Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) is held every mid of April in Phuket Island. This event will be once again marked by the water based festivities, which traditionally were limited to sprinkling some water on the head of your elders, or going to the temple for a blessing and sprinkle from a Monk.
These days, water fights are the order of the day, though the temple is still important. Just about anywhere you go -- and especially in Soi Bangla in Patong Beach -- there are people lined up along the street ready with buckets of water and huge water pistols to drench anyone passing by. It will be definitely great fun!
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2011
Photos from the Thai New Year in Soi Bangla in Patong