Songkran events at 106 spots in Bangkok

Revellers get soaked during the Songkran Festival on Khao San Road in 2023. (Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut)
Revellers get soaked during the Songkran Festival on Khao San Road in 2023. (Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut)

Events celebrating Songkran will be held at 106 spots across Bangkok, with 14-15 major activities, with a full range of festivities also planned in other provinces.

The water festival will be held in 106 spots across the capital, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said, with 14 or 15 highlights.

Celebrations will be in two categories - cultural (a little wet) and fun (very wet). Cultural events are planned for Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen Klang, and at City Hall’s Lan Khon Muang ground.

Khao San Road is among those areas in the fun line, the BMA said.

The BMA will apply lessons learned from mistakes made during the Songkran festival last year.  Planned improvements include more toilets, clear signs for emergency exits and better management of entrance and exit routes to reduce congestion.

Silom Road will be closed during the celebrations. Celebrations there will be organised by the Culture Ministry, Bang Rak district office and business operators.

The number of participants this year is expected to be higher than last year, given that celebrations will be organised by both the public and private sectors throughout April.

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  • category: a group having similar qualities - ประเภท
  • celebration: a party or special event at which you celebrate something such as a birthday, a festival or a religious holiday - การฉลอง
  • congestion: a situation in which a place is crowded with people or vehicles - แน่นขนัดไปด้วยรถหรือคน
  • cultural (adj.): related to the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and social organization of a particular country or group - วัฒนธรรม
  • improvement: when something gets better or when you make it better - การปรับปรุง, การทำให้ดีขึ้น
  • participants (noun): people who take part in something - ผู้เข้าร่วม
  • sector: a part of a country’s economic or business activity - ภาค (เศรษฐกิจ)
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