Chiang Mai: Loy Krathong parade

On the second night of the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festival, Chiang Mai hosts an illuminated parade with large floats of beautiful women and handsome men dressed in the northern Lanna costumes of old.

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Parade Chiang Mai 2012-0

The Loy Krathong Parade features giant illuminated krathongs, on top of which are perched candidates for the upcoming beauty contest (Noppamas Queen).

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Many women, men and children take part in the Parade and it is a colorful spectacle. Lots of different dresses and costumes, all very elaborately decorated.

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Parade Chiang Mai 2012-1

The parade stopped every few minutes, so we could take lots of pictures.

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Parade Chiang Mai 2012-2

This girl was so cute but also very tired, she kept stifling a yawn:

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Parade Chiang Mai 2012-4

A very colorful costume:

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Some very handsome seafarers:

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Of course, lots of lanterns everywhere:

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And a final shot after we watched the parade for two hours, it was slowly making its way from the Tha Pae gate to the bridge:

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Parade Chiang Mai 2012-8

Here is a short clip I found on YouTube showing Thai women dancing:

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