Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy Thai New Year - Songkhran!

I lived in Bangkok for ten brilliant years thanks to a slight obsession with Muay Thai. This weekend is Songkhan - or Thai New Year. It's essentially a nationwide water fight involving fire-engines, buckets of ice-cold water, parties and of course lots of Muay Thai events. It goes on for at least three days and is by far one of the best times to be in Thailand.

Live music from the 'phipat' orchestra accompanies each fight 

Specialised cheering! This pic was taken about five years ago but you can still see him today.
MuayThai gear drying on my balcony in Bangkok

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