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Songran in Thailand 9-19 April here is a good site of with what's happening and where

Mar 30th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Songran in Thailand 9-19 April here is a good site of with what's happening and where

For anyone in Thailand over Songkran ( Thai New year ) this is a great site...click on the English version , click on the 'Thailand Songkran' and it lists major events where and when. Site takes a bit of moving around to find things but it is good.

http://www.songkran.net/
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Mar 30th, 2005, 10:46 AM
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My usual typos when doing it fast..

Songkran ( sorry ! )
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Mar 30th, 2005, 10:48 AM
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The history page is also interesting.
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Mar 30th, 2005, 11:40 AM
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james; thanks for the informative site. full of good info. btw, are the major shopping complexes closed during april 12-15?
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Mar 30th, 2005, 02:40 PM
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JamesA, I realize that you are probably a native by now, but would youhappen to know of a site that offers the same info for Laos as we'll be in LP from 12-14 April. thanks jan
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Mar 30th, 2005, 02:45 PM
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Thank you for the information. I will be lucky enough to be in Bangkok during the festival! However, I too am curious as to whether the main stores, restaurants, malls, tourist sites, etc. will be open. If not, which days will they be closed?
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Mar 31st, 2005, 01:22 AM
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In Laos it is:

"Boun Pimai"

Go to this site:

http://www.visit-mekong.com/laos/festivals.htm

Seems about the same
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Mar 31st, 2005, 01:27 AM
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Shopping:

Probably busiest time of year, this 'is' the time that gifts are given. Although bangkok can be interesting it is great to get to other towns, there are parades etc everywhere from the largest to the smallestbr />
Thai for "Happy New year"br />
"Sawadee pee mai"

( sa-wah-dee-pee-my )

The "mai" is the same as you would say for a "Mai Thai" Cocktail or in the word 'my' as in 'my book'
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Mar 31st, 2005, 04:03 PM
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thanks, JamesA. in LP, Laotians go to the Pak Ou caves to leave offerings and we're hoping we can take a boat there and kayak in them. ought to be a lot of fun in LP.
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Apr 1st, 2005, 05:11 AM
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I was out in LP durring thier new years abot 2 years ago and it was wicked fun.. the parade they have everday is a bit short but really nice..
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