BANGKOK — Be prepared to find another place to float your boat Monday, as 70 piers throughout Bangkok will be closed on Loy Krathong.
Following a fatal accident at the Khlong Saen Saep pier on Thursday, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced Friday that damaged piers along the Chao Phraya River and canals would close beginning Monday, forbidding access to Loy Krathong celebrants.
The closures cover many popular piers which are usually crowded with people during the festival, including the Wat Dao Khanong, Phra Athit, Wang Lang and Talad Khlong San piers.
Thirty parks in Bangkok will be opened for floating krathong from 5am to midnight. They include Lumphini, Chatuchak, Benjakitti and Santi Chai Prakan parks.