Travelers and adventurers headed to Thailand during 10-15 April will have the unique of the Buddhist New Year festival of Songkran Festival to look forward to.
Taking place in Thailand’s glittering and vibrant capital city Bangkok, the Songkran Festival is made up of various cultural exhibitions and performances in key areas around the city. However, perhaps the main attraction takes place along the tourist haven that is Khao San Road.
This long stretch of a street turns into a water fight battleground as hundreds if not thousands of New Year revelers give each other a good soaking with whatever water-based weaponry that they can find. Water balloons, super soakers or just simple buckets, it’s all fair game during Songkran!
There are ever fully tanked up water trucks that prowl up and down the street ready to add more aquatic mayhem into the mix. Everyone joins in with the fun whether local or tourist, it’s all fun and games.
So if you happen to be in the city and would prefer the clothes that you are wearing to remain dry, then it’s probably best that you veer away from Khao San Road, as there’s no prisoners taken during this festival!
Songkran also offers the unique opportunity to view special cultural performances at the royal temples like Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Arun and Wat Pho. There’s also delicious free sampling session to enjoy the various delights of Thai cuisine.
Buddhist New Year is also celebrated throughout the rest of the country, meaning that visitors can get a taste for the festivities no matter where they are.