By The Nation
The full moon on November 11 will again see celebrants floating lotus-shaped krathong decorated with flowers, candles and joss sticks on rivers and canals to pay respect for the water spirits and carry away all the sadness and setbacks of the previous year.
Others will be doing the same with candlelit kongming lanterns that drift into the night sky.
The 137 Pillars House has 30 suites set around a former colonial teak homestead in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes’ walk from the historic Tha Pae Gate, the Ping River and boutique shops.
The hotel festivities include a Lanna-style market and gala evening with pre-dinner cocktails, a three-course dinner, traditional entertainment, umbrella painting and making Lanna flags. After dinner, guests’ krathong will be floated in the Ping.
Rates start at Bt32,800 for two and include a night’s accommodation, all the festivities and breakfast the following day. Additional nights with breakfast start at Bt25,000.
Non-guests are welcome for dinner, cocktails and entertainment for Bt3,900.