A big part of Thai tradition is having fun and doing so in the middle of roasting hot weather is no exception.
Described as the “greatest festival on earth”, celebrating Songkran in Bangkok is something not to be missed. For three days during the month of April, people celebrate the Thai New Year (not New Year on the first of January) by throwing water on each other, something which quickly turns into a huge water fight on the streets of Bangkok.
Every street and every corner is part of this battlefield and you have more chances of winning the lottery than not getting soaking wet during these days! It is indeed a unique occasion and a completely novel way to deal with the April heat in Thailand.
There is a mass exodus during Songkran in Bangkok, when the Thai residents return to their home province to celebrate Songkran with family and friends. Getting around Bangkok during these festive days is a breeze, without your typical traffic jams and heaps of people.
Where to go in Bangkok during Songkran?
There are a few popular spots to celebrate Songkran in Bangkok:
- Khao San Road
- Silom Road
- Phra Pradaeng
- Sanam Luang
- Lan Khon Mueang
Essentials for Songkran in Bangkok:
- Water Gun
- Waterproof mobile cover
- Non valuable clothes
- Positive & Fun attitude
- Official Songkran shirt
- Good luck face powder