I haven’t been to to the Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival in Thailand with the magical hot air lanterns, but I’d love to one day. Pretty amazing experience I’m sure.
“The Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival (going on through November 2nd) is a Buddhist lantern festival held in Northern Thailand. Thousands of lit Khom Fai (sky lanterns) are set off into the air, and with them are said to go the troubles of the person who launched each lantern.
Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources of mountains (dois), waterfalls and other nature-based tourist attractions. At the same time, Chiang Mai residents are warm, gracious and congenial providing authentic hospitality making visits memorable and meaningful. Moreover, visitors from all walks of life can collect handicrafts of silk, silver and
wood produced locally as timeless souvenirs.
Chiang Mai is a place where both backpackers and luxury tourists can enjoy themselves to the fullest.