Beach Songkran Festival
Songkran marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year according to the lunar calendar. In most parts of the country, it is celebrated for up to five days. But in Koh Samui, just a hour flight away from Bangkok, locals and tourists come together for only one day of action-packed, water-soaked fun on the 13th of April.
Chaweng Beach, Samui Songkran Festival 2014
On Samui the main spot to play Songkran is Chaweng beach and the surrounding area were the streets were lined with people throwing water on cars and motorbikes as they passed by.
Temples in Koh Samui, Thailand
Seemingly worlds away from the crowded streets are some of the most beautiful temples – here you not only get a little taste of Thai culture, but also an opportunity to learn more about the origin of Songkran. If you don’t feel like joining the rowdy streets, most resorts put on activities to show and celebrate Thai culture with their guests.
Conrad Samui, Songkran Festival 2014
We were at the Conrad Samui, who put on a very genuine celebration where a band played songkran style music, it was dancing and good times.
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