In a country where the seasons barely change, the ‘cool’ season that runs from November to February is one of the best and most popular times to see the Thai sights. Days are slightly milder, and it’s prime holiday time for western travellers, who descend on the country’s islands and capital every year.
You’ve seen the photos: hundreds of floating fire lanterns lighting up the sky as small banana leaf boats with flowers, incense and candles drift down the rivers. This is Loi Krathong. If Songkran is Thailand’s wildest holiday, Loi Krathong is certainly its most beautiful.