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» As people prepare to celebrate Songkran, this year's festival sees a number of stricter road safety rules and regulations -- from the Section 44 edict requiring all car passengers to buckle up to the ban of water-throwing from the back of pickups along major roads and highways. But the spirit of Songkran has always been high -- and wild. Here we take a look at photos from the Bangkok Post's archives to see how Songkran revellers enjoyed the water war in the past with or without harsh traffic rules enforced.
» From Dec 26 to Dec 28, a winter fair will be held at Mrigadayavan Palace in Phetchaburi province from 8am-6pm. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of King Rama VI's former palace and view the "Three Royal Ladies Of Siam" exhibition on the lives and work of that king's mother, Queen Saovabha Phongsri, his only child Princess Bejraratana Rajsuda and one of his consorts Phra Nang Chao Suvadhana. The display shows reproductions of their jewellery, antiques and photos. In addition, there will be cultural performances, traditional Thai and contemporary music, delicacies and high tea. Admission fees are 30 baht for adults and 15 baht for children.
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