Songkran Goes Off Wet, Wild and Spirited in Bangkok (Photos)

BANGKOK — If revelers vote with their feet, the furious water- and booze-drenched combat of Khaosan Road proved a stronger draw than a government-sponsored cultural event nearby in Bangkok’s old quarter.

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And once past the checkpoints into the “alcohol-free” zone, where large water guns and face powder were supposed to be banned, it was anything goes as usual.

Suan Santichaiprakarn was virtually empty mid-day Saturday, the second day of Songkran. Traditional activities are being hosted there by City Hall.
Suan Santichaiprakarn was virtually empty mid-day Saturday, the second day of Songkran. Traditional activities are being hosted there by City Hall.

Meanwhile on Khaosan Road …

Reporting Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Teeranai Charuvastra

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