Saturday, April 27, 2013

Songkran Water Festival - PhotoHunt

Thai water

PhotoHunt theme : Coffee or tea?/ Zoom

April is the hottest month of the year in Thailand. For a week, the whole country celebrates a fun festival with friendly water fights and street parties. Tourists like myself flew into Bangkok particularly to enjoy this colourful and festive carnival.

We bought several huge water guns. There were chaos along the roads leading to my hotel. Everyone went bananas and started shooting water at strangers. Some locals threw buckets of water at us. Nobody got angry. It was fun though. :D

Thai water 3

At the Central World Mall, there were fun-filled events featuring entertainment, food, attractions and rides such as a Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds and games. Most interesting and fun was a foam party.

Thai water 2

It was difficult to get near the crowds for better shots without getting my camera wet. I stayed in the air-con buildings and zoomed in on the action outside :D

Thai iced tea

During Songkran, most offices, banks, small family-run restaurants and shops are closed as the people go back to their hometown for reunions with their families. Big shopping malls remain open. Thankful that my favourite Thai restaurant was opened. Love their delicious Thai milk tea and crispy salmon skins. hehe.....






27 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun, love the pictures! and the tea looks inviting, but I am not so sure about the salmon skins :) Happy weekend, ECL!

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    1. A speciality of my favourite Thai restaurant, the salmon skins are fried into crispy snacks. :)

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  2. That looks like a fun festival and the tea looks refreshing.

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    1. Wet and enjoying it in Bangkok for that 4 days. Besides the water thrown at us, the refreshing tea cooled us down in that hot weather.

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  3. That tea looks so yummy! The foam party must have been a lot of fun!

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    1. I love Thai milk tea. I didn't participate but had a good laugh watching the people having fun :)

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  4. the waterfights sound like a lot of fun - as long as you are expecting them. :)

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    1. Yay, it was a friendly war between locals and the foreigners. In fact the locals taught us how to have fun during Songkran. We learnt many innovative ways to win a water fight.

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  5. What a nice event. Shooting water is very interesting. I'm surprised that adults not children enjoy it. :)

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    1. It was mostly the adults who were participating and enjoying the water fights. Passers-by were not spared, they have buckets of water thrown in their faces or face a full blast from the water gun brigade :D.

      Not supposed to get angry if one gets wet during Songkran, the water is a form of blessing.

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  6. That I call a fun street party ! Would love to participate and get very wet, lol !

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  7. Hi ECL, wow, that festival looks like so much fun! I think I would enjoy attending an event like that. I don't blame you for zooming in from a distance to capture the joyous occasion. :) I had tea with milk for the first time in Scotland and really liked it. I had never tried it with ice. That looks so refreshing. I have to say that those salmon skins look delicious too.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. oh this sounds like so much fun! here it would be in August, but everyone runs away from the heat instead of embracing it!

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  9. Looks like heaps of fun ECL at least everyone is dressed for the occasion haha!

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  10. looks fun..haven't experienced that before.

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  11. My future daughter in-law want to visit Thailand and I need to tell her about this. Sound like a wild fun time.
    Thanks for visiting earlier and drinks are on me.

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  12. As long as a good time was had by all...
    Happy Hunting~

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  13. Looks like a fun way to get wet and cool off. We have not had water gun or water cannon fights since we were kids people must really love this festival.

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  14. Wow! This looks like a fun fest!!!! We have a similar fest here called Holi! :) :) :)
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  15. Fun times!!

    We have a similar festival in India called 'Holi' :)

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  16. what a way to get yourself WET LOL! :P

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