Songkran 2015. Hua Hin - with VIDEO report

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Songkran 2015. Hua Hin - with VIDEO report

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Songkran 2015 in Hua Hin has been announced as 12/13 April 2015. Please use this thread to post any local events.

First event poster I've seen (below) is announcing a water tunnel at Phon King Phet Park. Apologies for the photo quality, but I couldn't get a good angle without stepping into 3 lanes of traffic.
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Re: Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by pharvey » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:20 pm

Big Boy wrote: Apologies for the photo quality, but I couldn't get a good angle without stepping into 3 lanes of traffic.
You're just being selfish now....!! :duck:

Unfortunately the LHG and I cannot make it this year (although we'd love to set some fireworks off for good measure to wake up the fish....) - so to those who celebrate it, have a great time..... and to those that don't... have a great time!!

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Re: Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by London Boy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:58 pm

I thought Songkran in Hua Hin was limited to one day (?), however happy if it is two

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:12 pm

It usually starts late afternoon/evening the day before.
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Re: Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by Terry » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:22 pm

pharvey wrote:.................. (although we'd love to set some fireworks off for good measure to wake up the fish....)........
Bloody typical

Songkran Day (13th) is one of the few days that we are closed each year. We do this to allow the staff to have some fun and also to give the fish a rest.

And all you want to do is to set off some bloody fireworks again.......... :banghead: :tsk: :tsk: :tsk:

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Post by pharvey » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:13 pm

^ Ahem..... :oops: :oops:

Just one..... :naughty: :duck:
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Post by JuiceLover » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:41 am

Pharvey: what's an LHG?
Been searching every dictionary on the net but noo.

A not so wild guess; it's your partner.
Still like to know whats the abbreviation stands for.
Thanks in advance.

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Post by bsdk1960 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:10 am

JuiceLover wrote:Pharvey: what's an LHG?
Been searching every dictionary on the net but noo.

A not so wild guess; it's your partner.
Still like to know whats the abbreviation stands for.
Thanks in advance.
Long Hair General :wink:

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Post by pharvey » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:30 am

^ Indeed, The Long Haired General......... and for good reason!!

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Post by JuiceLover » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:38 am

Thanks a lot - now I'm able to sleep, then updating the world of encyklopedias ;-)

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Re: Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:40 pm

I had intended taking my truck out for Songkran this year to join the mobile revelers. However, my daughter tells me that trucks with water on board have been banned by the fun police this year, and those ignoring it will face an on the spot 5,000 Baht fine.

Has anybody else heard of this restriction please?
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Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by hhinner » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:37 pm

Found this:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/ ... g-songkran

Oh yeah - it's from 2013. Image Maybe they're serious this year?

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Re: Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:55 pm

Thank you.

OMG. As much as I enjoy Songkran, I hate the drudge home soaking wet. My cunning plan this year was to stay in the comfort of my cab while observing the festivities :cry:

It looks as though I'm getting wet again.
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Post by hhinner » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:50 pm

I suspect that trucks will be allowed. Maybe only in certain areas or tagging along behind the usual procession. But they're certainly a pain in general traffic. If you do decide to do it just remember to never, ever open a window, even for a second.[WHITE SMILING FACE]

I don't take my car out on Songkran because of the danger of encountering errant motorbikes, especially when the drivers are drunk or just taking evasive action to avoid idiots soaking them.

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Re: Songkran 2015. Hua Hin

Post by JAGfx » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:21 pm

This is our first Songkran in Thailand and we have heard it's pretty tame in HH compared to CM etc. that doesn't bother us but we don't want to miss any of the fun. Now I see dates mentioned here of 12th and 13th, so am I correct in assuming that it is something like an Aussie New Years Eve where you start celebrating the evening before (the 12th) with celebrations continuing on into the 13th? If this is the case, where would you suggest we head to in HH to enjoy the full experience on both the evening on the 12th and during the day on the 13th. Looking to have some fun here and see as much as possible. Hopefully my understanding of this event is close to the mark. Thanks.

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