World’s Most Beautiful Lantern Festivals

Whether floating across the night sky in the hundreds, drifting gently across the water, hanging from summer trees, draped on temples to ring in the New Year, or simply dangling from the ceiling in your bedroom, lanterns have a unique way of transfixing us with their graceful, glowing beauty.

Luckily for us, there are dozens of festivals and celebrations around the world that feature lanterns. Below are some of our favorites that have been shared by your fellow Trovers:

The Yi Peng Festival of Lights in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Trover photo by Drew Hopper

 

World-famous lanterns along the streets of Old Town in Hội An, Vietnam

Trover photo by Softrock

 

Celebrating Yi Peng at the Wat Phan Tao School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Trover photo by Andy Yee

 

The Chinese Lantern Festival at Albert Park in Auckland, New Zealand

Trover photo by Maegan Mcdowell

 

The RiSE Festival in Jean, Nevada

Trover photo by John Riding

 

Chinese New Year lanterns at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Trover photo by Christopher Wong

 

Handmade lanterns for sale at the Old Town night market in Hội An, Vietnam

Trover photo by Drew Hopper

 

Lanterns outside the Petra Treasury at the night ceremony in Ma’an, Jordan

Trover photo by Hecktic Travels

 

Want more lantern festival beauty? Check out the full list of lanterns from around the world here, and don’t forget to share your own lantern festival discoveries on Trover!