At the signal from the announce to let go the Khom Loi (floating sky lantern), we were just mesmerised by the amazing sights of the sky filled with thousands of sky lanterns floating almost in a similar pattern rushing toward the full moon. For us, the first timers attending this event was an overwhelming experience but it was soon over as the thousand of lanterns disappeared in the night sky. Yee Peng, the Northern Thai Lanna Festival is held at the same time during the Loi Krathong 25 November 2015. Continue reading
The festival of lightsThe sky lanterns filled the darkness like a thousand light bulbs lighting up the pitch -black sky over Chiang Mai. Some say a prayer before setting of the sky lanterns while other wrote their wishes on the lantern. As it goes higher it get smaller and eventually just disappear into the darkness but is soon replaced by a continuous flow of sky lanterns let off by the hundreds of local and tourists.