Hot air

A man prepares a hot-air balloon before taking off in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. While fueled and in the air, the average hot-air balloon will weigh more than two tons.

Reblogged from National Geographic

Night lights


In Chiang Mai, floating lanterns set the night alight during the annual Yi Peng festival. The tradition emphasizes reflection and spiritual cleansing. The lit lanterns, or khom loi, are hot-air balloons made of rice paper.

Reblogged from National Geographic