33 Bangkok parks to stay open until midnight for Loy Krathong celebrations

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is extending the opening hours of 33 public parks on Loy Krathong Day next Tuesday.

The BMA announced on Friday that the parks will be open from 5am to midnight, so Bangkokians can release their floats to pay respect to the goddess of water.

The places where Bangkokians can float their krathongs are:

1. Lumpini Park, Pathum Wan

2. Chatuchak Park, Chatuchak

3. Wachirabenjathat (Rot Fai) Park, Chatuchak

4. Santi Chai Prakan Park, Phra Nakhon

5. Saranrom Park, Phra Nakhon

6. Rommaninat Park, Phra Nakhon

7. Benjasiri Park, Klong Toei

8. Benjakitti Park, Klong Toei

9. Suan Luang Rama VIII Park, Bang Phlat

10. Santiphap Park, Ratchathewi

11. Ramintra Sports Park, Bang Khen

12. Seri Thai Garden, Bueng Kum

13. Nawamin Phirom Park, Bueng Kum

14. King Rama IX Commemoration Park, Bang Kho Laem

15. Rommani Thungsikan, Don Mueang

16. Bueng Nam Lat Phrao 71, Lat Phrao

17. Thonburirom Park, Thung Kru

18. Thawi Wanarom, Thawee Watthana

19. Wanatham Park, Prawet

20. Chaloem Phra Kiat Mahat Thai Park, Prawet

21. Chaloem Phra Kiat 80 Phansa Park, Sathorn

22. Sirintora Pusapan Park, Bangkok Noi

23. Chaloem Phra Kiat 80 Phansa Park, Bangkok Noi

24. Waree Phirom Park, Klong Sam Wa

25. Siri Phirom Park, Klong Sam Wa

26. Nong Jok Park, Nong Jok

27. Rat Phirom Park, Nong Jok

28. Phra Nakhon Park, Lat Krabang

29. Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Park, Lat Krabang

30. Bueng Krathiem Park, Minburi

31. Phraya Phirom Park, Minburi

32. Bang Khae Phirom Park, Bang Khae

33. Thian Thale Phatthana Phrueksa Phirom Park, Bang Khunthien

The BMA will also hold Loy Krathong events near the Ong Ang Canal in Phra Nakhon district and the Thonburi side of the Rama VIII bridge. The first event will be held on November 6 and 7 (Sunday and Monday), while the second will be held on November 8 (Tuesday).

The events will include live performances, open-air screenings of films and stalls selling local products.

The fair in Thonburi will also feature a concert by popstar Vid Hyper.

Source: The Nation