The calm before the storm
Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya is called Songkran, here are tourists arriving at Kho San Road where the army are sweeping the street to get it right for the festivities. Photo credit Bangkok Post.
Mobile gun seller
Naklua Rd Pattaya are gearing up for April 18 2017.
Weapons of mass destruction
Buy now and practice at home before the battle begins. 🙂
The local amunition dump
Beach Road Pattaya amunition dump waits for the troops to arrive.
Rule numbe 3, the water must be cold.
April is the hottest month in Thailand so these nice people are making sure you will be cool when hit by 1000 water pistols. 🙂
Beach Rd Big fish
All the attraction have been assembled.
The big day is getting closer, having said that people have been drowning each other already for the last 5 days.
Vendors setting up
It’s 8am on April 19 & the vendors are setting up their stalls for the big day.
A work of art, the stall lady said come back later we are giving the food away for free.
Looking for some early morning buyers.
Discussing todays strategy
Or is Tubby just trying to chat up a Russian babe?
Look out here they come
The army arrive to make sure everyone behaves. 🙂
Cops are here as well
Along with a water truck & mobile toilets.
This is the nicest part of Songkran
Seeing the little kids having fun is a great part of Songkran.
Look out here they come
Ready to do battle. Photo credit Bangkok Post.
OK, let the games begin
This is 2nd Rd opposite Bic C Marina.
You can run but yu can’t hide. 🙂
The battle rages.
These videos show the madness & mayhen of Songkran.
Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya
This poor girl just wanted a game of pool & now she is soaked as you can clearly see. 🙂
Marching into battle
These guys are very disiplined marching in a straight line, they are part of ab elite SAS team, (shoot & soak). 🙂
You gotta have foam
Preparing the foam zone.
Having fun in the pool
To me this makes morte sense tham roaming the streets with a water pistol. 🙂
Lets catch the Baht bus she said…….
It will be safer than walking she said……
Out of control Farangs
Sadly may Farangs (is what Thai people call foreigners) tend to make idiots of themselves spoiling the fgun for everyone. This particular mob is no exception, in fact I will name & shame them. Greg, Dave, Gary & Hamish, sometimes I wonder why I call them friends. 🙂 🙂 🙂
A beautiful sunset while the Songkran party rages.
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Thanks for visiting my Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya photo blog.
The Pattaya song
What a great year for travel in 2015
That’s all folks
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