Songkran in Bangkok 2017 – What To Expect?
Having been to Bangkok / Thailand so many times, it’s quite a surprise to many when I tell them that I have not experienced Songkran in Thailand before. So, a year ago, Wilson (from PlacesandFoods.com) and myself decided that we should experience it together in 2017.
Songkran is the new year of Thailand and also means the following:
- Many locals return to their hometown
- Many shops and restaurants will be closed during the Songkran period (except shopping centres)
- Traffic will be very clear
- You WILL get wet (there is literally no way to escape!)
- You NEED to waterproof your important items (mobile phones)
As mentioned, you WILL definitely get wet as it’s part of their celebrations. You will either get wet from water guns or buckets of water. Be prepared and get for yourself the following:
- Waterproof pouch (from 20 baht)
- Waterguns (from 100 baht, depending on size)
- Goggles (from 20 baht)
In Bangkok, there are several areas which tourists flock to for some fun together. They are at Central World, Silom, Siam Square, Khao San and RCA. I can’t be everywhere so here are some updates from the places that we went.
I personally preferred the Central World location as it’s more concentrated and you don’t really have to walk around. I shall let the photos do the talking!
Central World (BTS: Chidlom)
At Central World, there are booths for you to get free gifts – waterproof pouch and mini water gun! So if you are not prepared, you can get them for free by uploading your photos and hashtagging them.
Only at Central World, there’s a foam party for you to enjoy too!
Siam Square (BTS: Siam)
Silom (BTS: Sala Daeng)
The water fight was quite intense. Ensure that you have goggles to protect your eyes. If you have not experienced Songkran in Thailand before, you should really do it! 🙂