Thailand’s Yi Peng Lantern Festival

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Every fall, the Yee Peng (or Yi Peng) lantern festival is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, coinciding with the Thai holiday of Loy Krathong. The festival is one of the more photogenic in the world, with thousands of lanterns lit alight and set free into the night sky. 

Daniel Nahabedian, a Chiang Mai-based photographer, was there to photograph the event. I’ve featured two of his photos below, but for the full photoessay, hop on over to his site, Canvas-of-Light – some wonderful night photography there!

-Jodi

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(c) 2012 Daniel Nahabedian

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(c) 2012 Daniel Nahabedian