Celebrating Songkran in Khon Kaen


Celebrating Songkran in 2012 in Khon Kaen, for us the first time to celebrate the Thai New Year (also called Songkran) here in Khon Kaen. I use to indulge fully in the madness of the water festival in Pattaya in the years living in Pattaya. But becoming older I starting to get irritated by loads of ice-buckets in my face or full blasts ice-cold water in my ears. So no I had no intention to play the water festival here in Khon Kaen but still I wanted to know what party was going on. You know, here living in a housing-estate just out side the center you barely notice anything of what is going on in the city.

So in the afternoon I took my car to sit safe & dry and make a little tour in the city. In Pattaya the hell of madness would start around or just before lunch-time and end early in de evening. Here it seems that in the afternoon about 3 o'clock the party starts and continues to grown until the begin of the evening and will probably end late in the evening. While in the car I took some pictures. Getting into the party was no problem, but due to very bad organisation (actually none at all) it took me more as 1 hour to pass an intersection to get out of the madness.

Songkran in Khon Kaen, Thailand


Songkran in Khon Kaen, Thailand

Songkran in Khon Kaen, Thailand

Songkran in Khon Kaen, Thailand

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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!