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1. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

magykal1 has indicated that this thread is about Laos

Where does everyone think the best place to be is for the water-splashing festival? I've been recommended either Chiang Mai (for madness) or Luang Prabang (for tradition), are either of these a good idea or would somewhere else be a better bet?

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

from what I have read - large towns in Thailand over this time are dangerous (drink-driving, dirty water thrown on you etc).

I don't know about new year celebrations in Laos and Luan Prabang - but it sounds safer to go to smaller towns.

3. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

Many people would probably say as far away from it as possible!

I've not been in Thailand or Laos for the Water Festival, however, people that I spoke to in Laos who had been said that it was great fun and that EVERYONE gets into it. Basically nothing moves without getting a soaking so as long as you know what you're in for I'd say go to Laos.

I've also heard that things can get a bit out of hand in Thailand with drink driving. I seem to recall reading some statistics about the number or people killed on the roads and it really was quite frightening!

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y

Quoting magykal1

Where does everyone think the best place to be is for the water-splashing festival? I've been recommended either Chiang Mai (for madness) or Luang Prabang (for tradition), are either of these a good idea or would somewhere else be a better bet?

Pattaya drags it out for 7 days, so that's the place to be if you just insist on being wet and dousing everyone you see, for 7 days! The Pattaya authorities are trying to limit it to 2 days this Songkran. We will see if they are successful(doubtful).

5. Posted by cloe (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

For water-splashing festival I think in Kaosarn road is good but There are alot of people but You will enjoy playing for sure.

6. Posted by marion_a (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

there are many places that's very busy at this time. But i went to Chaing Mai once and it's fun. And you still can see its tradition. The problem is the traffic,which is every where anyway.
Have a great splashing day