Songkran is one of the biggest traditional Thai festivals that will be celebrated all around Thailand from 13 to 15 April 2023. If you are planning to be in Thailand and join the celebration of Thai New Year 2023, check for the best places to celebrate Songkran 2023 in Bangkok.
Where to celebrate Songkran 2023 in Bangkok?
If you will be visiting Bangkok during the Thai New Year holiday this year, make sure to visit at least some of these best places to celebrate Songkran 2023 in Bangkok.
1. Water Festival 2023
Date: 13-16 April 2023
Water Festival 2023, a unique Songkran Festival celebration in Thailand, will be held for the 8th time. The festival is taking place between 13-16 April 2023 in 4 regions, 6 provinces of Thailand, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, and Phuket. In Bangkok, it will be held at the historical landmarks along the Chao Phraya River. There will be a free shuttle boat service operating between the venues of the festival from 9:00 to 17:00.
For more information about the venues and activities of Water Festival in Bangkok, check Water Festival 2023.
2. Khao San Road
Date: 12-16 April 2023
Khao San Road is a top Songkran Festival celebration venue that many people have been waiting for. Of course, like every year, foreigners will flock to join in the fun and celebrate the Songkran. The venue will be featuring Dj’s and MC's that will add an extra heat to Songkran in Bangkok.
In 2023, Songkran Festival at Khao San Road will be taking place for 4 days starting in the morning of April 12 by organizing a merit-making ceremony for 99 monks. Then, April 13-15, there will be organized entertainment and colorful activities including glow body painting service and splashing water during Songkran Festival from 12:00 to 20:00 throughout 3 days.
3. International Amazing Splash 2023
Date: 13-15 April 2023
International Amazing Splash 2023 is the Songkran Festival event organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). You can enjoy a spectacular international Songkran traditions parade from 5 countries:
Thailand: the parade of the Emerald Buddha enshrined
China: the colorful procession of happiness of the people of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province
India: Witness the colorful processions in the style of the Holi festival using colored powders with music, and Bollywood dance in Indian style
Japan: A fun Setsubun Festival with drum beats, demons, bean throwing and decorated with torii and cherry blossoms
South Korea: Have fun in a Boryeong Mud Festival with the mud pools imported from Boryeong City in South Korea
There will also be various cultural performances, and the non-stop fun with SPLASH activities including waterbomb and water tunnels throughout the three days of the event. International Amazing Splash 2023 will be hold at Chula Soi 5 (Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park and Stadium One).
4. The ICONIC Songkran Festival 2023
Date: 11-17 April 2023
ICONSIAM is ready to welcome you with the freshness of water and joy along the bank of the Chao Phraya River. ICONSIAM organizes The ICONIC Songkran Festival 2023 that will be held between 11-17 April 2023. It will be bigger than every year by excitingly transforming every inch of ICONSIAM to pass on the precious Thai tradition of Songkran Day. The area will be full of activities that everyone can join including sprinkling water on Buddha statues, pouring water on the hands of respected elders, splashing water along the Chao Phraya River and music performances by leading artists.
5. Songkran Siam
Date: 13-15 April 2023
Songkran Siam is the Songkran Festival celebration in the heart of Siam Square. This Thai tradition of the year will be taking place during 13-15 April 2023, from 11:00 to 22:00, and will be completely free all 3 days. Songkran Festival at Siam Square will be giving a chance to experience some of more traditional aspects of Songkran Festival with a concept of "No powder, no nudity and no alcohol". At the event, you will have a chance to enjoy many activities, such as participating in the traditional Songkran celebration in the Siamese way, offering water to the Buddha image for good fortune and enjoying the performances of many famous artists and singers. Thai and foreign tourists are welcome to dress up in a beautiful Thai costume to participate in the festival.
6. Songkran SO Pool Party
Date: 15-16 April 2023
It’s the time to get wet ‘n’ wild at the best Pool Party in Bangkok – SO Pool Party Songkran. You will enjoy at the hottest pool party in Bangkok with 8-hour of beats, greets ‘n’ meets with the international guests DJs line up. Songkran SO Pool Party is taking place at The Water Club, on the 10th floor of SO Sofitel Bangkok. The event is taking place on 15-16 April 2023, from 13:00 to 21:00.
7. S2O Songkran Music Festival
Date: 13-15 April 2023
S2O Songkran Music Festival is organized on 13-15 April 2023 at the Live Park Rama 9 in Bangkok. This music festival is not just an ordinary EDM festival but it is a contemporary Thai New Year celebration that exports the culture of Thai people and unlimited fun. The warm atmosphere of Bangkok at night, under the cold water and the hottest music from the world's top DJs with the coolest production from one of Asia's greatest and best teams. Artists include Baauer, Borgeous B2B MAKJ, Brennan Heart, Liu, Lucas & Steve, MaRLo, Marten Hørger, Nicky Romero, Öwnboss, Sebastian Ingrosso, The Him, Tiësto, Topic, Valentino Khan and Vinai. You can come and experience the greatest fun, in 3 full days, and dance your way to the world-class Songkran Festival.
8. ChangChui Songkran Fest 2023
Date: 13-16 April 2023
ChangChui, unique plane night market, will host a grand Songkran festival and invites everyone, including families with kids, to come and have fun splashing water. On the occasion of Songkran Festival, a traditional festival celebration will be taking place on 13-16 April 2023, from 15:00 to 20:00 at ChangChui Creative Park, Pinklao. There will be live music of various genres throughout the night, from Reggae & Ska to 90's pop. You can sit and chill, sip a drink to refresh your throat in the center of the airfield and enjoy the delicious food at restaurants, cafes, bars or from street food stalls.
Make sure to book your hotel near one of the best Songkran celebration spots in the city. The best areas to stay in Bangkok during Songkran are listed here: Bangkok Hotels for Songkran Holiday.
For more information about Songkran celebration check: Songkran Festival.
Songkran Festival is celebrated in all areas of Thailand so you can join an event even when not staying in the capital city. Find the most interesting events that are planned for Thai New Year celebration here: Songkran Festival in Thailand.
If you are planning to join the celebration of Thai New Year in Northern Thailand, check for the best places to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai.