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A Photo Tour of Loy Krathong: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights In Thailand

November 29, 2015
Not Stars But Thousands Of Lanterns Took To The Sky

After 6 months of travelling through Eastern Europe and South East Asia we arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand just in time for the annual Loy Krathong festival, or lantern festival. Loy Krathong is a Buddhist festival celebrated in Thailand to honor Buddha. In Northern Thailand, where Chiang Mai is located, this festival coincides with the Lanna festival of Yee Peng.  The festival involves the beautiful Sky Lantern release followed by floating handmade krathongs (or floating lotus made of banana leaves and flowers) in the river. With Chiang Mai being the former capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, it holds a spectacular annual Yee Peng Festival and cultural celebration, falling on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month when the tides are highest.

Traditional Thai Costumes During Yee Peng and Loy Krathong

Traditional Thai Costumes During Yee Peng and Loy Krathong

 

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Thousands Of Lanterns High In The Sky Like Stars

Thousands Of Lanterns High In The Sky Like Stars

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Miss Chiang Mai

Miss Chiang Mai

A Float During The Festival Parade

A Float During The Festival Parade

A Beautiful Float By A Chiang Mai Old Town Gate

A Beautiful Float By A Chiang Mai Old Town Gate