There are many festivals in North Thailand. Songkran and Loy Krathong are nationwide festivals. They are celebrated in Chiang Mai as well. For both events Chiang Mai is one of the best places to enjoy them. There are many more events and festivals in Chiang Mai and North Thailand that are less well known but also very much worth visiting. Poy Sang Long is such an event. It takes place at the end of March, beginning of April in areas where Shan aka Tai Yai people live. It is a fantastic event but dates are not easy to get and they change each year. Wat Ku Tao is our favourite place in Chiang Mai but also Mae Hong Son province has many temples where this ordination ceremony takes place. Another great event is the annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival which takes place in February. Highlight is a fantastic parade with floats decorated with flowers. Chiang Mai a la Carte promotes festivals because they are great events and you should not miss them if you are in Chiang Mai on the days they take place.
We offer scheduled tours for the Loy Krathong Festival in November. For the other events we will customize a tour. Please send us an email.