Songkran Festivities To Be Held in 106 Places Across Bangkok

Songkran celebrations will take place in 106 spots throughout Bangkok, featuring 14 to 15 key events, with full-range celebrations also scheduled in Khon Kaen and various other provinces.

On Tuesday, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesperson Aekvarunyoo Amrapala provided an initial overview of the festivities and mentioned that complete details would be announced on April 9.

He mentioned that the capital would host the water festival in 106 areas, highlighted by 14 or 15 major events.

Aekvarunyoo noted that the festivities would fall into two categories: cultural (slightly wet) and fun (extremely wet).

Cultural activities will occur at Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen Klang, with joint organization from the government and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and at the Lan Khon Muang area of City Hall.

He highlighted Khao San Road as a prime location for the more playful activities.

The BMA plans to implement improvements from last year’s Songkran feedback, including additional restrooms, clearer emergency exit signage, and enhanced crowd management to ease congestion.

The spokesman also mentioned that Silom Road would be closed for the event, with the organization led by the Culture Ministry, Bang Rak district office, and local businesses.

Anticipation for higher attendance this year is due in part to the public and private sectors hosting events throughout April, according to the spokesperson.

To enhance festival security, the BMA will intensify its coordination with the police and other entities, including the establishment of a command center to oversee all event locations.

In Khon Kaen, Mayor Theerasak Theekhayuphan and the Songkran planning team inspected Srichan Road on Tuesday, which will be closed for the festival from April 8 to 15.

Mayor Theerasak is optimistic about attracting numerous local and international visitors to Khon Kaen for the festival.

He mentioned two main event locations in the municipality: Dok Khoon, Siang Khaen, and Khao Niew Road, celebrating Songkran from April 8 to 15.

Bueng Kaen Nakhon will feature cultural activities, music performances, and product vendors.

Additionally, an area near the city pillar shrine, Khao Niew Road, and all of Srichan Road will host merit-making and water splashing events from April 12 to 15, according to the mayor.

Leaders in Mae Sot district, Tak province, announced that Songkran celebrations will occur along the Moei River from April 15 to 20.