Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Events, Industry News, Press Releases


London, 09 September 2016 – This November, experience Thailand’s picturesque and colourful Loy Krathong Festival in the enchanting Lanna-inspired setting of The Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai.


Celebrated annually throughout Thailand, the Loy Krathong  Festival stems from the ancient tradition of floating handmade krathong (decorated baskets) on the river during the night of a full moon. The purpose of Loy Krathong is to pay respects to Buddha and seek forgiveness from the goddess of water for any wrongdoing against her.

Whilst it is celebrated throughout the country, Loy Krathong is especially mesmerising in Chiang Mai where thousands of floating lanterns fill the evening sky producing a truly enthralling effect. There is no better place to take part in this dazzling event than at The Dhara Dhevi, a property enveloped in the timeless beauty and customs of Northern Thailand’s ancient Lanna Kingdom.

The ‘Enchanting Loy Krathong’ at the Dhar Dhevi two-night package is exclusively available from 13 – 16 November 2016 and includes:

  • Daily American buffet breakfast for two at Akaligo Restaurant
  • Transfers to/from Chiang Mai International Airport
  • Kad Mua welcome drinks followed by a traditional Thai buffet dinner at Le Grand Lanna for two on 14th November 2016, including complimentary fire lantern release and Krathong
  • Private rice planting experience
  • Complimentary resort activities such as morning alms giving, yoga and Thai boxing.

Easily accessible via a 15-minute car transfer from Chiang Mai International Airport, the Dhara Dhevi makes for an immersive cultural experience perfect for crafting lasting memories.

Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk, 01494 678400) offer a 10 night package combining the culture and scenery of northern Thailand with the idyllic beaches of Phuket in the south. Prices start from £2995 per person including international and domestic flights with Thai Airways from Heathrow, 3 nights in a Colonial Suite at Dhara Dhevi with daily breakfast and special Loy Krathong celebration package, 7 nights in a Sala Pool Villa at Sala Phuket with daily breakfast and one complimentary dinner and private airport transfers throughout.

For further information, visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk/thailand/loy-krathong-festival

For further information on The Dhara Dhevi, visit www.dharadhevi.com



The Dhara Dhevi is one of Asia’s foremost luxury hotels.  More an experience than simply a hotel, this iconic property represents extravagant Thai luxury at its finest.  Nestling in 60 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical grounds, enjoying a picturesque and secluded setting in the countryside in the North, the resort has established itself as a classic ‘must visit’ for high end travellers to Thailand.  Its location on the outskirts of historic Chiang Mai, a walled ancient city known for its rich history of art and culture, is reflected throughout the resort.  The spectacular accommodation was built in keeping with traditional Lanna and colonial style architecture, set among lush paddy fields.  69 traditional Thai villas each boast a private swimming, or plunge pools, Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers.  54 Colonial Suites featuring separate living and bedroom areas with private terraces overlook the pool, lake or stunning verdant gardens.

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