One of the biggest Thai festivals happen during the month of April, with adirection moving from Bangkok to the northern city of Chiang Mai. This is actually Thailand’s New Year celebration, and of course will need you to be at the best family resort in Chiang Mai for a memorable experience. Most of the local business community ceases to sell their goods, the traffic is gridlocked, and everyone is on the streets drenched from head to toe for the festival.
So welcome to the Songkran Festival and a chance to party and celebrate like there is no tomorrow. It’s time for the hot season with temperatures reaching from a sizzling 37°C to 40°C. In this burning season, the best way to cool off is enjoying the festival. The old Songkran traditions may be declining, but the party spirit remains ever stronger.
In Northern Thailand, Songkran is not just for the Thai people; butfor travellers from around the world who are welcomed with a smile and bucket full of water. Tourists can really enjoy, provided they are happy to join and get good soaking. Thai culture is symbolised by its country and people so everyone can have all the fun in this festival.
The festival won’t allow you to remain dry for the season, so it’s best to join the spirit or you can leave the town. If you have stayed in the best family resort in Chiang Mai, you will know what to expect for such occasion. If you have been riding a tuk-tuk or motorbike, you’ll probably reach your destination soaking wet.
From at least a square mile of the Old Town to Chiang Mai’s historic moat, you can expect the celebration going wild. The festival starts with a huge water-fighting venue and swimming pool, as multitude of festival goers line the neighbouring streets and riverbanks of this famous attraction. Most of the restaurants and bars provide huge containers of water, where hoards of people join in the fun.
One must remember though, that when you come for the Songkran Festival, you can expect that most of the Chiang Mai resorts and hotels are fully booked. So ensure you are booked in advance for the best family resort in Chiang Mai to fully enjoy this much celebrated festival.