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  Loi Krathong parade (Chiang Mai)

 

Thailand

During the Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, a colourful parade is held.

 

Besides traditional dress, the parade features candles, lanterns, banners and other objects.

 

  Loi Krathong parade (Chiang Mai)

 

  Loi Krathong parade (Chiang Mai)

 

Some of the lanterns are very large and carried on a litter.

 

Held on the full moon of ‘yih peng’, it is also known as the festival of lights.

 

  Loi Krathong parade (Chiang Mai)

 

  Loi Krathong parade (Chiang Mai)

 

The Lan Na style lanterns shown here are known as kohm kwaen lanterns.