Photo Gallery: Tazaungdaing, the Festival of Lights

The Tazaungdaing Festival, a buddhist celebration in Myanmar, is held on the full moon day of Tazaungmoon and marks the end of the rainy season. In the city of Taunggyi, the festival is celebrated with a huge fair, with traditional food and carnival rides. It becomes spectacular when the hot air balloons rise into the dark sky of the night, decorated with hundreds of candles.

Photos by Rolf, taken in Taunggyi on November 3rd, 2014.