The Academic Seminar for The Leaders of Tourism Association at the Top of The Tea Mountain, Doi Pu Muen, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Chiang MICE
The origins of Loy Krathong
According to Thai folklore, the Loy Krathong Festival originated in Sukhothai. Established in 1238, the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai was a thriving, prosperous region. Local legend says that at some time in the 14th century a noble lady called Nang Noppamas, a consort of the King of Sukhothai, made the first decorated krathong as a gift for the king. The daughter of a Brahmin priest, Noppamas adapted an existing Brahmin tradition by delicately moulding banana leaves into the shape of a lotus flower before adding a candle and incense sticks. The story goes on to say that the king lit the candle and the incense sticks and floated the krathong on one of the waterways that surrounded the city of Sukhothai.
But few travellers think that Bangkok and Thailand would probably have one of the richest European architectural heritages in Southeast Asia. Many would even wonder how it could be possible in a country that was never colonised.
1. Boat Riding Along the Chao Phraya River A longtail boat along the legendary Chao Phraya River, into the canals on the Thon Buri side is the most pleasant way to explore the city “Venice of the East of Siam” The majestic charm of the Chao Phraya adds perspective to your exploration of the city’s premier attractions.
Kathina is a Buddhist Cenremon which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists in Bangladesh (known as Kaṭhina Cībar Dān), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.The season during which a monastery may hold Kathina is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar (usually October).
One of the project in the reign of King Bhumibol “Nong Rahan Cheen” for Community based and now they are ready to show to the Tourist as the new attraction in Ang Thong Province.