Songkran Festival: A Wet & Wild Good Time
Chiang Mai, Thailand
To celebrate the traditional New Year, Thailand’s crazy Songkran water festival is held every April all over the country. But the best place to be is Chiang Mai.
Picture tens of thousands of men, women, and children roaming the streets armed with squirt guns, water cannons, and buckets of icy cold water searching for their next victim.
They travel on foot, piled onto scooters or in the back of pickup trucks.
No one is safe from their wrath. If you’re dry, you won’t be for long!
Songkran is Thailand’s craziest holiday, and the whole country comes to a stand-still for a couple of days while everyone cools off during the hottest month of the year.