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Songkran Festival Silom

Silom Road,Silom,Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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You WILL get wet!

After hearing of Songkran for many years, this was my first time to the festival. AMAZING FUN! Just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PolyBatics
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Portland, Oregon
A must

Can't wait to come back for this. Such a fun and great experience. The atmosphere is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mikael_Habekost
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Songkran is Thailand's most important public holiday and celebrates their traditional new year. Silom sees possibly the biggest Bangkok crowd line the streets with water pistols and powder, ready to wash away the sins of the past year and party in true Thai style. There is no escape from getting drenched in the water fight if you are anywhere along the 5km stretch of party zone that is Silom, but the BTS skywalk is a good place to go to get a good view of the festivities and hide in relative safety. When you are ready to get back into the thick of it, walk down to the busy streets, grab a beer from one of the stalls on the side of the road and carry on partying. Be careful not to carry any valuables that can't take a soaking.
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Silom Road,Silom,Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After hearing of Songkran for many years, this was my first time to the festival. AMAZING FUN! Just imagine a massive three-day water fight and you get the idea. Everyone gets involved and spirits are very high. First a little about Songkran: It is the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Can't wait to come back for this. Such a fun and great experience. The atmosphere is absolutely amazing and everybody is so friendly. Tip. Become good friends with one shop or water seller by using the same. It pays off when you need something to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having a much fun with water splash.. Just bring along your water gun..you never know when and where you got splash by a water...some of local people targetting tourist...so just bring your water gun everywhere😄..i will come back for songkran 2019..thank you thailand for much...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Songkran is the Thai New Year and it happens in April of every year. April 13 is the actual day but the festivities and festivals go on for a few days before and after. We experienced Songkran in Bangkok on Silom (MRT station Silom stop...More

Thank Aloolaf
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Came to Bangkok with the wife and 3 teenagers for Songkran. Silom was massive with huge crowds. We then went back to Soi 11 Sukhumvit where the water fights continued into the night. One of the best days I've ever had in Thailand. It brings...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Bangkok during Songkran and we were lucky enough to be able to experience this water festival. Bring your own gun - there are many people selling water guns along the street or market just for 150 THB (small size) and about 450 THB...More

1  Thank Marcelino G
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

So fun to participate in water festival, there was a big celebration near our hotel (Centara grand at centeral world) near Central World shopping mall. It was full of fun, joy and laughter. Every 13-14-15 April. Don't miss it

1  Thank binmahmood
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Although we are in Pattaya when the Songkran Festival started, it was indeed not a really great experience. In the Songkran Festival, everyone is trying to soak everyone wet completely by dumping buckets of water or shooting you with water guns to make you completely...More

Thank Justin9127
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I absolutely loved being part of this festival! We chose to stay in Silom, a place we've stopped twice before, for the full three days and it was definitely the right choice for us! Everyone was out celebrating, be it on a...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was great experience to be a part of Songkran 2017. We found party everywhere.People became crazy like a child. Throwing chiled water to other. Wonderful experience.

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FromDaSunnyCoast
26 February 2017|
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Response from markwhittingham123 |
Just seen on Thai news that they have cancelled Songkran in Kaosan Road in respect of the kings death. Hope its still on in Siloam
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DM L
22 January 2017|
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Response from Ananya S | Reviewed this property |
They're usually out on all the days, however the last day is the craziest ! It's so much fun u must try it.. Do buy the water guns. Also most cities celebrate it. Bangkok and Chiangmai are the top ones. Chiangmai seemed... More
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