An elephant sprays water on tourists during the Songkran festival, Thailand's traditional New Year Festival, in Ayutthaya. Photo: Xinhua

Thick smog leaves Chiang Mai’s Songkran Thai New Year celebrations a damp squib

  • For more than a month, the northern Thai city and its neighbouring provinces have been shrouded in smog
  • Hotel occupancy rates have suffered, with tourists cancelling bookings and changing their travel plans to holiday further south
Topic |   Thailand

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An elephant sprays water on tourists during the Songkran festival, Thailand's traditional New Year Festival, in Ayutthaya. Photo: Xinhua
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