Phuket, Thailand (PressExposure) October 22, 2009 -- Coco Palace Resort in Phuket, Thailand is encouraging its guests to take part and experience the Loy Krathong Festival, an annual nationwide event that venerates the Buddha with light. Celebrated by lighting up candles set on small, floating rafts made of elaborately-folded, flower-laden banana leaves that are then let go of in rivers or other bodies of water, the ritual is symbolic of letting go of one's grudges and other negative burdens so one can start over and have a more positive outlook in life. The event is set to be held on 2 November 2009.
Floating a âkrathongâ, as the Thai call these raft-lanterns, is also believed to bring a person good luck while honoring and thanking the Goddess of Water. Other activities held during the festival include beauty contests, fireworks, and setting off lighted lanterns into the sky.
A suitable place to witness and participate in this festival of lights would be Coco Palace Resort in Phuket. Located just around one kilometer away from the Nai Harn Lagoon and Nui Beach, the Thailand resort is a good place to set off those âkrathongsâ. Aside from its convenient location, this boutique resort provides guests with elegant yet cozy Thailand accommodations that are all amply furnished with a kitchen, a big terrace with comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi Internet connection, air conditioning, four fans, a TV, a digital safe, a mini-bar, hot shower, golden fittings, luxury madras, artworks, and plants.
For more information about Coco Palace Resort and to make reservations online, visit http://www.coco-palace.com/.
Coco Palace Resort 20/10 Soi Naya, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand