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Thursday, April 19, 2012

2012 Songkran Festival Bangkok boom boom water

What happens? 
You could say this is the ultimate cultural immersion. And by that I mean, you are going to get completely soaked.

Squirt guns go on sale in the streets, crowds gather around tubs of water and douse passersby, pickup trucks of revelers also make drive-by soakings.
Pretty much anyone is fair game.

Songkran is a Thai word which means “move” or “change place” as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac. It is also known as the “Water Festival” as people believe that water will wash away bad luck.

The action was welcome all over Bangkok 

Silom very crowded and noisy

Siam was great family fun

Sukhumvit saw many foreigners out and about

Khao San Rd was alive with massive crowds day and night

video report

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