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Bangkok's normally busy Sathon road around 8am on Friday, April 14, 2017 seems completely empty. (Photos by Patipat Janthong)

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Friday is normally a busy workday here in Bangkok, but today the streets are largely empty.

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Are you sure this is Bangkok?

Friday is normally a busy workday here in Bangkok, but today the streets are largely empty.

Even Sathon road, one of the capital's busiest, had no rush hour this morning. Why?

If you look closely, you can see there are few vehicles in this photo of Sathon road, but normally there would be hundreds.

It's Songkran, of course. Millions of people have left the city to go home to their provinces or to take a holiday trip somewhere else.

Those who have stayed in Bangkok don't have to go to work. Actually, Bangkok is a great place to be at this time of year because it is so easy to travel around.

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