12 Reasons Why Songkran Is The Best Time To Stay In Bangkok

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Chinese New Year has already finished and now Thai New Year is about to take the turn. Songkran is known to be Thai New Year, marked between April 13-15 and is three days national holiday when the only building that stays open are the shopping malls. Here are 12 reasons why you should stay in Bangkok during Songkran.

  • Prepare for the worst traffic while going out and coming into Bangkok.

traffic

  • Go anywhere in Bangkok without thinking about traffic or using public transport. The roads are empty in Bangkok during Songkran.
no traffic in downtown bangkok
via Coconuts Bangkok
  • Enjoy the free rides in some of the motorways & expressways of Bangkok.

motorways bangkok

  • Enjoy the quick Food Panda delivery. With no traffic on the road, perhaps Food Panda can finally deliver food on time for customers.

food delivery service bangkok

  • Visit a temple for meditation & pray for another good year.

meditation in bangkok

  • Offer robes, food and other important items to the monks.

making merit during songkran

  • Watch the Miss Songkran beauty pageant ceremony in Wisutkasat area of Bangkok.

miss songkran beauty paegent

  • Sprinkle water on the Buddha image that is escorted out on the streets near sanam luang for people to pour water.

pour water on buddha image

  • Visit Khao san road and Silom road – The two most popular places for students and young people to enjoy Songkran.

khao san road songkran

  • Go to a foam party in RCA

foam party bangkok during songkran

Wat Sutat temple bangkok
Wat Sutat Temple
  • Shop in Bangkok, enjoy the not so crowded malls and shopping areas like – Central world, Siam Paragon and MBK mall.

 

 

 

 

 

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