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Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Want to see more? Visit photos hashtagged #flowerfestival, #chiangmaiflowerfestival, and shared to the Buak Hat Park location page

Chiang Mai, Thailand, hosted its annual Flower Festival over the weekend. The city’s public gardens are especially beautiful this time of year, and visitors flock to the gardens to see flowers found only in Chiang Mai, like the Damask Rose, a rose hybrid.

The Flower Festival Parade on Saturday is the highlight every year. Traditional Thai dancers and Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival competitors ride atop elaborately decorated floral floats and hand out roses to spectators.

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Floating Villages of the Tonlé Sap (ទន្លេសាប) in Cambodia

Want to see more photos of the famous floating villages? Visit the Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village location pages.

Over the course of the year, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, the Tonlé Sap (ទន្លេសាប) in Cambodia, can fluctuate from depths as low as two meters to as high as 14 meters. The inhabitants of the Tonlé Sap’s banks survive this ebb and flow by building floating villages. Their houses, churches, police departments and post offices are built on stilts, they navigate their neighborhoods in boats (children sometimes use large buckets!), and they construct elaborate traps to catch fish as the tide drains. Check out the photos taken by some of the intrepid Instagrammers who’ve made it to the lake.

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Verdade total!

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Verdade total!

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Holiday Lights From Around the World

For many of us, lights have been a part of the holiday season since as far back as we can remember. The custom originated in the 18th century when upper-class Germans began decorating Christmas trees. The lighting trend gained steam in the early 1900s, and by the mid-20th century it had become customary to display strings of electric lights as decoration not only on Christmas trees, but outdoors along streets and buildings.

This year, we’ve gathered Instagram photos from some of the best lights displays around the world. To see more photos, be sure to visit the location pages for each of the displays:

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“Sleep time… See you all next time… Remember: If the world starts to end, my bed is the most safe place in the universe.”
OJ: Good night fellows~ ‘Till next time

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“Sleep time… See you all next time… Remember: If the world starts to end, my bed is the most safe place in the universe.”

OJ: Good night fellows~ ‘Till next time

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Collaborating with nature to form spectacular lights

It boggles the mind sometimes to think about how beautiful the world is. Made possible with data captured in April and October 2012, this composite image from a NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric satellite shows us just how great we humans can be when what we do co-exists with nature in the form of ‘city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight’ mapped as magnificent lights across the United States.

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Collaborating with nature to form spectacular lights

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It boggles the mind sometimes to think about how beautiful the world is. Made possible with data captured in April and October 2012, this composite image from a NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric satellite shows us just how great we humans can be when what we do co-exists with nature in the form of ‘city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight’ mapped as magnificent lights across the United States.

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Remembering the Wright Brothers

To see more photos of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, visit the location page.

109 years ago today, two bicycle mechanic brothers from Ohio, Wilbur and Orville Wright, piloted the first sustained airplane flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Wind, sand and privacy brought the Wrights to Kitty Hawk’s Kill Devil Hills in 1900 and the brothers spent three years conducting experiments there. Visitors to the hills today can walk along the routes of the four flights that took place on December 17, 1903, and also visit the 60-foot (18 meter) granite monument that was dedicated in their honor in 1932. Inscribed on the memorial tower is the phrase “In commemoration of the conquest of the air by the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright conceived by genius achieved by dauntless resolution and unconquerable faith,” and atop the tower is a marine beacon, similar to one found in a lighthouse.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPchameleoncar

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPchameleoncar, which asked participants to capture photographs of cars blended in with their surroundings. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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