Revellers and elephants join in the water fighting fun at Rattanakosin Royal Square.
As Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok is renowned for its historic temples such as Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Suthat and Wat Arun. But when April comes around, people from around the world arrive to witness and participate in the revelries of the Bangkok Songkran Festival.
While others bask at beach resorts, Bangkok locals and tourists find relief against the scorching sun by joining in the famous water fights. During Songkran, the streets of Bangkok become impassable without getting drenched from buckets of water, water guns and water cannons. The water fights are held in various places around Banglamphu, most notably Thanon Khao San, Rattanakosin Royal Square, Phra Athit Road, Santhichaiprakan and Wisut Krasat. Be sure to bring your water pistol or bucket!
Prepare to get soaked at every street corner!