

The price is THB 38,000+++ per package in Colonial Suite, and THB 48,000+++ per package in deluxe villa, exclusive of service charge and taxes. The package is only available on the weekend of 23 November 2007.

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