Silom Road crowded with tourists splashing water


BANGKOK, 13 April 2014 —People continue to join the Songkran celebration being held on Silom Road, one of the busiest commercial districts in central Bangkok. The roadway is temporarily closed for water splashing activities from 02.00-08.00 p.m., continuing until Tuesday, 15th April.

In fact, Silom Rd., from Saladang Intersection to Naralom Intersection is closed from noon onwards to facilitate the access of tourists to the area. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited from sale in this area.

Meanwhile, Suthep Thaugsuban, the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) secretary-general and other leaders took part in the Buddha image bathing ceremony on the occasion of the Thai New Year. Later, while he was riding an electric motorcycle visiting makeshift villages in Lumpini Park, many supporters splashed water on him and also rushed to take photographs of themselves with Mr Suthep .