Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced that it would hold a shopping fair intended to promote local products from 50 districts of Bangkok at the Ong Ang Canal in the Phra Nakhon district.
The event will be held from April 9 to 14, during the Songkran festival, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Wanlaya Wattanarat, BMA’s deputy permanent secretary said that “more than 50 product booths will be set up in the fair, including food, beverage, herbal products, jewelry, clothes and souvenirs.”
Moreover, she added that there will be a ceremony to pour water on the Buddha image to receive blessings.
Visitors will be able to enjoy musical and cultural shows from April 12 to 13. While people can’t splash water at this year’s Songkran festival, the BMA encourages merchants and tourists to wear colorful clothing to add color to the event.
The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration authorized traditional and religious practices, such as putting water in the hands of the elderly.
Besides, it requires to comply with all preventive measures against COVID-19, including social distancing, wearing face masks, washing their hands regularly, and check-in and out using the Thai Chana platform.
The Ong Ang Canal was recently transformed into the capital’s new tourist landmark with a walking street lined with art and cultural exhibitions.
Visitors and locals can also enjoy beautiful views within the city landscape, and a kayak trip on the 750-meter-long canal on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with free admission.