(CTN News) – This year’s Loy Krathong festival is on November 27, and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced that 34 public parks throughout the city will be accessible to the public to enjoy.
As part of their “One Family, One Krathong” initiative, the BMA is encouraging families to float only one krathong each year in an effort to cut down on post-festival waste.
City cleaners, who are tasked with removing the krathongs from the rivers of the capital every year, will have less work to do thanks to the initiative. The morning after Loy Krathong day saw the collection of 570,000 krathongs last year, up 160,000 from the previous year.
From five o’clock in the evening until midnight, the following public parks will be accessible:
Lumpini (Pathumwan district)
- Chatuchak, Wachirabenchathat Park (Rot Fai Park) (Chatuchak district)
- Phra Nakhon and Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Park (Lat Krabang district)
- Saranrom, Rommaneenart, and Santichaiprakarn (Phra Nakhon district)
- Wareepirom and Siripiorom (Klongsamwa district)
- Sereethai and Nawaminpirom (Buengkum district)
- Nong Chok and Ratpirom (Nong Chok district)
- Benjasiri and Benjakitti (Klong Toey district)