1. Manage My TA

 

Among Amazing Floats...

Khom Loi (sky lantern) at Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Khom Loi (sky lantern) at Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Khom Loi (sky lantern) at Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand Yi Peng lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

View Photos (4)

  • Image © 2011 azim zainudin

As my journey to the north part of Thailand, which is Chiang Mai to document a story about this Loy Krathong festival. In Chiang Mai, Loy Krathong is celebrated in their own style and in a bit different way.

It is called Yi Peng Lantern Festival.

In this Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, a balloon like ‘Khom Loi’ lanterns, ‘Khom Fai’ – a fire lantern and ‘Khom Khwan’ – a smoke lantern are flown into the sky as a symbol of worship to Phrathat Chulamani in heaven.

I was there to witness this awesome, beautiful event. Thousands of 'sky lanterns' are floating in the sky of Chiang Mai. After a year of planning about this trip, with very little information I still manage to come and witness it with my own eyes and capture it with my camera. I must say this the one of the awesome things I have ever seen in my life.

* * * * *

 

Published on 2/13/11

Sponsor links

Comments [2]

comment from Hyderabadonnet

Contributor: gwl123 [97] 3/21/11

0 of 0 people found this comment helpful.

The Content/ remarks were helpful. From http://www.hyderabadonnet.com

Was this comment helpful to you? Inappropriate

Send fresh baked cake all over Kolkata

Contributor: cakesdeliverykolkata [5] 3/16/11

0 of 0 people found this comment helpful.

Surprise your loved ones in Kolkata at a terrific value they will treasure for a lifetime by picking up exotic gifts and flowers from www.cakesdeliverykolkata.com.

Was this comment helpful to you? Inappropriate

Add Comment

You might also be interested in

Lovely women in traditional costume served our Loy Krathong dinner.

Loy Krathong

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Loy Krathong is a special festival celebration in Thailand in November. Float your sorrows away and release your hopes and dreams into the heavens.

Destinations: Pathum Thani province | Nonthaburi province | Mae Hong Son | Buriram province | Ko Tao | Sukhothai | Ko Phi Phi | Uttaradit province | Khao Yai National Park | Nakorn Chaisri | Phimai | Ko Phangan | Chonburi province | Lopburi | Ranong | Satun province | Nakhon Ratchasima | Lampang | Ko Sichang | Narathiwat Province | Hua Hin | Mae Sot | Khon Kaen province | Phetchaburi | Yasothon province | Surat Thani | Golden Triangle | Hat Yai | Songkhla province | Tak province | Thailand | Phang Nga province | Kanchanaburi province | Samut Songkhram province | Krabi | Nakhon Phanom | Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng | Chachoengsao province | Ko Chang | Khon Kaen | Chumphon | Ko Samui | Surin province | Chiang Mai | Nakhon Pathom province | Loei province | Nong Khai province | Phuket | Udon Thani | Ayutthaya | Kampaengphet | Ubon Ratchathani | Bangkok | Phitsanulok | Lancang-Mekong River | Nakhon Si Thammarat province | Chiangrai province | Ko Samet | Umphang | Rayong | River Kwai | Mae Sai | Ban Chiang | Savannakhet | Pattaya
Topics: Travel | Art | Ancient History | Festivals | Adventure | 20th Century History | Religion | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Nature | For Kids
Hot air balloons or Khom Loy at the Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai Thailand

The Loi Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Randy Gaudet - allthai [2,028]

If you like candles placed in colorful paper lanterns, fireworks, beautiful girls in traditional dress, parade floats, lots of food, and parties, do not miss the Loi Krathong festival. Of course, it...

Destinations: Thailand
Topics: Travel | Festivals
Ban Chang, Thailand. Two students perform traditional dance to celebrate Loy Kratong. In their left hands they hold a lotus flower containing a candle.

Loy Krathong

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,687]

As with many traditional festivals, the Thai festival of Loy Krathong, known as Yi Peng in the north, has many conflicting explanations of its purposes. Is it a Brahmanic rite honoring the dead? A...

Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
Topics: Festivals | Traditions
More Stories of Interest
ThingsAsian

ThingsAsian is an Asia travel website with maps, stories, photos and travel tips contributed by a worldwide community.

©1994-2008 Global Directions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Contact webmaster@thingsasian.com

Web Design by Dayspring