Hi! My husband and I are planning a 2 week trip to Thailand in November of next year. We would love to see the beautiful Loi Krathong Festival with the floating lanterns. Originally we were planning on splitting our trip between Bangkok and Phuket, but more research shows that Chiang Mai has the most amazing floating lantern ceremony on the night of the full moon.
My questions are, how does this celebration look in Phuket vs Chiang Mai (from my limited research, it seemed like Phuket's celebration is more of releasing lighted candles into the water vs into the sky)? Would it be worth starting off our trip in Chiang Mai for the festival and then heading off to Bangkok and Phuket given our vacation is two weeks long? If so, would you recommend taking the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and back?