6 famous Songkran routes around Thailand

Celebrate Thai New Year with a splash-tastic Songkran festival around Thailand, especially in these 6 provinces: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and 3 in the south: Samui, Hadyai & Phuket!

Route#1 ► Bangkok

Good place for Songkran newbies is no doubt in Bangkok. Start off at Silom Road, best place for Songkran warm-ups; safe, F&B stalls, and easily accessible on the BTS sky train. Take the BTS to the second stop: Siam Square, the center of fashion and lifestyle then head to CentralwOrld Square for the epic water splash & foam party. The fourth stop is KaoSarn Road, The highlight of Songkran in Bangkok! Complete the route at RCA! Light beams, music, and alcohol; if you are into clubbing vibes, this is the place for you.


Route#2 ► Chiang Mai

When talking about Songkran in the North, the answer is Chiang Mai, home to the unique culture and heritage of Larn-Na, the former Northern Thai Kingdom. Head to Reservoir Road or Ku Muang Chiang Mai for the main celebrations. Witness Pra Buddha Sihing Procession on 12th April, Chiang Mai’s important Buddha statues being held around the city for people to bath with special water. Enjoy traditional Larn-Na dances and Temples’ special activities. Visit CentralFestival Chiang Mai to keep the fun going all night with water party and concert.

Pra Buddha Sihing Procession
Ku Muang Chiang Mai
Larn-Na dances
CentralFestival Chiang Mai

Route #3-5 ► Patong & Hatyai & Samui

Route #3 Patong, Head to Soi BangLa near Patong Beach, the favourite of both locals and visitors or enjoy Central Patong Songkran Festival at the square area; concert and water guns available!

Soi Bangla
Central Patong

Route #4 Hatyai, the epic event of the South and the favorite of Malaysian and Singaporean visitors. Join the ceremony and parade along the streets in the morning to welcome the good Thai New Year ahead like locals. Then, it’s time to get wet!

Morning ceremony
Afternoon splash

Route #5 Samui, Visit Chaweng beach as it’s the island’s well known for the epic Full Moon Party, it’s no doubt extremely foreigners friendly! Don’t forget to add some fun to your night at CentralFestival Samui Songkran Festival.

Chaweng beach
CentralFestival Samui Songkran Festival

Route #6 Pattaya

Pattaya Songkran festival in the city and at Bang San Beach itself is already epic and tourists friendly. However, what we’re talking about here is “Wan Lhai” or the Songkran extended day, an old festival tradition held right beside Chonburi beach.

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