A More Zen New Year’s Celebration

New Year’s Eve lanterns float silently over Hua Hin, Thailand. In every part of China and most of the western hemisphere, cascades of booming fireworks noisily usher in the new year. In this sleepy beach town a couple hours south of throbbing Bangkok, the new years starts with a more zen and silent send off of glowing lanterns, silently rising and drifting across the skies at midnight.

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