Loi Kra Thong

By November 29, 20102010, Asia

One word to describe Thailand: Breathtaking. We spent our time here in Thailand during the Loi Kra Thong festival. Everywhere you look there are rows upon rows of lanterns. Floating on river are these massive balloon like characters of dragons, flowers, and many other creatures. Almost bringing to life a fantasy world. Between the broken down old walls there are stages with dancers and musicians, surrounded by colourful elephants made out of cloth and lights. After going downtown and wandering through the parade, street stalls, and masses of people we came back to our hotel.  Relaxing in my room for a while and attempting to go to sleep, suddenly I had a burst of energy. Knowing there was no way I would be able to sleep once I was hyper I pulled on a shirt and wandered to the balcony. This was at around two in the morning, little did I know of the spectacle that awaited me. The stars were replaced with little fires and every once in a while there would be a burst of vibrant colours from the fireworks. Besides the occasional bangs of fireworks it was completely silent. It was peaceful and surreal. As each lantern burned up the air became lighter because as they burned up they took all the bad things of that year with them.

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