There are so many activities and water fights going on around Bangkok but what to do during Songkran 2017? We’ve rounded up the top 5 places to be for the best Songkran 2017!
Join in on the water fight with the locals. Siam Square is a local hub with students, locals and fun-loving people. This year the theme is Thai Farmers Sarongs “Pa Kow Ma”, a colorful piece of cloth worn traditionally by Thai people. There will be a parade, wet arena, games and bands playing throughout the day.
Food options also won’t break the back as there will be many street stalls offering sticky rice and fried chicken to fish balls on a stick, you’ll be celebrating like a local and that’s really the only way to do it. Many cool treats await you as Siam square is teeming with dessert options, from Korean bingsu to crispy crepes, we have it all.
For beverage options, make sure to get the refillable Mekhong cup with a choice of 2 cocktails, Thai Sabai and Thai Mojito for 199 baht NET at the GourmetBar located in the lobby of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. Come back with the cup and get a refill for only 99 baht net!
Siam is easily accessible by the BTS sky train, as it is the central station connecting both BTS lines. To cool down in the air conditioning, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square’s new restaurant, GourmetBar, is teeming with delicious dishes and drinks. There are also many major shopping malls across the street, such as Siam Paragon, CentralWorld and Siam Center.
A major spot for water fight action. The whole of Silom road closes down from traffic and it gets packed with locals and tourists alike spraying water everywhere. Travel by sky train to the Chong Nongsi station to experience some fun! Fire trucks will be on site with hoses and it is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Visit a temple to pay respect to the Buddha for good luck in the New Year. Perform the ritual of ‘Song Nam Phra’, which is when you pour scented water onto Buddha statues. This water signifies the cleansing of ones spirit. You don’t necessarily have to go to a temple to perform Song Nam Phra, many malls and shops will have their own Buddhas for you to pour scented water on. Make sure to not pour water onto the head, just torso and body.
Get a dose of EDM during the S20 Festival at SHOWDC with DJ’s from around the world. Held on the 13-15th of April, this 3 day festival has headliners including: Dash Berlin, Jonas Blue, Kaskade and Matthew Koma. Don’t miss out on this epic Songkran party!
A big event during Songkran is the Miss Songkran Beauty Contest. Held in the Wisutkasat Area, the beauty pageant is accompanied with food fairs, merit-making, parades and other fun activities. Great fun and unique experience.