Penang’s Thai New Year Songkran Water Festival
Songkran, also known as the Thai Water Festival, is a traditional Thai Festival to mark the New Year. Is also celebrated in Penang, notably along Lorong Burma in Pulau Tikus, where both the Thai Reclining Buddha temple and the Burmese Temple celebrate with gusto. The now almost-destroyed historic hamlet of Kampong Siam (Thai Village) is nearby; this was once the heart of the Thai and Burmese communities of Penang. Both temples are worth visiting at any time, the Thai one for its long reclining Buddha, and the Burmese one for its intricate gilding and lattice work. Normally oases of calm lying between two busy roads, Songkran brings an entirely different atmosphere, one of noise, gaiety and playfulness.
Source By Penang Free Street