Loy Krathong 2004


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People waiting silently in the dark to file onto the royal pier at the navy yard (Tha Ratchaworadit) next to the Grand Palace.

This year 2Bangkok.com surveyed Loy Krathong activities from Taksin Bridge to the Rattanakosin Island area. Here is what it was like to be there...


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10:30pm at Klong One Ang - still putting krathongs in the water.


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Crowds line Memorial Bridge.


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One krathong being lit by another.


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Watching krathongs being lit near Wat Muang Khae downtown. Note the "Orange" balloon. Orange set up sales stands blasting pop music by all the piers in the downtown business district.


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Krathongs for sale near Memorial Bridge.


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Crowds at Tha Tien Pier with Wat Arun on the opposite shore.


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Making a wish at Fort Mahakan Park.


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Santas and krathongs for sale at the end of Klong Lord at Pak Klong Talad.


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A man on a styrofoam raft collects krathongs at Phra Pokklao Bridge.


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Preparing to put krathongs into the water near the Golden Mount.


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Krathongs drift into the night at Klong One Ang.

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