Monday, 26 April 2010


We got back to Chiang Mai on the 10th to see in the Thai New Year (Songkran). The Thai celebrations last about a week and consist of street parties, parades and to top it off a huge water fight. The old town of Chiang Mai is surrounded by a moat which makes it the perfect setting to hold such an event supplying unlimited ammunition. We had no idea of what to expect but the scale of it was huge! Almost every single person in the city got involved armed with supersoakers, buckets and hosepipes. It was probably the most fun you can possibly have and I have never laughed so hard in all my life!

1 comment:

virginia bed and breakfast said...

The Songkran is the colorful festival of Thai New Year. It is celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm and make an active participation by all people of the city.