In Bangkok, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has provided two major venues. One is Rama VIII Royal Park area under Rama VIII Bridge on the Thonburi side. Performances includes an old-fashioned singing show, a tom-tom drum performance, a Krathong contest with over 200,000 baht in prizes and the sale of quality goods from 50 districts of Bangkok. The other venue is Ong Ang canal and Saphan Han area which got started on Friday at 5.00 p.m.
Elsewhere, 30 BMA public parks throughout the city are open for people to float Krathong until midnight. Other venues include Icon Siam, Asiatique the Riverfront, Phu Khao Thong area and Chulalongkorn University campus.
In the provinces where many tourists and festival goers are expected, venues include Sukhothai Historical Park in Sukhothai province, Yi Peng festival in Chiang Mai province, 200-Year Rattanakosin Bridge in Tak province and Ratchaburi province, among others.
The Department of Rural Roads is flood lighting the bridges across the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and outlying provinces, to enhance the atmosphere and for people to take pictures at night. The lights on the bridges will be on from 6.00 p.m. to midnight.