Chiang Mai, Thailand Street Photography

Yi Peng Festival, part 2

Here are pictures from a week ago, shot during the Yi Peng Festival here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There was a parade, but I only saw people and floats standing still, presumably waiting for instructions to begin? I don’t know, I shot for at least an hour, and never saw the parade roll. It did start to rain heavily; some of these photographs show parade participants getting shelter nearby.

Yes, that child is on a leash, and yes, those do appear to be Mormons in a country that’s nearly 95% Buddhist; there’s an LDS church in Chiang Mai.