15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Patchwork of lights

Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most beautiful annual festivals. Thai people pay homage to the goddess of waters in November during the full moon of the twelfth lunar.I took this picture at the Wat Phan Tao Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Monks lit the candles before releasing the lanterns.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © florent mamelle