Who would you visit Chiang Mai, Thailand with?😍 Delicate, paper lanterns float high above Thailand and its neighboring countries, filling the night sky with an ethereal beauty that slowly rises and fades into the twinkling stars above. This spectacular sight is part of the annual festival known as Loy Krathong, during which crowds gather near rivers and lakes to pay their respects to the goddess of water, to show gratitude for the use of water in their daily lives, and to apologize for the pollution they may have caused to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Along with the release of the traditional lanterns, those celebrating may also send small baskets made of banana leaves and adorned with flowers, incense, and candles down the river ways to symbolize the exchange of life's hardships for good luck in the future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy #LoyKrathong to all who celebrate!
I was very excited for this festival. It’s called Yee Peng. I’ve arranged my whole Thailand itinerary to fit this festival. I have to say I’m having mixed feeling. It’s one of the most stunning things I’ve ever seen but it was destroyed by all of us tourists trying to get a piece of this festival. It was over before I knew it. The bridge over me was packed with people so I went under the bridge to release mine. A great choice. Find your own way.
Have you ever been excited by a travel destination or event and felt disappointed? I’d like to hear it.ill read all the comments and feel better that I’m not alone in my feelings. .