Tourists jump the gun as Songkran celebrations in Chiang Mai begin

PUBLISHED ON THU, APR 13, 2017 9:56 AM

Tourists jump the gun as Songkran celebrations in Chiang Mai begin

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

CHIANG MAI: -- Songkran celebrations began in earnest in Chiang Mai yesterday with monks and tourists leading the way.

 

While most of the public outside the city center were waiting until today tourists jumped the gun, literally, by engaging in some central city water fun, reported Thai Rath.

 

Most of the tourists were either Europeans or Chinese. There was heavy traffic yesterday evening as the knock on effect meant many roads were snarled.

 

At the temple of Wat Sri Don Moon in Saraphee district well known abbot "Khru Ba Noi" gave his blessings wishing people luck, wealth and happiness for the new year.

 

Some of his underlings did the splashing with scented water while one of the recipients was Region 5 police chief Paloosap Prasertsak who took off his uniform to receive the traditional blessing.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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