Every April, Thailand celebrates its new year by descending into a watery chaos with a water carnival known as สงกรานต์ (Songkran). From the smallest child to the oldest inhabitant, irrespective of religious or cultural background, everyone takes to the street. The original practice of sprinkling water over your nearest and dearest as a sign of good luck, has morphed into hoses in the face, buckets of iced water over your head and water pistol wars. Tourist, local, ex-pat, monk, bartender, policeman… they’re all at it.
So, as befitting a water festival, we took a dinghy trip into Krabi town centre through the backwaters. Inevitably we got drenched, had a huge laugh and gave as good as we got!
We took a more leisurely and spectacular journey through the mangroves on our way back to the marina, even stopping off to soak up the sounds and smells of a wild inlet.
Here is our tribute to one of the funnest days you can ever hope to have in Thailand!
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HAPPY SONGKRAN! สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์
Thanks to American McGee for the additional footage!