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Songkran Bangkok 2016

posted 23 Apr 2016, 01:34 by Happi Mess   [ updated 15 May 2016, 22:23 ]

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Songkran Bangkok April 2016


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Khaosan Rd - 360 


We visited Khaosan Road (crazy backpacker zone) with a 360 spherical video to experience the event 

our video was a test run with new equipment so it's a little "bland' but you get the fun of driving the view by rotating the screen.

The best fun is watching in your smartphone and move around , as you move the screen moves


Other videos:  The RCA clip is AMAZING .. wow what a Music festival 










360 Video



Best viewed in smartphone / tablet

1. Quality: select HD  (gear icon in corner of player)   -  how to

2. Smartphone: turn device in any direction, rotate with finger swipe or pinch zoom
If you can not rotate screen/view see help notes below





Scene/s  14/04/2016
  • we walked the 1km strip of famous Khaosan Rd (backpacker zone) external link 7.00 min 
    the video is embedded below for desktop view 

remember: 
best results with smartphone / tablet to rotate screen on any angle
copy the link to your mobile device

360 in youtube has mouse wheel on screen: external link: https://youtu.be/PbEblN-2DQc 

Don't forget - best viewed in smartphone 




The ultimate Virtual Reality 360 view is with google cardboard 
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place your smartphone inside the cardboard and .. wow  





















Videos Bangkok


Official Ceremony







Silom (BKK)

Business area  - video below duration 6.40mins  link

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RCA (bkk)

Royal Central Avenue, nightlife district

the clear winner is the SO concert - video below 8 mins - link

if you don't have time for hte 8min show - view the awesome highlights on their fbk page SoFestival


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Tradition

The festival of Songkran is an old tradition in Thailand. It marks the New Year according to the Thai lunar calendarThe tradition is an example of beautiful Thai culture revealing the joy, generosity, warmth, and respect of the Thai people.















Tourism


a water-throwing funfest, in which anyone and everyone is liable to get thoroughly drenched.
There is some interesting points to note:  Travel costs may be higher (supply and demand), less locals (many return to their family homes to celebrate new year) so enjoy smaller queues. 


Most everyone is committed to a three (3) day celebration - "throwing water" AND BE WARNED - if you don't like it stay indoors - getting angry is BAD culture.


PLAN AHEAD: get your tours and shopping sorted and allocate the three water days to "len naam" (play water) or rest in your hotel.












When & where



The actual festival dates in Thailand vary a little.. 
Example: 
  • North Chiang Mai 10th,  
  • Phuket 13th,  
  • Bangkok 15th, 
  • Pattaya 19th the fun starts about 3 days before the actual festival date in each location
 

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