The Chinese Lantern Festival at Siam Tai Tien Kong Temple
The Chinese Lantern Festival ( Luan Xiao Festival or Spring Lantern Festival) is an annual event held during Chinese New Year and celebrated by Chinese communities around the world. Traditionally lanterns are displayed at homes, public places & businesses. There are several lantern festival in Thailand. The most colorful Chinese Lantern Festival in Bangkok is held at the Siam Tai Tien Kong Temple in Samut Prakan which is also known as the Katanyu Foundation. The foundation is housed in a large white building with the temple located behind it. Though technically located in Samut Prakan province the temple can easily be reached from Bangkok city by BTS train. The festival should not be confused with the floating lantern festival of Yi Peng which is the most famous lantern festival in Thailand.