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Out of the many festivals and celebrations celebrated throughout the world, Loy Krathong is among the most colourful, and anyone would be dazzled by the cultural celebrations associated with it. Loy Krathong Explained The name of this festival translates as ‘to float a basket’, and is celebrated in Thailand as well as other nations with significant southwestern Tai cultures. This celebration actually takes place under many different names as well, such as Full-Moon Poya in Sri Lanka, and Bon Om Touk in Cambodia. What Happens During Loy Krathong? The iconic concept involves krathongs, which are small boats which are crafted out a variety of materials, usually natural, and then released into the river.   Loy Krathong at Asiatique If you happen to be in Bangkok, …

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Thailand is a nation that is full of all kinds of colourful festivities and celebrations. One particular occurrence that will definitely take your breath away is the Royal Barge Procession. The Beginning It is not entirely clear when the first royal barge procession took place, but it is widely believed to have been sometime in the 14th century during the Ayutthaya Period. There are many accounts from foreign visitors during this time of grand processions featuring ‘200 boats’. Modern Processions There is no concrete date when these processions take place, but are instead used to mark special ceremonies and occurrences. During the reign of the late King Rama IX, a total of 16 royal barge processions were conducted. Major and Minor Processions Depending on the …

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The origins of Chinese New Year are unclear but there are myths and legends that surround how it all began. A mythical beast named ‘Nian’ awakens on New Year’s Eve to cause harm and destruction. Preparing for New Year The preparations for New Year begin several days before the actual event. It is important not to clean once the New Year has begun as you will be ‘cleaning away’ the good luck that has begun to gather inside the home. The New Year is also a time for shopping. Be sure to visit the street markets that crop up in the vicinity of 4 star hotels in Hong Kong the likes of Park Hotel Hong Kong in the days leading up to the festival. NYE celebrations New Year’s Eve …

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When it comes to New Year’s Eve Krabi has plenty to put forward to travellers, from lush greens to busy markets. Ride around Hire a car or bicycle and head off. Krabi has amazing scenery, and a bike ride is the best way to truly enjoy it all. From the lush green forests to limestone karsts that jut out from the deep sea, it’s a sight for the sore eyes. Warm dips Located in a small jungle, close to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, the hot springs are pools that have been created from the water in smooth rocks, with the hot water passing through volcanic chambers. Beach parties Beach parties are an obvious hit when it comes to New Year Eve plans …

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With Chinese New Year falling on the 7th of February this year, millions of employees, business people, students and soldiers from every corner of the country will visit their family and friends during this month to celebrate the upcoming spring and end of winter season. Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year also called the Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival is undoubtedly one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the world. In many cities around the world, you will find enthusiastic Chinese New Year celebrations featuring fireworks, parades and numerous cultural performances. Kunming Preparations As you might expect the celebrations for the Chinese New Year in Kunming is one of the grandest of them all. Visitors may take the opportunity to experience …

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Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations of the nation, and many wonder if travelling to China during this time is a good idea. It definitely can be if you’re aware of a few things. Closed Institutions in New Year Many travellers tend to think that everything closes during Chinese New Year, but that is far from the case. During this time, educational institutions, business offices and factories close, but not places such as restaurants, airports and tourist destinations. Travelling During New Year Since this is one of the most significant festive seasons in China, you will have to deal with higher rates along with much higher crowds as well if you’re travelling to or around the country. Since there will be lots …

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