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Celebrating at the temple - the Songkran way of life

A Brief Look at the Songkran Way of Life

The Songkran Way of Life The world’s largest water fight was traditionally a Buddhist festival that marked the New Year and began as a humble and pious affair. Thai people visited their local temples to pay respects to their ancestors and to sprinkle scented water on the hands of...
Experience Songkran

Experience Songkran in Ways You’ve Never Seen Before

Most people have heard of the infamous three-day water fight that is Songkran, and if you asked them what they liked most about their time there, they would probably provide you with a long list of reasons as to why they couldn’t choose their favourite thing. There’s music,...
Traditional Songkran

Traditional Songkran

What can you expect at Songkran apart from lots of water fights? Well combined with the traditional and modern activities, the traditional Songkran makes for a pretty entertaining and packed affair all around. The Thai New Year lasts for three days from April 13 to 15, although...
Thailand Water Park

Thailand Becomes a Water Park

Water transforms us all It’s funny. There’s a time in Thailand where the summer sun bakes the ground and dries out the air. You wouldn’t expect a drop of water for weeks. Then something strange happens and the tide begins to turn. The Songkran festival draws near and the cities...
Sand castles Songkran

More Than Water: Sand Castles at Songkran

Something you might see quite commonly around cities celebrating Thai New Year are chedis, or sand pagodas. In fact, it’s a tradition in the region according to local custom was practiced as a way of replenishing the temple with sand displaced by the passing of countless...
The calm before Songkran festival

The Calm Before Songkran Festival

The Songkran festival starts off like any other day in Thailand. You’d wake up to see the sun already well into its arc of the sky. You can feel the heat of summer as you rise from your bed. Looking outside everything looks normal. Unless you’ve been to Songkran before, or have...
Water at Songkran

Bucket Loads of Infinite Water at Songkran

There is a beauty in getting ridiculously soaked. The act of throwing water at and dousing strangers at Songkran is becoming a time honoured tradition. Though meant to only last a few days at the beginning of the festivities for Taiwanese New year, a lot of people get carried...
Songkran Water Battle

Songkran: The Worlds Wettest Water Fight

Imagine being transported back in time to your childhood when the only care in the world you had was where the next water balloon was coming from and when you would have time to refill your water gun. Remember those good times and then get ready to relive that moment (or rather...
Songkran Tips

Top 10 tips for surviving Songkran

Songkran is a pretty mind-blowing experience, and it can take you by surprise and overwhelm you if you’re not prepared. So here are some expert tips to making your Songkran experience enjoyable and hassle-free. Guard yourself: Roads can get pretty crowded, so be aware of traffic...
Thai money

How to Carry Money in Thailand

Before you go on your water-soaked Songkran adventure, you may want to consider how you will access your money and carry your money around with you, that way you won’t have money troubles while you’re away. Wealth of Options to Access Money With a number of options out there to...