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Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) on Koh Phangan

Culture, Koh Phangan
Songkran in Thongsala
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Every April the residents of Koh Phangan gather is Thongsala to celebrate the Songkran Water Festival, or Thai New Year. You will enjoy joining the locals to welcome the wet season to Koh Phangan with wild and wet revelry that has become synonymous with the Songkran Festival.

Thongsala becomes the host of a village wide water fight where people playfully douse one another with water guns and buckets, transforming this picturesque village into a water playland.

If you prefer a more stoic celebration you can experience the Songkran Water Festival by taking in traditional performances at one of Koh Phangan's many temples that celebrate Songkran with live music and traditional dancers.

Last Updated: 03 Sep 2010