Last night began the Loy Krathong Festival at Golden Mount. This festival occurs every year for the week leading up to Loy Krathong and is located within the alleyways surrounding the city icon of Golden Mount at Wat Saket.
The festival has a long tradition, having occurred here for many many years. The festival is a lot of fun, with many choices of food, confections and of course festival games and rides. There are some strange things within the festival like a old time freak show and haunted house. Years ago, I attended this festival and got to see a very strange Monkey Show.
The tradition of the festival includes a hike up the 344 steps to the top of Golden Mount to give alms and pray for good luck. The hike to the top also affords great views of Bangkok from the top, well worth the hike.
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