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Songkran Water Festival in Thailand This Water Festival is a New Year’s celebration in Southeast Asian countries. Westerners refer to it as the ‘water festival’ because people pour water on one another as a cleansing ritual in preparation for the new year. In Thailand the festival starts on April 13 and extends to April 15.

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from The Travel Hack

5 Tips to Survive Songkran

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Hanoi, Vietnam - Imagine a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam/hanoi#ixzz3FTQiFku7

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Taken beginning of this year at Saigon Flower Market before sunset. The flowers will be sold for the Vietnamese New Year festival Tet. The artifical light of the street lights drove me crazy while post-processing the pictures - they sucessfully destroed all colors. The light of the river is still not great, but the flowers look now okay in my opinion....

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from The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Festivals of the World- A Photo Story

Songkran (Thai's New Year Celebration) in April. The most fun you'll have in the world's largest waterfight. #Thailand

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