5 famous destinations for Songkran festival in Bangkok

There’s more to Songkran than wild water fights. Don’t forget to discover the traditional side of Songkran with our timeless guide by locals, Songkran Festival: The Ultimate Guide to Thai New Year and Thai Water Festival.

Songkran festival in Bangkok is crazy, but we all are looking forward to join this massive event of Bangkok every year. Many roads are close. Clubbing venues and many pub and restaurants turn themselves into the water battlefields overnight. How exciting! Just can’t wait!

So… where are the most popular destinations for Songkran festival in Bangkok


1. Khao San road

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No surprise! One of the all-time popular destinations, and the most notorious streets, for foreign travelers. Many tourists stay at hotel/ hostels around that area which is really convenient to gear up and ready for the madness at all cost. At night, new comers keep joining and filling the road. You will never feel awkward or alone here.

√ Tourists’ most popular choice/ No entrance fee/ Nearby BTS skytrains (Chong Nonsri and Saladaeng)

X Need to be extra careful for pickpockets/ weirdos/ gropers

2. Silom road

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Another popular road to play water fights with friends. Silom is the center of businesses and schools for Bangkokians which is why you will find many kinds of people from different ages; children and their parents, employees, night workers, etc. At noon, people start to gather up and play. From my personal experience, the only one reason why I do not like to join Songkran in Silom is that there are too many people there. Teens are often the one who get robbed during the water fight. Many people, especially guys, are most likely to get groped by strangers all the time. lol

√ Locals’ most popular choice/ No entrance fee/ Nearby BTS skytrains (Chong Nonsri and Saladaeng)

X Need to be extra careful for pickpockets/ weirdos/ gropers

3. RCA

RCA holds the most badass events combines clubbing styles and water fights togerther. Each club brings you your favorite DJs/ singers, from both international and locals, to their own yards. The biggest event in RCA is called S20 Songkran festival where they have Dj line ups for 3 nights. You will feel like you are in a miniature of Ultra Music festival plus water splashing. If you love partying, then, you should never miss this. FYI, early birds catch the worms. Thais often go to reserve a table around 4-5 pm because all the tables will be booked and taken as fast as a blink of an eye. Trust me, if you are going to in this kind of event with your squad, you need to be there early and get a table. Your lives would be much easier and very convenient during the party.

√ Party lovers’ most popular choice/ Age 20+

X Entrance fees are varied depend on each club, venue, and DJ lineup/ hard to catch a taxi or motorcycle when leaving

 

4. Siam

Not only Siam is known for all the famous/ huge department stores, but Siam is also the main hub for tutoring schools which is why you will find tons of teens joining Songkran in Siam area. During the festival, only the big malls like, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, MBK, and Central World are open. All the shops and tutoring schools, in Siam zone (locals called it a no air-con/ hot zone), are close so that visitors can enjoy the fun to the fullest.

√ Teens’ most popular choice/ No entrance fee/ Nearby BTS skytrain (Siam)

X Need to be extra careful for pickpockets

 

5. Ratchada soi 4

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Located nearby MRT Rama 9 and not too far from RCA, Ratchapisek soi 4 is another clubbing venue which are turned into water fight parties. Just like RCA, but with more affordable prices for entrance fees and drinks, the venue is filled with party animals and crazy dancers. If you are tired from the packed crowded in RCA Ratchada soi 4 is your alternative choice.

√ Party lovers’ choice/ Nearby MRT subway (Rama 9)/ Age 20+

X Entrance fees are varied depend on each club, venue, and DJ lineup/ hard to catch a taxi or motorcycle when leaving


So, what is your plan for Songkran festival in Bangkok? Though I’ve mentioned these 5 all-time favorite places of Bangkokians, you can join the festival almost every corner of Thailand.

Comment and share your experiences/ thoughts about your favorite Songkran festival in Bangkok.

Cheers

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