Check in 5 destinations for Songkran Day 2019
Songkran Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Thailand that have known in worldwide. Songkran Day is a Thai New Year that is an important tradition to locals. Thai people mostly use these long holidays to spent time with family, clean the house, make merit at the temple. As time changed, people nowadays used to with the water gun, party, and fun time for Songkran Festival.
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Even if we can't bring back to the tradition in the past to show foreigners how simple of Songkran, but traveling to the place that locals go, you might see some interesting Thai traditional dress that Thai teenagers wear to bring back the nostalgia of Thailand.
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Here is the poll of the top destinations where locals love to go for Songkran Festival from Agoda for 2019.
The city out of town where locals can take off from the urban like Bangkok which is not far from the center but Pattaya is very famous for the post-festival after Songkran called, Wan Lai Pattaya. In 2019, the festival was set on 19th April at the beachfront area. Apart from the water activity, you can see the parade and join the activity at the temple
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#2 Hua Hin
Hua Hin is top of the list of the city that people love to go on a short vacation. The location is suitable to relax. For this Songkran Festival, there are lots of fun and party provided for the visitors but if you want to be around Thai's atmosphere you can join the festival at Suan Phon King Petch during 12nd - 13th April. Another place at Cicada Market Songkran Festival.
for more information: https://www.wongnai.com/news/songkran-party-2019-huahin
The fun in Bangkok might not be the same this year for the famous area like Silom and Khao San Road because the area is close to the place that has prepared for the coronation day. Anyway, Bangkok still holds a lot of fun and nostalgia event for all visitors.
Water Festival 2019 during 13rd - 15th April along the route of Chao Phraya River. You will see the Songkran festival in old traditions of Thailand.
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Another event at Siam Square, the area at the center of Bangkok. The dress code for the event is the Thai traditional dress.
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Phuket is one of the popular destinations for people who love to travel to the beach. Celebrating Songkran on the beachfront sounds fun too, Pa Tong beach at Phuket is the best choice for that.
for more information: https://www.wongnai.com/trips/songkran-phuket-2019
#5 Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a good choice for those who don't want to go to the beach. You will get an atmosphere like Bangkok but in the north of Thailand. You can enjoy Songkran Festival along the famous street such as Ku Mueng, Kad Suan Keaw, Nimman. Also, can join the parade at Wat Phra Singh or the signature area of Chiang Mai at Tha Phae Gate.
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Happy Thai New Year, Happy Songkran Day.
Author by Paint Platu