|Date||From 28 November 2012 To 28 November 2012|
The traditional festivals held in countries can often show an insight into the culture of the local people and how they think of the world around them.
A fine example of the way people interact with nature in Thailand can be seen each year at the Loy Krathong festival, which is held to offer thanks to the goddess of water for providing the substance needed by the crops to grow in the summer months.
Anyone staying in hotels in Bangkok can take part in the festivities, which will be held this year on the evening of 28th November.
Held on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month, the event sees people head to local rivers in order to put their krathongs on the river to provide offerings to the goddess.
There is no translation in English for the krathong, but they are a small container which is floated down the river with items like flower, incense and coins inside.
Often made from natural materials, the dozens of small boats which set sail together in the evening - with many also containing candles to illuminate them on their journey - provide a beautiful and unmissable sight for visitors staying in the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel.