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Songkran celebration Vientiane 2019

April 16, 2019 by David Herd

Songkran celebration Vientiane

Songkran celebration Vientiane

Songkran celebration Vientiane
Songkran celebration Vientiane 2019 was certainly more subdued compared to the madness in Pattaya. Songkran is the Lao & Thai New Year’s national holiday. Throwing water has become a huge part of the annual celebrations. If you’re visiting Thailand during this period, prepare to get splashed! In Laos you are able to dodge the soaking if you are careful. 🙂

Look out here they come. 🙂

Songkran celebration Vientiane Lots of pickups prowl the streets with barrels of water to throw at other vehicles & pedestrians.

Our hotel staff 

Songkran celebration Vientiane The day we arrived all the staff were having fun soaking each other for Songkran celebration Vientiane. I would happily recommend the Bloom Boutique Hotel, excellent rooms, friendly staff & a great breakfast. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good discount.

Lunch before the water fight

Bloom Boutique Hotel Vientiane We were invited to join them for lunch however we didn’t want to intrude.

Tuk Tuk

Songkran celebration Vientiane Not all the Tuk Tuks are as flash as this one, in fact many of them are very old indeed.

Father & son.

Songkran celebration Vientiane Age is no barrier when having fun at Songkran.

Songkran celebration Vientiane

Songkran celebration Vientiane The folks relax while the kids play in the pool. As I said earlier Songkran is so much more subdued in Laos than Thailand, in fact each year around 450 Thais lose their life on the roads over what Thailand call the seven deadly days.

Let the games begin

Songkran celebration Vientiane Setting up on the footpath for another day of mayhem. 🙂

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