Places to celebrate Songkran around Thailand

If you’re looking for a fun water fight during April, there are loads of places to celebrate Songkran around Thailand. We’ve compiled this list so that you can get your fun on wherever you are in the country.

Here is where you can celebrate Songkran this April.

Where is the best place to spend Songkran in Thailand?

That depends! The answer changes depending on how crazy crowded you’d be comfortable with and where you are. Who you are with is also equally important.

If you’re in Bangkok, the usual recommended spots will always be Khaosan Road, Siam, and the downtown area. However, there are plenty of spots in every city in Thailand where people will gather too.

1. Bangkok –  Khaosan, Siam, & and many more

Image credit: S2O Songkran Music Festival via Facebook

There are way too many spots and festivals in Bangkok to list. That’s why we have a whole listicle to help you out.

Highlights, as always, include Khaosan Road, temples and malls along the Chao Phraya, and the Siam area.

2. Phra Pradaeng Songkran (งานสงกรานต์พระประแดง) – Samut Prakan’s late Songkran celebrations

Image credit: พระประแดงที่รัก via Facebook

Phra Pradaeng Songkran is well-known for its crazed water fights. It is also known for being a Songkran that is celebrated after the official celebrations.

This year, Phra Pradaeng Songkran will go from 13-15 and 19-21 April.

You can find the festivities from 13-15 April at Wat Klang Suan (วัดกลางสวน). The festivities on 19-21 April will be held at the Phra Pradaeng District Office.

Wat Klang Suan (วัดกลางสวน)
Address: MG3Q+C7V, Bang Ya Phraek, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130 | Google Maps

Phra Pradaeng District Office
Address: 67 Nakhon Kuan Kan Rd, Talat, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130 | Google Maps

3. Maha Songkran Khao Sook Road (มหาสงกรานต์ถนนข้าวสุก) – Ang Thong’s local parade

Image credit: ACTV News สำนักข่าวของคนอ่างทอง via Facebook

Ang Thong’s main road will be closed down for a huge Songkran parade filled with games, contests, and tradition.

This goes from 13-15 April along the 2-km stretch of road in front of the Wiset Chai Chan District Office (เทศบาลตำบลวิเศษไชยชาญ).

Address: H8QX+M6C, San Chao Rong Thong, Wiset Chai Chan District, Ang Thong 14110 | Google Maps

4. Songkran Thanon Khao Niao (งานสงกรานต์ถนนข้าวเหนียว) – celebration near Khon Kaen’s lake

Image credit: เดลินิวส์

Thanon Khao Niao (ถนนข้าวเหนียว) literally means “stick rice road” and is a deliciously fitting name.

This year, the celebrations go from 8-15 April.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon Reservoir (บึงแก่นนคร) will have its own festival with Mor Lam performances, dance contests, and much more.

It’ll also take place along Sri Chant Road, which is also known by its nickname Thanon Khao Niao, from 12-15 April.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon Reservoir (บึงแก่นนคร)
Address: Nai Mueang, Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen 40000 | Google Maps

Sri Chant Road (ถนนศรีจันทร์)
Address: Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen 40000 | Google Maps

5. Songkran Festival 2024 at Kanchanaburi – more than just nature trails

Image credit: Songkran Festival 2024 at Kanchanaburi via Facebook

Kanchanaburi is more than just nature trails and you can witness it live this Songkran.

Take a break from all the nature with a concert experience featuring loads of Thai musicians. Best of all, it’s free to enter.

More details here (in Thai).

Address: 2GFF+2FH, Ban Nuea, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000 | Google Maps

6. Songkran Chiang Mai Water Fest’ 2024 (ป๋าเวณีปี๋ใหม่เมืองเชียงใหม่) – a northern flair

Image credit: ป๋าเวณีปี๋ใหม่เมืองเจียงใหม่ via Facebook

This one’ll be all over the city of Chiang Mai. But we recommend you start at Tha Phae Road (ท่าแพ) where there’ll be tons of water fights.

Address: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300 | Google Maps

7. Patong and Phuket Old Town – beachside Songkran in the south

Image credit: Songkran via Facebook

Phuket Heritage Wave 2024 will take place on 13 April in Phuket Old Town. The festivities will go from 4pm until 10pm.

But if you’re more of a beach person, Patong Festival On The Beach will take place from 12-14 April. It’ll start from midday and include tons of music as well.

Phuket Old Town
Address: Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000 | Google Maps

Patong Beach
Address: Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150 | Google Maps

How is Songkran celebrated in Thailand?

Songkran is most synonymous with water splashing. But aside from the crazy water fights and parties, Songkran is also about paying respect to your elders and spending time with family.

That’s why the various days across Songkran stand for different things like National Elderly Day or Family Day.

Songkran is also about ushering in the new year, so many people will also use this time to cleanse themselves of the misfortunes and ill vibes of the old year, hence the water. For busybodies, it’s also the time to deep clean your house.

Celebrate Songkran across the country

The long holiday is here! Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Songkran is a great time to celebrate and travel. With this list, you’ll know where to stop for some of the best Songkran festivals across the country.

To add more activities to your itinerary this April, check out our things to do listicle.  If you want to learn more about Songkran, you should start here with our Songkran facts.

Cover image adapted from: Songkran via Facebook, ป๋าเวณีปี๋ใหม่เมืองเจียงใหม่ via Facebook, พระประแดงที่รัก via Facebook, S2O Songkran Music Festival via Facebook

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