Chiang Mai cleans up after Yi Peng and Loy Krathong festivals


BANGKOK, 19 November 2013 Chiang Mai Province is cleaning up after its annual Yi Peng and Loy Krathong festivals have left trash along streets and rivers. 

Chiang Mai Governor Wichian Puttiwinyu led his officials and a group of volunteers to Ping River, where locals and tourists celebrated the Yi Peng festival the other night, to pick up trash and clean up the river and areas around it.

The governor then traveled to Muang District to inspect Tha Wang Tan Dam, where he instructed the officials to collect all krathongs floating in the dam’s reservoir.

Despite all the mess Yi Peng and Loy Krathong festivals left behind, the governor said he was grateful for all the hard work everyone had put in to making these 2 festivals go smoothly. He also thanked those who helped save the environment by not supporting styrofoam-based krathongs.