This week I did a day trip to Bangsaen Beach in Chonburi. It's only just over an hour from my house and is Bangkok's nearest beach. I was there for the Wan Lai Songkran Festival that usually takes place every year on 16-17 April. The highlight of the festival are the sand pagodas on the beach. I drove down there in my car but I also took my bicycle as it made it easier to get around.