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I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Tag Archives: Chiang Mai

Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yi Peng is the beginning of the multi-day Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Loi Krathong involves a lot of fire.  Actually, the significance of the festival lies in the act of letting go of the floating lanterns, or floating candles on waterways.  It is how people in Thailand and much of SE Asia practice letting go of angry feelings and grudges.  Anne and I flew over to Thailand on Friday, and made it back to the Philippines on Sunday.  We stayed in the wonderful Seven Senses Guest House.  If I am ever back in Chiang Mai, I would happily stay there again. 

mike - patrick, i love these. the stars draping the backround of the dome and the monks tending the candles on the steps is such a beautiful photograph. i also loved the teen monk on his cell phone ;)February 5, 2013 - 8:16 am

Kevin Wrenn - WOW! how amazing Patrick. These are stunning images. How did I not end up there. I heard about this from a friend who was there, but now back in Bali. Jeez, and to think I was just a few hours away from here. Man! ok next year!February 5, 2013 - 8:52 am

Jennifer Hartman (Photo Elan) - Niiiiice!February 5, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Melly - Where are these locations exactly? A friend and I are heading there this year. Would love to get some great shots!October 12, 2014 - 4:40 am

Chiang Mai, Thailand Travel Photography

Chiang Mai, New Years Eve 2012.  The whole city lets off floating lanterns starting just after it gets dark, and building until well after midnight.  Instead of joining the tourist horde, we slipped into a temple that was in the middle of its own celebration.  Quiet meditation music and all the lanterns we could light, was the highlight of the evening.  In Chiang Mai, we stayed at the Yindee Stylish Guesthouse.  It was great.  Nice location, friendly owners, clean flashpacker-friendly rooms.

Chiang Mai isn’t really a location that I would heavily recommend.  It feels like it’s been overrun by tourists and kind of lost most of its character.  Better to just keep going to Chiang Rai.  The only reason I’d want to visit either one, would be to rent a motorcycle and do more touring of the surrounding hills.  TOTAL.VACATION.WIN.

lift off.

Right at 12:00 fireworks joined the lanterns in the sky.

We met this monk and he told us all about the ceremony and his experiences living in Chiang Mai.

Kevin Wrenn Photography - Wow my friend. This is such an amazing post! How cool it must have been to shoot this!March 3, 2012 - 12:53 am

carla - WOW!!! These photos are INCREDIBLE!! I am planning to go to Chiang Mai this nye and would love to experience the above too...how can i?April 18, 2013 - 12:02 pm