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Lanterns floating into the night sky in Thailand
January 6, 2012

Floating Lanterns, Thailand

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

I had planned a recent trip to Thailand in November to coincide with the Loy Krathong celebration because I had seen pictures of the floating lanterns being launched into the sky. However, nothing I had seen prepared me for the incredible magic of experiencing thousands of these lanterns floating into the night sky at once while monks chanted at the Lanna Meditation Center in Chiang Mai. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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Photograph by Patrice Carlton, My Shot

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