Popular Destinations for Songkran Festival
The city of Bangkok
is always the most popular venue for celebrating Songkran Festival. You can enjoy water fight on almost every street but if you want to catch the liveliest scenes, we recommend making a stop at Khao San
and Silom Road
, where both locals and foreigners gather and throw out a party of water and fun. Make sure to equip yourself with water bucket before getting in the area.
If you want to have more laid back or traditional way of celebration, visit to temple around the city to make merit and Song Nam Phra
(bathing Buddha image) to bring good fortune to your life.
Highlights: Water fight at Khao San and Silom Road, Song Nam Phra Ceremony at Temples
You can expect the fun and lively scene here as Chiang Mai
is the main venue for Songkran in the north of Thailand. Each year the city held an event "Pee Mai Mueang Songkran Festival
" which draws thousands of visitors to enjoy the line of traditional activity and wettest water fight. Tha Pae Gate and the area around the City's Moat are the most popular free-firing zones of the city.
Alternatively, if you want for a more conservative Northern Style Celebration, many local temples have line of events for you to join.
Highlights: Water Fight at Tha Pae Gate and around City's Moat, Make merit and build sand stupa at Wat Phra Sing
In southern Thailand you can enjoy the biggest and liveliest Songkran Event in "Midnight Songkran Festival
" which will be held in Hat Yai City
, Songkhla Province. Join the nighttime splashing event in the city's downtown area that countless people from everywhere will flood the street and splash each other with water and talcum powder.
There are also foam party, concert, beauty contest, and other late-night fun worth the experience this is yet to include more traditional event like food offering and bathing Buddha image. The city of Hat Yai is home to one of the biggest and liveliest Songkran events in Southern Thailand.
Highlights: Nighttime water fight in downtown, Foam party, Concert from Thai Well-known Artists, Songkran beauty pageant.
If you want more for Songkran Festival, you can go to Pattaya
and enjoy "Wan Lai Festival
" taking place a week later than the rest of Thailand. During the day, join the flock of travelers at Bali Hai Pier, Walking Street, Pattaya Beach
and Jomtien Beach
to enjoy the country's best by-the-sea splashing scene. This is said to be one of the grandest by the sea songkran event in Thailand when thousands after thousands of people go to Pattaya to celebrate.
Highlights: Build sand pagodas on the beach, Songkran beauty pageant, Water fight along the beaches.
Celebrate Songkran Festival in I-san style at Khon Kaen
in "Dok Khun Siang Khaen Festival
". Here you will find an interesting line of events from traditional festivities from parade of Flora Cart, Songkran beauty pageant, to demonstration of folk plays, and along Khao Niew Road
(Sri Chan road) – Khon Kaen version of Khaosan Road, home to water fight which is said to be the biggest and liveliest of I-san region. Make sure to get ready for drench from head to toe as well as armed yourself with bucket of water to water gun to splash with everyone and enjoy the festival throughout the day.
Highlights: Water fight at Khao Niao Street, Food offerings ceremony, Flower parade
Thank you credit : teachyourselfmag.com, yaychiangmai.com, tatnews.org, pattayaconcierge.com, fb.com/songkrankhonkaen