Culture, image galleries, Bangkok
Bangkok is infused with Thai culture, from the canals created by King Rama I, to its skyscraper skyline dotted with golden-topped temples. At the heart of Bangkok is Ratanakosin, the royal island of Rama I, packed with must-see cultural icons such as Wat Phra Kaeo and the art-crammed National Museum.
No matter how often a Royal Barge Procession on witnessed, one is always eager for the next one. Otherwise, how can one be sure such a wondrous event was really seen, and not just dreamed.
During the King's Golden Jubilee in 1996, on the auspicious occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of
Songkran, the Thai New Year, is celebrated around the 13th of April.
In Bangkok, this has developed to a huge water-fight and days of fun, mainly centered around the tourist areas of Khao San Road and Sukhumvit.
But the local Thai people are just having as much fun shooting water around a
Songkran (Thai New Year) is a very exciting holiday in Thailand, and especially so in the capital, Bangkok.
Many visitors to the spectacle gravitate to what is normally considered a red light district, Soi Cowboy.
A large crowd, and open bars for the bodily needs of the happy participants