Songkran Water Festival is always a big celebration in Bangkok. There are many hot spots for wild and wet adventures around the city. It is as much fun as anywhere else in Thailand! Songkran is the biggest festival in Thailand. Fun packed activities with water in the scorching heat is a truly unique experience. Songkran takes place during the hottest month of the year in April. It sees the entire country go bananas in fun water fights. There are also several street parties, musical events and pool parties.
While IMPACT takes a break from events during Songkran, there is still lots to do. Since it’s opening, IMPACT Lakefront is a popular place to have a splashing good time. Just a short drive from Novotel Bangkok IMPACT, this gorgeous lake side venue is buzzing during Songkran. You will find great food, drinks and complete with water guns and good cheer.
If you choose to explore the city streets of Bangkok for Songkran, here are a few suggestions.
This 5 km street is pedestrian only during Songkran. The entire section of Patpong thrives with tourists and locals carrying anything that can spray water. It is all in good fun, but be ready to get soaked. Luckily there are stalls at every street corner selling water proof phone bags. Silom is an incredible display of colours and pure joy. You will even find fire trucks spraying water on the merry crowd. This street is one of the best places in Bangkok for Songkran Water Festival.
Siam Square is a favourite among Bangkok’s teens and young professionals. There are many fashion stores and tutoring hubs, along with trendy cafes. This is also where a large number of Bangkok youths celebrate New Year. Siam Square is among the most buzzing areas and streets during Songkran. The hub will turn into an exciting and friendly water battlefield with ‘Songkran Thai Traditional Costumes at Siam Square 2019’. Most Thai people will wear traditional Thai outfits to join in the splashing fun. Traditional displays and performances will keep you busy during this whole event! Be ready to get absolutely wet and enjoy a taste of Thai culture!
By definition, Songkran Water Festival is a 3-day holiday in Bangkok. In other parts of Thailand it can last up to a week. It is Thailand’s way of celebrating New Year, usually celebrated from April 13 to 15. Songkran, like other water festivals in the world, is about family and religious worship. Thailand is rich in many beliefs and symbolisms and as in most cultures water symbolizes “cleansing” or “rejuvenating”. Throwing water on others washes all the misfortunes and struggles in the previous year and refreshes everything for the brand new year.
To find out more about Songkran, just ask our friendly concierge. The team wishes you a Happy Thai New Year!
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