Yee Peng is one of the biggest festivals in Chiang Mai, which attracts many visitors not only from Thailand but all over the world.
WHY IS YEE PENG IN DOI SAKET?
Doi Saket is a beautiful rural setting 20 km outside Chiang Mai city. Less famous than the ones in Sankanpeng, Doi Saket Hot Springs are little known to tourists and even to some local Thais, but government investment in the hot springs and local environment is changing that. The locally-produced coffee is also famous throughout Thailand.
The beautiful setting of mountains, rice fields, a river and a clear night sky makes Doi Saket the perfect choice for this festival.
Being rural, the venue is a much safer option for the mass release of lanterns. Many of the lanterns and rafts are handmade locally from nearby natural resources, bringing welcome income to the local community.
We started Yee Peng Doi Saket in the year 2016 with only 500 seats, expanding to 1,600 seats in the following year of 2017.
This year (2018) we will have 2,400 seats with 3,000 lanterns to be released.
WHY HAS DOI SAKET BECOME ONE OF THE TOP YEE PENG FESTIVALS?
Atmosphere: You will have a full moon backdrop with a mountain view whilst releasing thousands of lanterns into the sky.
2 in 1 Experience: You will not only release sky lanterns but also experience Loy Kratong as well. You can pay your respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus-shaped rafts decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto the nearby river.
Nature/Eco-Friendly: Our sky lanterns and Kratong are eco-friendly and handmade by the local villagers. The lanterns and rafts are made from natural sources such as trees or plants, which naturally decompose. The site is completely cleared of all rubbish the following day. Also, by releasing the sky lanterns outside the city area, you can be assured that the lanterns will not present a fire hazard to a crowded neighbourhood.
Size: Yee Peng in Doi Saket 2018 is expected to see 2,400 people attending, which is the perfect number for a beautiful mass release display.
Language Help: There are Thai, English, Chinese and Japanese speaking staff available to help you throughout the festival if needed.
City-Venue Transfer: No matter which seats you choose to purchase, we provide you with return transfer from the city (from and to our meeting point) to Doi Saket Hot Springs.
Just relax in our coach and enjoy the beautiful night with us.