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The true heart of Songkran and New Year across SE Asia... despite the water fights being what people focus on
Happy New Year, Part 3!

April 15th 2012
There are some things you don't plan in your travels. Participating in 3 seperate new year celebrations (western, Chinese, and SE Asia) was never something I anticipated. But my 3rd, surprise new years party is probably one of the most fun times I have ever had. Not just on this trip, but in my life. So, a quick primer for those at home who have no idea what SE Asian New year is (I was ... read more
Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai

Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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