Yi Peng Festival Chiang Mai 2012 (10000+ Sky Lanterns)

By | November 26, 2013

Yi Peng Festival – Loy Krathong Chiang Mai – 2012 The amazing Yi Peng Sky Lantern festival takes place in November every year across Thailand. But without a …

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25 thoughts on “Yi Peng Festival Chiang Mai 2012 (10000+ Sky Lanterns)

  1. nick matalski

    You guys paid the 2600 Baht charge per person to get in?

  2. Lost & Found Travel

    Every year somebody posts a new version of this. This is the best one ever.
    GREAT shots. Great tone. Love it.

  3. Married2Travel

    Beautiful video. I was hoping to make it last year, I hope I get to see it
    this year. Simply amazing.

  4. Eight Miles from Home

    Thanks so much. To be Honest, we could have done a MUCH better job of this,
    but we were concentrating on taking photos this time because my parents
    were with us. Next year we will bring our proper gear and do it EPIC.

  5. nongthip

    The past two years they’ve staged a 2nd “tourist only” event at the same
    location but a week later, and charged $100 (last year $80) including
    pickup from town and a free lantern. But it’s way less intense and a ripoff
    both financially and spiritually. Give that a miss and go to the real event
    a week before. Free of charge, extremely crowded but worth the experience.

  6. Eight Miles from Home

    I know, that was this one. We made sure we went to the genuine one on the
    24th.

  7. wreckead

    Truly awe inspiring site to see real………Im not a buddhist but i can
    honestly say i was highly moved by this night in Chiang Mai in 2010 and
    hope to be there again soon……..Beautifully shot guys, keep up the good
    work.

  8. Warintorn Yuenyong

    สวยงามมาก อยากไป จัง ^{+++}^

  9. Nok Johnston

    Great job all ur vdo are awesome 😉 enjoys Thailand

  10. Mei Ling Wong

    Woooowww…. So Amazing!!!! Love Thailand

  11. ALPE83

    1 person doesn’t have money to travel to Thailand.

  12. Backpack ME

    Guys, your travel videos are epic! Such a pleasure to watch your channel,
    seriously!! Keep it up! 🙂

  13. Anh Do

    You mean you went to the event on 24 Nov 2012, correct? Do you know the
    date for this year? The tourist one is 23 Nov 2013.

  14. Eight Miles from Home

    yes i think so, thats what i’ve heard anyway

  15. Eight Miles from Home

    correct. the official date just got released yesterday. November 16th
    people 😉

  16. Eight Miles from Home

    sorry its november 16th for yi peng, november 17th for loy krathong

  17. akumabito2008

    Excellent! Good thing I planned on staying in CM for 4 days on our round
    trip through Thailand. We’ll be there!!

  18. Ban Sabai Village Resort & Spa

    *Lantern Festival / Festival of Lights*
    *November 16-18*

    Loi Krathong is celebrated all around Thailand with lotus-shaped
    receptacles – traditionally made out of a banana stalk and adorned with
    candles, incense and a small coin is sometimes added as an offering to the
    river spirits. While “loi” means to float, “krathong” has no literal
    translation, but refers to the lotus-shape receptacle. It is considered to
    be an ancient Brahmanic or Indic festival where people paid their respect
    to their God, either to Shiva, Vishnu or Brahma and in more modern times to
    Buddha. It is held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the
    Thai Lunar Calendar.

    Yi Peng is northern Thailand’s version of the festival of lights. Here in
    Chiang Mai, we release thousand of illuminated lanterns into the sky while
    making a wish. It is quite wonderful to see and experience the many
    lanterns floating and lighting up the night. During the weekend, many
    events will be held in the city of Chiang Mai: traditional Thai dance,
    Grand Yi Peng Parade, beauty pageants, fireworks, and decorations in the
    old city.

    For the interesting history of Loi Krathong: http://goo.gl/sbK6Os

    For more about the festivals: http://goo.gl/2IcTl

    Wonderful video from 2012 floating lights festival: http://goo.gl/K0EtL1

    #loikrathong #festivaloflights #lanternfestival #chiangmai

  19. Ban Sabai Village Resort & Spa

    *Lantern Festival / Festival of Lights*
    *November 16-18*

    Loi Krathong is celebrated all around Thailand with lotus-shaped
    receptacles – traditionally made out of a banana stalk and adorned with
    candles, incense and a small coin is sometimes added as an offering to the
    river spirits. While “loi” means to float, “krathong” has no literal
    translation, but refers to the lotus-shape receptacle. It is considered to
    be an ancient Brahmanic or Indic festival where people paid their respect
    to their God, either to Shiva, Vishnu or Brahma and in more modern times to
    Buddha. It is held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the
    Thai Lunar Calendar.

    Yi Peng is northern Thailand’s version of the festival of lights. Here in
    Chiang Mai, we release thousand of illuminated lanterns into the sky while
    making a wish. It is quite wonderful to see and experience the many
    lanterns floating and lighting up the night. During the weekend, many
    events will be held in the city of Chiang Mai: traditional Thai dance,
    Grand Yi Peng Parade, beauty pageants, fireworks, and decorations in the
    old city.

    For the interesting history of Loi Krathong: http://goo.gl/sbK6Os

    For more about the festivals: http://goo.gl/2IcTl

    Wonderful video from 2012 floating lights festival: http://goo.gl/K0EtL1

    #loikrathong #festivaloflights #lanternfestival #chiangmai

  20. 8 miles from home

    A short video from our first experience of the Yi Peng festival in
    #chiangmaithailand 

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