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As the ceremony dwindled down and the crowd started to clear, we decided to go explore the area that the monks had been sitting in throughout the event. This is what caused the cloud of smoke at the beginning of the ceremony.

 

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There was beautiful images every direction you looked. Flames and torches everywhere!

 

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Now that they were done hosting the party, the monks decided to have their own ceremony.

 

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Wandering around, you could catch many groups of monks lighting their own lanterns and making their own merits.

 

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These two monks shared a special moment as they chanted prayers aloud, before releasing their lantern…

 

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… and then sat in peace and silence watching it rise to the heavens above them.

 

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