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Songkran Water Festival – Thai New Year | Where to go in Thailand

By April 13, 2011March 16th, 2019No Comments

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Songkran Water Festival – Where to Celebrate in Thailand

Hi Happy Songkran and for anybody that is not sure about where to go, I have some locations in Thai Provinces to recommend to you to. I hope you have fun playing in the water and enjoy learning Thai.

Hint!!!!  ***** Remember to put your phone and camera in a plastic bag or even leave at home 🙂 *****

songkran party pattaya beach

Wanlai Pattaya Na Klue Festival

What happens ….Offering alms to monks, pour some Thai scented water on Buddha images, enjoy folk plays and various forms of entertainment, as well as have refreshing fun splashing water on each other and dancing on the beach.

Hat Yai Midnight Songkran Festival, Songkhla songkran hatyai party parade

In the late afternoon before sunset, the people of Hat Yai, as well as tourists, will gather on the road and celebrate the Songkran Festival together. This features a wonderful parade and various kinds of entertainments.

 songkran party temple thaiBangkok Songkran Splendours Festival

Experience the culture of Songkran Festival with 4 regions, pouring some scented water to the Buddha Image, enjoy various tasty dishes and cultural performance at Nagaraphirom Park. Visit the Royal Temple such as Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Pho, Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Wat Ratchaorasaram, Wat Ratchaphradit, Wat Ratchabophit, Wat Bowornniwet, Wat Suthat, Wat Phraram Kao, Wat Chanasongkhram, Wat Saket.

phuket bike week thai songkran

Songkran on The Beach & Phuket Bike Week

This is another Water Festival on the Beach. Enjoy splashing water and participate in the Phuket MotorBike Week where bikes and bikers of all shapes and sizes meet and celebrate Thai New Year.

chiangmai songkran parade monk waster festival Chiang Mai Songkran Festival

One of the grandest Songkran celebrations in Thailand. Participate in the Opening Ceremony of the Songkran Festival with a wonderful procession around Chiang Mai city square. Pour Thai scented water on Buddha images and elders, experience the cultural performances and traditions in the Northern style as well as enjoying various local food snacks along the streets.

thai new year songkran ayuttaya  Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Songkran Festival

Offering alms to monks in front of Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Pouring water on the hands of elders to receive their blessing. Water splashing with elephants. Offering alms in accordance with the Mon tradition, and bathing the Buddha image by pouring water through a bamboo gutter. Admire the procession of traditional Mon flags. Dress in Mon costumes and try Mon traditional cuisine.

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Ko Sichange Songkran Festival 

After giving the alms to monks and pouring some scented water as well as to the Buddha Image to wish in the Thai New Year with a good feeling, participate in the Kong Khao ceremony. Respecting Pouring elders and ask for their blessing for the auspicious life, create a sand pagoda, enjoy folk play and entertainment and have fun by watching or taking part in the competition to carry a lady to the sea and bring her back – the male carrier will ask for permission first!

beach sand songkran festival thai new yearBang Saen Songkran Festival

Another chance for you to get a cooling splash after 15th April. After a Buddhist ceremony in the morning, it’s time to play on the beach as well as create a sand pagodas and enjoy various kinds of folk plays.

thai new year songkran water splash

Phra Padaeng Songkran Festival, Phra Padaeng Songkran Festival,Samut Prakan

One of the only places in Thailand that celebrate the Songkran Festival in the Raman style, featuring a magnificent parade. Experience how to play saba the Raman folk play and various forms of entertainment. This festival traditionally starts very late so if you have missed all the fun ….you can join in here from 20th-22nd April.

Vocabulary:

Nouns

English

Thai Script

Phonetic

Festival

งาน ngaan

Monk

พระ prá

Beach

หาด

haàt

Tourist นักท่องเที่ยว

náktɔ̂ɔngtîaw

Ceremony

พิธี

pítii

Island เกาะ

gɔ̀

Verbs

English

Thai Script

Phonetic

Travel

เที่ยว

thiâw

Splash

สาด

saàt

Adjectives

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Thai Script

Phonetic

Beautiful

สวย

suăy

Fun

สนุก

sànùk

Prae
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