Together with Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya, the island of Phuket is one of most popular destinations for celebrating 2016 Songkran in Thailand. This is Thailand’s largest island. It is around 50 km in length and 20 km at its widest. It’s in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges. The beautiful island is also known as “Pearl of Andaman”.
Along with thanksgiving to Buddha, Songkran is also the time of the year when Thais conduct reunions, visit monasteries and give alms to the monks. Being one of the friendliest people in the world, Thai Songkran festival also gives way for young individuals to show their respect to elders usually by pouring fragrant water on their hands and by offering prayer for them.
Phuket Songkran Festival also showcases a variety of events mostly for guests. There are exhibits that feature local crafts and clothing. As part of the amusement, ladies from the particular place are showing off their beauties and talents. Yet, your stay in Phuket will not be complete without paying a visit to Buddhist temples. Take some pictures of scenic views while the natives are doing their ritual.
Restaurants & Bars
A 3-day celebration is sure tiring for every participant in the celebration. After all, this calls for a relaxing bed and excellent amenities of a hotel. Well, there a number of accommodation options situated side by side of Phuket. And while roaming around to find one, you can drop by in one of Thai restaurants and reward yourself with Pad Thai – a type of noodle with sweet and spicy seasoning. But if you want more, then you can choose from a number of options such as green curry, papaya salad, Tom Yam Goong etc.
Top most popular restaurants for your Songkran parties:
- Acqua at Kalim Beach
- Dedos Restaurant in Bangtao
- Green Tamarind Kitchen in Rawai
- Boathouse Wine & Grill on Kata Beach
- Mom Tri’s Kitchen in Kata Noi
- The Corner Restaurant in Cherngtalay
- La Gaetana in Phuket Town
- Sizzle Rooftop Restaurant in Patong
- Siam Supper Club in Cherngtalay
- Breeze at Cape Yamu
Most booked hotels on Songkran
- Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort
- Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
- Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
- Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
- Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
- Amari Phuket Hotel
- Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel
- Novotel Phuket Resort
- The Shore at Katathani
- Beyond Resort Karon Hotel
Events on Songkran
Venue: Soi Bangla, Patong Beach, Phuket
Activities: Procession of the Phra Buddha Sihing image around Patong Beach, floral parade, little Miss Songkran beauty pageant, art and cultural exhibition and water splashing along Patong Beach.