You may have been involved in water-fights, but this is closer to a water war. Buckets, bowls, cups, water pistols, fire hoses and even elephant trunks are used to douse the streets in a celebration that encapsulates Thailand's warm relaxed attitude to festivities.
Running from the 13th-15th of April, Songkran captures the imagination of every man, woman and child and brings together thousands of strangers to become brothers in H20 arms. It's hard to imagine just how much joy can be spread through drenching strangers, but when 69 million people agree to take up the challenge it takes on a spirit of it's own.
This 18 day package will deliver all of Thailand's most spectacular landmarks and cultural motifs. Nestled right in the middle of your stay the Songkran water festival begins and you'll get to celebrate in traditional Thai style in Chiang Mai. Experience the bustling capital of Bangkok, before moving on to Kanchanaburi, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Phuket. Celebrate Songkran in style and then soak in the sites of Thailand afterwards.
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Songkran is a traditional Thai festival that represents washing away of ones sins and bad luck. It's a festival of unity that brings the country together.
You can get a visa on arrival for 30 days and then extend if you wish to stay longer.
Songkran lasts for 3 full days but the water fight hits it's peak on day 2.
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