Songkran Water Festival – Best Places To Celebrate This

Everything you need to know about Thailand’s Songkran Water Festival this 2024.

SONGKRAN WATER FESTIVAL is Thailand’s biggest and most important annual festival and these are places where you can celebrate this.

Songkran or Thai New Year would draw many tourists every year to Thailand. This is a fun, crazy, and wet festival in that country that is traditionally celebrated for three days and starts on April 13.

Songkran Water Festival
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Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya are among the famous destinations people go to for that epic water fights, lively parties, temple visits, and street parades.

Among the traditional Songkran activities are:

  1. Visit a Buddhist temple
  2. Bathe images of Buddha
  3.  Spring clean & pay respect to elders

The modern ways, on the other hand, include:

  1. Thai water festivals
  2. Music festivals
  3. Celebration with elephants

If you’re in for this kind of fun and ready to get wet, these are the place you must go to:

  • Silom Road – This is a popular spot among young visitors ready to splash and get engage with water fights.
  • Khao San Road – This is an area popular for backpackers and it would be impossible for you to exit dry from here.
  • CentralwOrld – The front area of this place is becoming popular for this celebration.
  • Waterbomb Bangkok Festival – For this year, South Korean artists CL, Sunmi, and ZICO confirmed their participation for this event. It will surely be full of fun, water, and music.
Songkran Water Festival
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  • S2O Songkran Music Festival – If your jam is that of Western bops and DJs, this is the place for you!
  • Siam Songkran Music Festival – There are dry and wet zones here but one thing is for sure, you’ll surely have fun and enjoy everything this festival has.
  • Sanam Luang – This is the place where you can watch traditional Thai performances. It’s also a place for people who want to experience the festival but not really wanting to get wet.
  • Wat Pho & Wat Arun – This festival is also about paying respect to temples through praying, offering food to Buddhist monks, and pouring water on monks, the elders, and Buddha statues. Wat Pho and Wat Arun are just some of the famous temples to this.

Meanwhile, if you want something more dreamy and colder temperature, you may go to see the Cherry Blossom Season In Japan.

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