Songkran water fight Chiang Mai

Songkran Water Festival Chiang Mai 2017

Songkran (aka the Water Festival) is perhaps the most anticipated festival of the year for Thai people and Chiang Mai is renown for being THE place to celebrate. This iconic festival which celebrates the Thai New Year and officially takes place from 13th to 15th April is the longest and most important public holiday in Thailand where…

Flower bunch to take to the temple

Asahna Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent in Chiang Mai

Today in Thailand Buddhists celebrate Asahna Bucha day commemorating the Buddha’s first sermon after his enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago. This day is celebrated on the first full moon of the eighth lunar month which is 19 July in 2016 ; this day is also referred to as Dharma Day with “dharma” meaning the teachings of the Buddha.  …

Climbing the 309 steps to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep at dawn

Visakha Bucha Day Celebrations in Chiang Mai

  Yesterday in Thailand we celebrated Visakha Bucha day where Buddhist’s worldwide commemorate three important events; the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha. This is a UNESCO World Heritage day and an observed holiday in Thailand.                     Every year, Buddhists worldwide gather and perform worship to recollect…

Songkran water festival Chiang Mai

How to Survive Songkran in Chiang Mai

Songkran is the biggest festival of the year in Thailand and Chiang Mai has a reputation for being one of the best places to celebrate. This iconic festival which celebrates the Thai New Year officially takes place from 13th to 15th April but around Chiang Mai, people often like to draw out the celebrations a…