Chiang Mai is without doubt Thailand's leading venue for Songkran celebrations! People here take Songkran VERY seriously indeed.

They get organized - they drive gangs of people around the city in pickup trucks hunting down willing victims to soak. Herds of people stand along the streets armed with water pistols and great big barrels of water that are continually being filled by hoses. All of this preparation is for just on objective - to get as many people as you can as wet as possible! The whole scene is absolute chaos, but fantastic fun that lasts for three or four whole days - even longer in more rural parts of Chiang Mai province.