Inthakin Festival Celebrations Begin

 | Fri 15 May 2015 07:41 ICT

CityNews – Yesterday saw the beginning of the week-long Inthakin Festival, unique to Chiang Mai. The festival will continue until May 21.


Inthakin is a festival dedicated to the worshiping of Chiang Mai’s city pillar. Flower offerings are made to the city pillar and locals venerate the guardian spirits of the city every May.

The city pillar is located in Wat Chedi Luang, and is now enshrined underground. Its location is marked by a traditional Lanna style shrine and sits perfectly in the centre of the old city.

It is believed by many that the Inthakin is one of Chiang Mai’s most sacred places, and brings peace, prosperity and happiness to the local people.

Ceremonies will be held in front of the temple throughout the week, beginning at 8am and finishing around 5pm.