I am traveling to Thailand and my 30 day visa ends on April 12. This site says Songkran runs from April 13 - 15 this year.
It would cost $80 to extend the visa, and I can't move the date we enter Thailand because of another visa ending. I'd like to experience Songkran if possible.
It looks like Laos and Cambodia also celebrate their new year around the same time. If we make it to Luang Prabang by the 13th, is there a similar atmosphere for the Lao new year?
EDIT: A visa run isn't an option because I already plan to return twice more within six months.