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Heading to the Mass Release of Yi Peng Festival? You might need to know....

New option for Yi Peng Festival 2019 is available in Cowboy Army Riding Club on 11 and 12 November 2019. We have a limited number of tickets available at the Cowboy Army Riding Club.
  • Asia Highlights is the official partner of Cowboy Army Riding Club
  • The scale of Cowboy Army Riding Club (288 Premium Seats, 1248 VIP Seats, 4624 Standard Seats)
  • Tickets available for 11 and 12 November, 18 premium seats and 22 VIP seats left
  • Closer to Chiang Mai, 10 km, only half an hour by our round-way transfer (within 10 persons)

Seat Map of Cowboy Army Riding Club 

vip seats exclusively offered by asia highlights are in front of the pagoda where you can get a closer look at the chanting monks

Celebration Time Line for Reference (11/ 12 November, 2019)

04:00 pm- 05:00 pm
Pick up at your doorstep (within Chiang Mai ancient town) and transfer to the venue (the Cowboy Army Riding Club),
Arrive at place and Enjoy seeing Lanna cultural Lanna sword Dance culture, show beverage Boxing and Lanna Sword making;
06:00 pm
Welcome to the Yi Peng Festival. There are lanna drum welcome;
06:30 pm
Receive souvenir/ Enjoy authentic Lanna Thai snacks, desserts and beverages;
07:30 pm
Start to enter the ritual at in front of the participate in various great pagoda to prepare religious ceremony;
08:30 pm
All honorable guests and tourists enter the ceremony area;
09:00 pm
Launch lanterns and enjoy the wonderful view
09:30 pm
End of the celebration, get priority exit and transfer back to the hotel
* Note: Celebrations might vary in order or content

Ticket Price for Cowboy Army Riding Club

Ticket Type Price ($) Included
Standard Ticket Only 140 Standard ticket (QR code)
2 lanterns
VIP Ticket Only 180 VIP ticket (QR code)
2 lanterns
Dinner at special VIP area
Premium Ticket Only 205 Premium ticket (QR code)
2 lanterns
Dinner at special VIP area

Latest news on the Mass Release at Maejo University (Updated 22 August 2019)

  • Mass release at Maejo (also known as Yi Peng Lanna International - is estimated to be confirmed at the end of August, 2019.
  • Estimated Date of the Celebration: 11 November,2019

Booking information

  • Booking Steps Send us an inquiry and make payment with your personal information. We will issue your ticket within 1 working day.
  • Transportation You will have a group round-way transfer between your hotel and the venues. This is only available for hotels located inside the Old Town of Chiang Mai. Exact pickup time will be advised one month ahead.
  • Traveling with children There is no discount price for children.
  • Important reminder Tickets are not available for changes of dates, names and venue and non-refundable, even if the cerebration is cancelled, the cost will be donated to charity .

Questions you might have about the Yi Peng Festival

  • Can I purchase one ticket to go to the event at both the Mass Release and the Cowboy Army Riding Club? No, you can only use this ticket for one time at one venue. Your registed information will expire after the ticket is checked at entry.
  • What's the major difference between the Mass Release at Maejo University and the Cowboy Army Riding Club? The main difference is that the Mass Release is a private event linked with the traditions of the Yi Peng Festival. This is also why it has to go through governmental approval on a yearly basis.
    There will also be a lantern release at the Cowboy Army Riding Club. With a capacity of 2000 and 2 lanterns dispatched to each VIP client, not counting the homemade or sold-on-the-spot lanterns, the release will also be massive with an estimated number of up to 3000 lanterns. Although it doesn't take the name of Mass Release, this venue can be a solid pick if you are looking for a WOW.
  • How can I get confirmation of my ticket booking?
    There will be an E-ticket with your passport information (full name and passport photo, need to be registed before 30 September) and venue information (date,ticket number, location, time and seat number). This ticket is to be used exclusively by yourself.
    Picture below is a sample ticket for the Cowboy Army Riding Club.
    Yi Peng Festival VIP Ticket-sampleYi Peng Festival VIP Ticket Sample
  • Is it possible that the tickets are not available after my payment is made and passport information is sent? Tickets to the Cowboy Army Riding Club are available for booking until 20 September 2019.
  • For the Cowboy Army Riding Club, what's difference between 11 and 12's events? Can I choose either date? The celebration on these two dates are 95% alike, the 12’s might be less-crowded being one of the small differences. For the moment, we have both dates available. Once the tickets are confirmed, there is no change of dates, travelers or in exchange of cash. 
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-compensatory in case of loss
  • Is it possible for children to participate? How much is for one child? There is no strict age limitation. However, the chaotic celebration, entry, traffics, and massive amount of people, as well as the fire used to launch lanterns, can be intimidating or even dangerous for children under 12 years old.
    There is no child price. Children of all ages are charged the same as adults.
  • Is transfer included? The festival host company offers shuttle transfer that goes around Chiang Mai Old Town to pick up travelers free of charge. However, it's only available within 10km radius of Chiang Mai Old Town.
  • Can I take photos or make videos of the Buddhism rituals? Our VIP tickets allow you with the closet with the monks, photos and vidoes are possible. However, you cannot enter the seating zone of the monks unless you are a professional photographer.
    Certificate or work permit must be presented for entry as a professional photographer. Your information will be registered and you will get access to some specific areas. However, please don't linger around or disturb the celebration.
  • Will there be somebody who can help me launch the lanterns? A traditional Lanna lanterns is big in size and it usually takes 3 men to launch. You will find some volunteers at the venue. They will be happy to help you out.
  • Will the floating lanterns cause environmental problems such as earth and water pollution or forest fire? As a tour operator with high awareness for social responsibility, we only provide our clients with lanterns that fit the local governmental standards.
    At the Cowboy Army Riding Club, we will use the traditional Dhammachai lanterns for you.
    This kind of lanterns, although large in size, is smartly designed: it has a short heat-proof wire attached to the small candle wick that is no longer than 30cm inside the approximately 90cm-long diameter. The candle wick will likely quench out after floating up for about 10 minutes. And the heat-proof wire prevents fire or short circuit if the lanterns fall on the high-voltage power transmission cables. Using only natural and recyclable papers and bamboo, all the materials are biodegradable and will not cause pollution on the earth. It is approved by Thai Industrial Standards TIS808/2552.
    As for the Loy Krathong, the lantern boats are made of banana leaves and filled with flowers, which are also biodegradable.
    For safety and environmental consideration, please don't make your own lanterns or lantern boats or purchase non-standard ones.
  • Can I use this ticket to attend the Loy Krathong? The Loy Krathong event is free to enter, held by the riverside at night. You may take part in during your stay in Chiang Mai from 11 to 13 November.
  • What is the dress code for the event? No short pants, sleeve-less tops or mini skirts are allowed. We recommend you get dressed up in Lanna style with a longyi as bottoms and a clothing on the shoulder.
  • Can I drink beer or wine at the event? No, you may not. Alcohol drinking or selling is not allowed at the celebration.
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