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A lantern being launched into the night sky. There were thousands of lanterns flying by us at 9 p.m.
Day 18: A Festival of Lights and a Chat with Monks

November 1st 2009
We are so lucky. Today is the first day of one of the most important festivals in Chiang Mai; we weren't aware of this when we'd initially mapped out the dates. Loi Krathong is a 2-day festival that celebrates the harvest and the end of the rainy season, and always takes place during a full moon (tomorrow night). People pour into Chiang Mai from all over Thailand to do three things: 1. Pa ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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