Every year during the Thai Loi Krathong holiday, here in Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, the Lanna (northern Thai) festival “Yee Ping” takes place at Mae Jo. The streets are decorated with lights and lanterns, and here, many thousands of beautiful Lanna-style floating lanterns (khom loi) are launched into the air simultaneously, creating a starfield of glowing fire and sky lanters over Chiang Mai.
This is what I missed my 10-year high school reunion for.
If you get a chance, nothing compares to witnessing this spectacle with your own eyes, but if you missed this year’s event or you don’t want to spend the hundred dollars or so for the trip up north to Mae Joe, here’s a short video compilation so you can see it for free!
Many thanks to Stacey Herbert for some of the great still photos!
Make sure you stay til the end for fireworks!!
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