Before you head-up in the streets of Chiang Mai and enjoy the water festival, here is the ultimate guide to what-not-to-forget for the big party.
1.Hawaii Shirt. -Made popular in the 90’s thanks to Leo DiCaprio in Romeo & Juliet, Hawaii shirts are effortlessly cool and the perfect fashion move for the water festival.
2.Glasses. -You will find plenty of them on sale in Chiang Mai streets. The more colourful, the better (about 100THB)
3.Sun Protection. -Don’t forget your sun protection. Choose a sunscreen that offers SPF 30 or greater, and water resistance. Remember, sun’s rays are stronger between 10 am to 4 pm so try to apply often.
4.Mobile’s Protections. -They are made of plastic and are the only solution if you want to take your mobile phone with you. You will find them for sale everywhere, price is about 50THB.
5.Buckets and water guns. -Remember to aim at body, never on the face.
7.Plastic shoes -Be careful while walking, roads will be sliding during 4 days.
8.GoPro -Record your Songkran adventures, taking your GoPro everywhere with you.
9.Starbucks’s drinkware. -Collectors, don’t miss this new collection of drinkware by Starbucks (Thailand). Stay fresh and hydrated all day long during Songkran!
10.Nail Art. -Choose bright colors and make sure to get your nails done before the festival, as most pedicure shops will be closed.