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Tourists flood to Chiang Mai for Yi Peng and Loy Krathong festivities

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is teeming with foreign and domestic tourists looking to experience the magical Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivities from November 7-9.

The fusion of Loy Krathong traditions with a night sky glittering with Yi Peng lanterns creates an unmissable atmosphere that draws people to the city year in and year out.

During October, Chiang Mai Airport welcomed an average of 19,000 tourists per day. An average of 18,300 tourists arrived on 114 domestic flights per day and an average of 700 tourists landed on six international flights per day.

Paper Lanna-style lanterns and flowers decorate Chiang Mai Airport, which expects to welcome 21,000 tourists per day – an increase of 10% – during the festival period from November 7-9, according to the Director of Chiang Mai Airport Wichit Kaewsaitiam.

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