Saturday, April 27, 2013
Songkran Water Festival - PhotoHunt
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
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.
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
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.....