Decided best way is to take the night train another 6 hours south to Yala. Walked around found a park with a cave which goes through the limestone rock hill to the other side. It's filled with Buddas of course.
Maybe the Thai equivalent of Christmas. Everyone takes their float to put in in the river. It's made of a slice of banana tree trunk decorated with flowers with a lit candle in the middle. I stood on the bridge watching the people carefully dropping them into the water 30m away.
The thing is under the bridge are rapids so they all get overturned anyway so it seems pointless to me. Which reminds me why don't those people who whinge about climate get so excited about Christmas when it's a complete waste of energy and time ?
In the park people were sending paper balloons into the sky- photo
video 1, video 2
While I was waiting for the 2am train my bag started moving. A rat had bitten through the zip !