Songkran, known as Thailand New year Festival, starts from 13th April to 15th April. On these days, local people celebrate Songkran by splashing water on each other. They believe getting wet will bring more luck, health and wealth in the next year. If you travel to Thailand during this time, you will have chance to experience this unique traditional holiday and learn more about Thailand culture. In order to have a safe, interesting holiday to Thailand during Songkran, here are some tips for you.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do
Songkran is the special holiday. Many people go out and splash water to anyone. You can join with them but it is essential to play by rules. be sure that you use clean and cool water in your fight. You can use water pistol, water buskets, cups or gardens hoses but high pressure hoses and guns are not allowed due to the safety reasons. Besides, there are many people playing game on the streets, pay attention and avoid shooting on people’s eyes.
Protect your posses
There is a lot of water everywhere during Songkran. You don’t want your smartphone and camera to be ruined. Therefore, prepare some waterproof pouches, ziplocs or waterproof bags to protect any of your valuable items. You can take some fantastic pictures through the clear plastic.
Avoid wet powder
The applying of powder is done for extending “blessing” to you. However, in some cases, it causes aces and pores in your face. To avoid this, you can bring some bottle of clean water and use it to wash off the powder. And if you don’t like it at all, you can go somewhere like Khao San Road where the wet powder is prohibited to experience a”safer” Songkran in your holiday to Thailand.
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