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


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.


  • 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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