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!