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Salak Yom – Wat Hariphunchai, Lamphun

Salak Yom Lamphun - Wat Hariphunchai - tree of gifts

Salak Yom Lamphun – Wat Hariphunchai – tree of gifts

Salak Yom ceremony at Wat Phra That Hariphunchai in Lamphun. This is an important annual ceremony for the Yong people, the ethnic minority of Lamphun.

The celebration centers around building bamboo structures, some nearly 20m-tall, using strips of the wood that are dyed and to which they tie offerings for monks. The building process can take a week or two to complete and is seen as a demonstration of handicraft skills for the Yong girls.

Loy Kratong, Chiang Mai; final night and lantern parade

ark3_Loy Kratong 7th November (3)

 

Loy Kratong, Chiang Mai

The photos can’t really capture the event, but here’s a few snaps from last night.