7 Check-in Points for the Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival, Along with a List of B2 Hotel Around the City.

Yee Peng Lantern Festival 2023

The Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai 2023 is an annual heartwarming and festive celebration that defines the spirit of the city. This eagerly anticipated, joyous, and creative event takes place from November to December each year. People from Chiang Mai and tourists from all around the world come together to experience the unique Lanna atmosphere and thrilling moments. This year’s event is scheduled to be held from November 26th to 28th, 2023.

If you’re planning to visit Chiang Mai for this remarkable festival but are uncertain about your accommodations, consider B2 Hotel Chiang Mai. With 19 conveniently located branches in proximity to the city, B2 Hotel Chiang Mai is an excellent choice for your stay during this unforgettable celebration.

The activities at the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai is gearing up for the grand Yee Peng Lantern Festival, which will take place from November 26th to 28th, 2023. This event aims to celebrate the ‘Lanna Yesteryears’ culture to preserve traditional heritage, promote tourism, and stimulate the economy. This year, an even wider range of activities will be featured throughout various points in the city.

  • The activity involves a competition for large
    Floating basket, with the opportunity to win the Royal Trophy.
  • The competition for Yee Peng lantern decorations.
  • Competition for making lanterns using banana leaves.
  • The activity of ‘Candle Lighting Ceremony’ Lanna tradition Chiang Mai.
  • The activity of ‘Loi Sapao,’ which involves releasing lanterns with strings.
  • A fireworks display to celebrate a royal occasion.

7 check-in coordinates for lantern floating locations in Chiang Mai.

1.Lanna Dhutanka

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Lanna Dhutanka, known among both Thai and international tourists, offers a splendid and heartwarming experience. Everyone can immerse themselves in the beauty and the warm atmosphere amidst thousands of floating lanterns. The light displays and the exquisite beauty of the lanterns floating above the water are a representation of the unique and awe-inspiring Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai. Consequently, videos, articles, and stories created by photographers and travelers spread across social media, becoming a viral sensation every year.

Recommend accommodations near Lanna Dhutanka
  • B2 Resort Boutique & Budget Hotel: 20 minutes.

2.MAYA Chiang Mai

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Photo Credits: MAYA Chiang Mai

A central shopping mall that caters to the shopping-oriented lifestyle at its best, this is a meeting point that makes every journey easy. Here is a hub for globally renowned fashion and beauty brands, bringing together dining, general retail, and entertainment at the heart of the city. It’s a significant landmark for teenagers, adults, and locals in the area, as well as Thai and international tourists visiting Chiang Mai, near Nimmanhaemin and Kad Na Mor Market., etc.

MAYA also hosts various events that align with the beautiful festivals and traditions of Chiang Mai, allowing travelers to experience the unique northern atmosphere.

Recommend accommodations near MAYA Chiang Mai
  • B2 Santitham Boutique & Budget Hotel: 4 minutes.
  • B2 Green Boutique & Budget Hotel:1 0 minutes.
  • B2 Nimman Premier Hotel: 8 minutes.
  • B2 Santitham (Wat Jed Yod) Boutique & Budget Hotel: 5 minutes.

3.Charoen Rat Road

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The Old Town’s coolest district, ‘Charoen Rat Road,’ also known as the ‘Wat Ket Road,’ is a cultural avenue that runs parallel to the Ping River. Beyond gathering the charm and the essence of the old city, this road remains popular to this day due to its romantic atmosphere and the timeless appeal of its location. During the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, people from all corners of the earth come here to witness the lights, colors, and participate in the Loy Krathong festival.

In addition to the festival, you can also find well-known eateries, cafes, and bars like ‘100-Year-Old Soya,’ ‘The Good View Bar & Restaurant Chiang Mai,’ and ‘Wat Ket Karam’ temple to take pictures and enjoy a meal.

Recommend accommodations on Charoen Rat Road.
  • B2 Riverside Premier Resort: 1 minutes.
  • B2 Riverside Colonial Hotel: 3 minutes.
  • B2 Riverside Premier Hotel: 2 minutes.

4.Tha Phae Gate – Chiang Mai Municipality Office


Chiang Mai Municipality hosted the Yee Peng Lantern Festival between November 26th and 28th, 2566, starting from Tha Phae Gate to the Chiang Mai Municipality Office. The event includes the annual traditional activities such as lantern release, ‘Taam Phaang Pat Dee Sohng Fah Hak Saa Muang’ (Gazing at the Sky to Preserve the City), the Yee Peng Lantern procession, and the Grand Lantern Parade along the Ping River. Visitors can stroll along the riverbanks, enjoy the view from Nawarat Bridge, or capture beautiful firework displays near the Nakhon Ping Bridge. You can also walk down to the waterfront and join the lantern floating ceremony along the Ping River.

Recommend accommodations near Tha Phae Gate – Chiang Mai Municipal Office.
  • B2 Riverside Premier Resort: 8 minutes.
  • B2 Riverside Premier Hotel: 5 minutes.
  • B2 Riverside Colonial Hotel: 8 minutes.
  • B2 Chang Phueak Gate Premier Hotel: 15 minutes.

5.Lok Molee Temple

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Admire the colorful array of Yee Peng lanterns beautifully adorned in an orderly fashion. Inside, there is a dedicated space for prostration and making offerings to the Buddha for blessings upon oneself and one’s family. Visitors can also walk across to the opposite side of the ‘Ku Muang’ area to capture the ambiance of the event and wide-angle shots of the temple.

On the other side of ‘Sriphum Road,’ which adjoins ‘Ku Muang,’ there are numerous ancient temples such as Wat Ratchamontien, Wat Kuan Kama, and more. Strolling around ‘Ku Muang’ and enjoying the evening air is a delightful way to continue exploring Chiang Mai.

Recommend accommodations near Lok Molee Temple
  • B2 Chang Phueak Gate Premier Hotel: 4 minutes.
  • B2 Green Boutique & Budget Hotel: 4 minutes.

6.Ping River, on the Pai Tan to Fa Ham side.

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The residents from the communities of Pa Tan, Fa Ham, and other riverside communities along the Ping River collectively enhance and utilize the spaces on both sides of the riverbank to allow people to gather and release lanterns. It’s a floating lantern celebration close to the city that is very suitable for the Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai. Besides enhancing the area’s value for the local community, it also generates income through the sale of lanterns, snacks, and children’s toys, making it another lively tradition that draws people every year.

Recommend accommodations near the Ping River on the Pai Tan to Fa Ham side.
  • B2 Khamtieng Boutique & Budget Hotel: 9 minutes.
  • B2 Lanna Boutique & Budget Hotel: 10 minutes.
  • B2 Riverside Colonial Hotel: 10 minutes.

7.Mae Kha Canal


The Loy Krathong Festival 2023 is approaching, and many areas within the city, especially the important tourist destinations like Mae Kha River, Mueang, Chiang Mai Province, are expecting a large number of tourists. These places give visitors a feeling of walking through a Japanese village infused with the essence of Thai culture, thanks to the colorful hanging lanterns. They are considered exemplary tourist spots that create a complete atmosphere during the festival.

recommend accommodations near Mae Kha Canal
  • B2 Thippanate Boutique & Budget Hotel: 15 minutes.
  • B2 Airport Boutique & Budget Hotel: 4 minutes.
  • B2 Airport Deluxe Boutique & Budget Hotel: 6 minutes.

The Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai is a joyous event that livens up the city with its vibrant colors and beauty. In addition to the organized activities, it’s a great opportunity to explore the city on your own, checking in at various locations such as floating lantern releases, walking tours to admire the city’s beauty, cultural performances, and Thai traditions: https://www.b2hotel.com/th/chiang-mai/

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