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Songkran Water Fights
Written by Panrit "Gor" Daoruang   
Friday, 23 February 2007 01:49
Although Songkran officially starts on the 13th April, some people like to get the festivities off to an early start. After all, four days isn't usually enough time for a water fight. The pictures on the following pages were taken while I was having a break from the fun. I went around in a car for a couple of hours to try and give you a feeling of what it is like on the streets. All of these pictures were taken in Paknam in Samut Prakan. Most provinces would be the same as this.
Traffic Control. During Songkran, the mob is in control of the roads and if you are on a motorbike and they ask you to slow down then you'd better do what they say.

This way please, slow down so that we can throw water on you! No, there isn't any ice in the buckets!

That was fun wasn't it?

Motorcyclists are prime targets as they don't have any guns to fire back with. The two girls on the back of this bike have their faces smeared with white powder.

Two pick-up trucks passing each other slow down to fire all guns at the enemy.

A bunch of very wet girls having fun!