Bangkok is hot and steamy year-round, but it reaches its sweaty crescendo in mid-April. Fortunately, these peak temperatures happen to coincide with Songkran (Thai New Year) when Thais and visitors drench each other with water as the thermometers soar. The raucous celebrations reach their apex at a number of key areas in the city. Things get lively around Khao San Road and in Nana on Sukhumvhit Road. Perhaps the best place to get drenched, however, is in the city’s central Silom business district where a packed crowd of revellers take their soaking very seriously.