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Army cancels Loy Krathong sky lantern world record attempt in Chiang Mai

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Khom Loys (Hot Air Lanterns) during the Loy Krathong Festival

People releasing Khom Loys (Hot Air Lanterns) during the Loy Krathong Festival. Photo: John Shedrick / flickr.

The military in Chiang Mai has ordered the cancellation of a major sky lantern event planned for the Loy Krathong festival in November, following heavy criticism from conservation groups.

The event, jointly organized by the Chiang Mai Tourism Industry Council and the Office Huay Toeng Thao reservoir tourism promotion project, was to be held at Huay Toeng Thao in Mae Rim district of Chiang Mai.

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