Terrific Thailand – Getting soaked at the Songkran Festival

Happy Songkran 2013

Happy Songkran 2013

Thai New Year, Songkran Festival, basically the largest water fight in the world. The Central Business District where I am staying has been converted into a water battleground. Giant roadside machines pour foam into the streets, tuk tuks become mobile water tanks, street stalls sell water pistols, 7-11s are used as water refilling stations and shopfronts drag hoses out of the door to terrorise passers-by. This creates the perfect conditions for an absolutely awesome celebration.

Tuk Tuk Water Tank

Tuk Tuk Water Tank

What has to be the funnest moment of the trip so far everyone gets in on the action. Kids, grandparents, tourists, everyone was pouring, throwing or shooting water at everyone else. Coupled with this was the rubbing of a chalk paste onto your face to wish you a Happy New Year.

Cute Thai kid getting in on the action

Cute Thai kid getting in on the action

Songkran

 

Songkran

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