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2012 Songkran Festival Bangkok was wet and wild

posted 19 Apr 2012, 06:22 by Fin Chockdee
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.

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.

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how did you go! 

The action was welcome all over Bangkok 

Silom was 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