This tuk tuk tried to speed through this attack and almost made it.
Busy Street during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Busy Street during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A water fight on a busy Street during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Busy Street during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Buckets and arms for the water fights

Buckets and arms for the water fights

Blocks of ice ready to sell and load onto the trucks

Blocks of ice ready to sell and load onto the trucks

What's the easiest place to refill? The moat of course!

What’s the easiest place to refill? The moat of course!

You can see why the outside of the moats are the best place to participate in the water fight - easy access to water.

You can see why the outside of the moats are the best place to get wet – easy access to water.

A truck full of locals pulls through an area packed with foreigners.

A truck full of locals pulls through an area packed with foreigners.

A water demon douses a passing motorist.

A water demon douses a passing motorist.

A good example of why you must pay attention to your surroundings!

A good example of why you must pay attention to your surroundings!

The reactions after passing through a gauntlet of water throwers.

The reactions after passing through a gauntlet of water throwers.

An alley ambush!

An alley ambush!

Kids going after a passing tuk tuk

Kids going after a passing tuk tuk

What you need for a water fight - buckets vs water guns.

Buckets vs water guns.

A gang of kids ready to take on passing pedestrians

A gang of kids ready to take on passing pedestrians

The two are learning the intricacies of their water guns and getting practice in for next year.

The two are learning the intricacies of their water guns and getting practice in for next year.

Songkran is certainly a festival for all ages. These four ride in the back of a truck with the rest of their family.

Songkran is certainly a festival for all ages. These four ride in the back of a truck with the rest of their family.

This little girl defends the shop front all by her self.

This little girl defends the shop front all by her self.

Songkran is certainly a festival for all ages. These four ride in the back of a truck with the rest of their family.

Songkran is certainly a festival for all ages. These four ride in the back of a truck with the rest of their family.

A dozen or so people can fit in the back of the pickups that slowly make their way around the city.

A dozen or so people can fit in the back of the pickups that slowly make their way around the city.

  • http://ajwalton.com/ AJWalton

    I was in Chaing Mai for Songkran in 2014 – what an absolute highlight. But my pics aren’t anywhere near the level of these – amazing! Thanks for bringing up these great memories.