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Thai New Year festival or commonly known as Songkran Festival is nearly coming and everyone is excited to celebrate this unique culture festivity. It is a 3 days celebration that falls every 13th-15th of April.

Traditionally, Thais celebrate Songkran by cleaning their houses, visit their families for reunion, offering food to monks, visit temples to give donations and pay respect to Buddha. Thais also do the original way of sprinkling water to one another to symbolized purification and give blessings in the New Year.

As time goes by, the Songkran celebration has also evolved into a much fun experience! Both locals and tourists usually dressing up in colorful clothing and do the friendly “water fights”, celebrating the New Year with food, drinks and music.

Thailand became one of the top destination for tourists during April due to Songkran Festival and See it Live Thailand will guide you where to go.

1. Bangkok - Locals and Tourists usually visit the “Khao San Road” and “Silom Road” during Songkran Festival. They come and join together here celebrating with loud music and water fights.

2. Phuket – “Patong Beach” is the best destination if you like to party all night during Songkran. Here, you’ll witness the Miss Songkran pageant where local dancers do traditional performances and also get a chance to experience the intense water fights along Bangla Road.

3. Chiang Mai – If you want to enjoy the full 4km water fights, visit the “The Pae Gate” in the Old City. Most people stay in any affordable hotel around that area to experience the celebration of Songkran in Chiang Mai.

4. Pattaya – “Beach Roads” are busy here in Pattaya during Songkran, they set-up stages for live music and foam machines. Pick-up trucks will turned into a mobile parties and the fire truck will be all around to throw mass of water.

5. Koh Samui – If you’re in Koh Samui, head to “Chaweng Beach” to experience the bars and clubs along Soi Green Mango. Songkran here in Koh Samui is not as intense as Pattaya but the twist is that during water fights, some uses melted ice water to shock your senses.

Thailand is no doubt the land of smiles as having fun is a big part of Thai culture.

Happy Songkran everyone!

Thanks to http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/songkran-guide.htm for some information

 

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