Thailand: Pattaya – Songkran Water Festival

Songkran is the Thai New Year celebration , and it’s also know as the water festival. The world’s biggest water fights happen at Songkran and everything and everybody gets wet. In Bangkok, many streets are closed and massive water fights erupt. In Pattaya, Songkran lasts a whole week and literally every single street turns into a water war zone – you will get soaked and splashed over and sprayed and dumped water upon absolutely everywhere you go. Tourists arm themselves with massive water guns and participate in the fun – often occupying beer bars and then just “fighting” from there. It’s mostly fun, except when some overzealous fighters spray you straight in the face or ears or lather soapy crap over you. And for people going about their daily choirs – it’s a nightmare….