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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bangkok - Songkran: Six main roads closed for water fighting festivities

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Despite official announcements that Songkran is supposed to be less riotous this year due to the mourning period for the late king, six roads will still be closed off for more restrained water-fighting celebrations. 
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The other surprising directive that has been announced for this year’s celebrations is that it has to be less sexy, with both sexy dance moves and sexy clothes being banned although how they are going to define sexiness and enforce a ban on it remains to be seen. 
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Let’s see how toned down the shenanigans are on the roads that have been designated for celebrating: Khaosan, Chakkra Phong, Bowonniwet, Sib Sam Hang, Tanao, and Silom.
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The Royal Gazette announced yesterday that those roads will be closed to all vehicles from noon until midnight on April 13-15. Khaosan, one of the major water fighting destinations for both Thais and foreigners, will also close today from noon until midnight for water fighting.
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The temporary regulations also ban pickup trucks from carrying water tanks and partiers and any vehicle that plays very loud music from April 13-15.
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