Songkran or Thai New Year festival has just passed. Well, at least in Bangkok. Today things are back to normal. People get back to Bangkok in order to work, and we could go out without getting wet!
In this post, I would share you the photos of Songkran festival this year from many places in Thailand that I have seen in the news. I hope that I would give you an idea how Songkran in 2015 was and how Songkran in 2016 will be.
Let’s start with the most popular place in Bangkok: Khao San Road. Same as every year, we will see many tourists joining the festival.
Then, another popular place in Bangkok: Silom Road. This place can be reached by both BTS Skytrain (get off at Sala Daeng station) and MRT Subway (get off at Silom Station).
For people who do not like crowded place, Siam Square could be your choice.
Most places have ‘splash water’ event, but actually there are other activities during this festival. If you want to see the culture, I do recommend you to go to temple. Below are photos that were taken at Wat Pho. Other temples also have similar activities.
Other provinces also have ‘splash water’ event such as
And another big place for Songkran festival is at Khao Neow road, Khon Kaen, a province in northeastern Thailand. This year it comes with the ‘no alcohol’ concept and there is a ‘human wave’. Watch the video at this link; the wave starts at 3.30 minutes.
Hope these photos give you an idea how Songkran 2015 in Thailand is. If you have never been to Thailand during Songkran festival, I recommend you to go to the temple in the morning and join the ‘splash water’ event later. Many places people play water until midnight.
Happy Thai New Year!