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Scenes from Bangkok's Songkran battlegrounds

Leading the attack at Central World. SEKSAN ROJJANMETAKUL

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For those people staying in Bangkok over Songkran, there were plenty of opportunities to get wet.

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Scenes from Bangkok's Songkran battlegrounds

For those people staying in Bangkok over Songkran, there were plenty of opportunities to get wet.

On the receiving end as the water battle intensifies at Siam. WICHIAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL

Meanwhile, back at Central World, revellers could find a peaceful escape at the M2F Presents Bangkok Songkran Festival location. It's still going on today. PHRAKRIT JUNTAWONG

One of the best Songkran assignments for our photographers is Khao San road. Very colourful. APICHIT JINAKUL

Not the most powerful weapon, but it is an original idea. APICHIT JINAKUL

Still at Khao San road. It best to battle as a team. APICHIT JINAKUL

Apparently the rules against throwing water from pickup trucks didn't apply in the Lad Phrao 101 area. PATIPAT JANTHONG

This looks fun, but more than a bit dangerous. Drive slowly. PATIPAT JANTHONG

I wonder if he asked her permission. PATIPAT JANTHONG

No powder is necessary for this pillion rider in the Lat Krabang area. WEERAWONG WONGPREEDEE

If you are out getting splashed today, watch closely to see if water really does travel this way. PATIPAT JANTHONG

Vocabulary:

apparently : based only on what you have heard or think, not on what you are certain is true; seemingly - ตามที่ได้รู้มา

apply : to concern or relate to somebody/something - ทำให้เกี่ยวข้องกับ, ทำให้มีผลต่อ

assignment : a task or piece of work that somebody is given to do, usually as part of their job or studies - งานที่ได้รับมอบหมาย

battle : a fight between two armies in a war - การสู้รบ

battleground (noun): a place where a battle (a major fight, especially in war) is being fought or has been fought - สนามรบ, แนวรบ

dangerous (adj.): likely to injure or harm somebody, or to damage or destroy something - อันตราย

intensify : to get stronger - เข้มข้นขึ้น

location : where someone or something is - ที่ตั้ง,ทำเล

meanwhile : at the same time - ในเวลาเดียวกัน

opportunity (noun): a chance to do something, or a situation in which it is easy for you to do something - โอกาส

original : the first of something - เดิม, แบบฉบับ

permission : allowing someone to do something - การอนุญาต,การอนุมัติ,การยินยอม

pillion rider (noun): a person who rides behind the driver of a motorcycle or bicycle - ผู้ที่นั่งบนเบาะนั่งซ้อนท้าย (รถจักรยานยนต์, จักรยาน)

powder (noun): a very fine, soft, dry substance that you can put on your face to make it look smooth and dry - แป้ง

revellers (noun): people who enjoy themselves at a party or celebration - คนที่ชอบงานฉลอง ความสนุกสนานและงานรื่นเริง

splash : to hit something noisily with a liquid - กระเด็นเปื้อน, สาดกระเด็น

weapon : an object such as a knife, gun, bomb, etc. that is used for fighting or attacking somebody - อาวุธ

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