When I was in Hat Yai, Thailand, it happened that it was the start of their Lantern Festival which will end on February 28, 2011. Indeed, it was worth visiting and imagine no entrance fee required. The event is held at an open area and it was good because it was not raining at that time when we went there. My grandkids from the Philippines and the kids of Love enjoyed the most. As we walked around the park with pendant lighting, we found a lot more interesting and beautiful lanterns with exquisite designs. Yes! it was my first time to see those kind of lanterns.