Simple Songkran Ceremonies

In Bangkok we had always failed to see past the more sensationalised, adrenaline-fuelled water fights of the Songkran festival, so last year we decided to search for more intimate and meaningful celebrations in the rural parts of Northeastern Thailand (Isan). This brought us to the small village of Thanon Hak, or “Broken Road” as in English, in the Nang Rong district of Buriram. To fit in we put on some ridiculous looking Songkran shirts, which are a bit like Hawaiian shirts, as we joined the mass exodus of Bangkok as city workers travelled back to their hometowns to celebrate the

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