A Night of Loy Krathong Magic at the Royal Cliff!
On the evening of November 16, 2013, Royal Cliff Hotels Group once again celebrated the enchanting Loy Krathong festival with a celebration at the stunning poolside of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel and Terrace. Guests were treated to a truly mystical evening of music and culture as they experience firsthand the beauty and charm of one of Thailand’s most popular festivals in an enthralling moonlight setting.
The celebration began with a fascinating presentation of the Sabudchai, a great drum dance that was used during the ancient times to evoke warriors to victory. Guests were then taken on a historic journey with the re-telling of the age-old tale behind the Loy Krathong festivities, from the creation of a special lantern made of banana leaves by a beautiful noble woman named Nang Noppamas to a deeply impressed King who announce that a Krathong should be floated upon the water every year to pay homage to the Water Goddess. During the course of the evening, guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet spread, specially orchestrated for this special event, accompanied by stunning visual entertainment of classical dance performances showcasing the richness of Thai cultural heritage.
The evening ended with everyone embracing the charming spirit of this longstanding festival highlighting the luminescent beauty of Thailand. Guests were invited to participate in the age old ceremony of adorning the water with their own special krathongs symbolizing the floating away of ill-fortune and the hope of having more blessings in the future. For everyone who experienced the enchanting ritual of floating candlelit Krathongs amidst the spectacular sight of exotic flowers and flickering candle light made the magical evening an unforgettable night to remember!
Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has been honored with multiple awards including Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice (given to only 1% of hotels around the world) and recognition from organizations of national and international repute. Furthermore it is the only resort in Asia/Pacific to be elevated in TTG Travel Hall of Fame. It is home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance - all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination.
A Mystical Loy Krathong Celebration at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group
Guests taking part in the age-old ceremony of floating krathongs on the water do drive away ill-fortune and to solicit for more blessings in the future
Classical dance performances showcasing the richness of Thai cultural heritage