Bangkok – Getting Wet & Wild for Songkran

While the Red Shirts protesters are out at the Victory Monument, Vibhavadi Road and other government office areas in Bangkok having head on confrontation with Thai Military / Police Force, the rest of the merry people in Bangkok are taking over the streets of silom with water pistols, buckets and trashcans filled with ice water! It’s Wet Wet Wild time (inspired by Ms Nicole Lee) for Songkran!

Preparation of ammunition for the upcoming water battle!
Preparation of ammunition for an impending war battle

Here’s a quick explanation of the festival: Songkran is a three-day holiday in Thailand, April 13-15. Over the years, it has slowly evolved from the gentle pouring of water over the hands of friends and relatives to a crazy large scale water fight frenzy.

Depending on your budget, choose from modest water pistols (with protective umbrellas for close combat) to high powered water cannons with multiple shots
Depending on your budget, choose from modest water pistols (with protective umbrellas for close combat) to high powered water cannons with multiple shots

Video

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Spoils of the pre-war
Spoils of the pre-war

Once the sun goes down that’s when the real party starts! This is not in a club, the speakers are blasting full volume on the streets of silom!

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