Thailand’s Amazing Lantern Festival

Every year in Chiang Mai province, thousands of people gather to release paper lanterns into the night sky as part of the Yeepeng Lanna Festival. It’s quite a sight to behold. It’s also what inspired that lantern scene in Walt Disney’s ‘Tangled’!

Time to light up

Everyone is asked to co-ordinate the lighting of the lanterns

Because the beauty lies in letting go at the same time

Which is quite the spectale!

This is the widest photo taken

Where these lanterns end up… only the wind knows

Until next year…

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