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Official Ticket Booking for Chiang Mai Yi Peng lantern Festival 2023

Official Ticket Booking for Chiang Mai Yi Peng lantern Festival 2023

By LingUpdated Nov. 28, 2022

Yi Peng Festival 2023 will be observed on November 27th–28th at Chiang Mai Arts and Design (CAD). CAD will be the large Sky Lantern Mass Release venue in Chiang Mai.

Asia Highlights has been an Official Partner of Chiang Mai Arts and Design since 2019. We are an authorized travel agent selling tickets for Yi Peng Lantern Festival 2023 organized by CAD.

Ticket Prices for Yi Peng Festival 2023 at CAD

For any booking of 10 tickets or more, you'll enjoy a discount of 5% off.

  • Premium ticket + free transfer: US$ 179
  • VIP ticket+ free transfer: US$ 159
  • Standard ticket + free transfer: US$ 122 
Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival 2022 Ticket Booking

*Premium tickets are most recommended, as you will get closest to the stage and the chanting monks, receive priority shuttle transport with a business van, and have a buffet dinner for a special food zone.

*Cancellation policy

  • 30+ days before: cancellations fully refunded
  • 0–29 days before: no refunds (cancelled festival revenue goes to charity)
  • No ticket name/date changes
  • No lost ticket refunds/compensation

Get Your 2023 Chiang Mai CAD Lantern Mass Release Tickets Here!

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Adults and older children (8+ years old)

Children under 8 years old enter free; 8-year-olds and above are charged the same as adults. You can buy a ticket for your child under 8 if you would like her or him to enjoy the same provision.

Total price: $122

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Which Festival Date Should I Choose?

In 2023, Yi Peng Festival will be observed with lantern releases on November 27th-28th.
We would like to recommend doing the Mass Lantern Release on November 27th because:

  • That would make you one of the first to enjoy the ceremony and share it with your friends on instant apps
  • You can attend the folk activities, which are only held on November 28th (the day of Loy Krathong), such as the parade in the city center near Tha Phae Gate, candle ceremony at Wat Pan Tao, and releasing a loy krathong ('floating lantern') on Ping River.

Three Steps for You to Access Yi Peng 2023

Step 1: Send us an inquiry with your personal information and make payment to receive an e-ticket within 1 working day. The picture below is a sample e-ticket for the Chiang Mai CAD Komloy Sky Lanterns Festival 2023.

Step 2: Arrive at 16:00 at the fountain area of Maya Shopping Center on Nov 27th/28th (check your ticket), find the reservation desk and present your e-ticket for verification, and then get on the shuttle car to Chiang Mai Flower Field.

Step 3: Find the Asia Highlights reservation desk at the entrance to Chiang Mai Flower Field, and show your e-ticket to get your paper ticket(s) and your event pass card(s) on a lanyard.

ticket sample Yi Peng Festival E-Ticket Sample

Schedule for Yi Peng Mass Lantern Release 2023

04:00 pm- 04:30 pm: Pick up at Maya Shopping Center and transfer to Chiang Mai Flower Field Nam Bo Luang sub district, San Pa Tong district

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm: Arrive and see Lanna culture & Lanna sword Dance culture show boxing and Lanna sword making,  

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm: Enjoy authentic Lanna Thai-style food and drinks.

07:30 pm - 08:15 pm: Enter the ritual in front of the great pagoda to prepare a religious ceremony.

08:15 pm - 08:30 pm: All honorable guests and tourists enter the ceremony area. Chanting 20 minutes and 1 minute for meditation.

08:30 pm-09:00 pm: Launch lanterns and enjoy the wonderful view.

09:00 pm-10:00 pm: End of the celebration, transfer back to Maya Shopping Center.

Tours Including Yi Peng Festival 2023

Here are the recommended small group tours including Yi Peng Festival 2023. We are also happy to customize a private tour including the experience of Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival according to your interests and schedule.

Ticket Booking for Yi Peng 2024

In 2024, the Yi Peng Festival will be observed on November 15th–16th at the CAD location.

Tickets for Yi Peng Festival 2024 are expected to go on sale in late November or early December in 2023. However, you can reserve tickets for 2024 now with us , so that you can get early bird prices at the same rate as 2023. We will arrange the best available seats for you and send the tickets to you once Chiang Mai CAD tickets are on sale.

FAQs about Yi Peng Lantern Festival

1. Is it possible for children to participate? How much is it for one child?

There is no strict age limitation. However, the chaotic celebration, entry, traffic, 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. This of course depends on each child's maturity.
Children under 8 years old enter free, but no separate seats and sky lanterns are provided. Children of 8 and above are charged the same as adults and receive the same provision. You can buy a ticket for your child under 8 if you would like her or him to enjoy the same provision.

2. 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 during your stay in Chiang Mai.

3. Can I pick a seat within the seating zone that my ticket belongs to?

Yes, we can help you book a seat according to your preferences. However, an early booking is advisable if you would like to have a seat as close to the stage as possible.

4. 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.

5. Can I drink beer or wine at the event?

No, you may not. Alcohol drinking or selling is not allowed at the celebration.

6. Can I take photos or make videos of the Buddhism rituals?

Our Premium tickets allow you with the closet with the monks, photos and videos are possible. However, you cannot enter the seating zone of the monks.

7. Will there be somebody who can help me launch the lanterns?

A traditional Lanna lantern is big in size and it usually takes 2 people to launch. You will find some volunteers at the venue. They will be happy to help you out.

8. Will the floating lanterns cause environmental problems such as earth and water pollution or forest fire?

As a tour operator with a high awareness for social responsibility, we only provide our clients with lanterns that fit the local governmental standards.

At the Chiang Mai CAD, we will use the traditional Dhammachai lanterns for you.

This kind of lantern, 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.

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