Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok should be on any traveller’s bucket list, no matter what else you have planned for your Thailand holiday.
For three days every April, the city of Bangkok is transformed into a massive, good-natured water fight, complete with celebratory crowds, delicious food and lots of alcohol. It’s a city-wide celebration you have to see to believe.
But before you enjoy a wet and wild time, there are a few things to know about Songkran.
What is Songkran?
The Songkran festival is the Thai New Year. Its name originates in a Sanskrit word meaning “passing” or “change”. Traditionally, Thai people sprinkled water on elders, family, friends, and neighbours to wish them good fortune. There are also ceremonies honouring images of Lord Buddha and many Thais visit temples throughout the country.
Modern-day celebrations have evolved into a full-blown water street fight, with massive crowds playing with water guns, hoses and more. Vendors hawk food and booze while other areas host boat races, parades and other events.
When is Songkran?
Songkran officially is celebrated every April 13-15, although the water wars can last up to 10 days in places like Pattaya.
Where is Songkran celebrated?
Songkran is celebrated across Thailand, but the largest number of festivities take place in Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai.
Are Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy open during Songkran?
All three major bar areas are open during the 3-day water fight with afternoon action to be had on Soi 4, inside Nana Plaza and all of Soi Cowboy getting in on the action, although it should be noted a handful of bars such as Spanky’s and Glamour close for three days to allow staff some time off.
Can I book an escort during Songkran?
Yes. Absolute Angels Bangkok offers full escort services before, during, and after Songkran, with the same great quality.
Their escorts are happy to serve as a travel companion or tour guide and a friendly water fight is a great ice breaker for more intimate activities later that night.
Clients should be aware that because of holiday traffic, it may take your escort much longer than normal to reach you. Your booking time will not begin until your escort arrives, so you won’t lose a minute of together time.
Additionally, due to the possibility they get hit with a bucket of water, their escorts will eschew their usual sexy dresses and skirts for jeans and t-shirts. Many clients find that they enjoy the casual style and it can often start your night off on a fun, relaxed note.
Other important information about Songkran
Songkran can be an extremely enjoyable time to be in Bangkok, especially if you have a beautiful travel companion. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind:
– Because of the water wars, you need to keep your electronics safe. If you do take them out, place them in a zipped plastic bag to keep them dry. Don’t be surprised when your escort shows up with her own mobile in a plastic bag as well!
– Due to high rates of drink driving, Songkran is one of the most dangerous times of year to be on the road. Always drink responsibly and use public transit if you’ve had a few.
– Bangkok tourist areas are typically very crowded during Songkran, so it can be travel challenging. Please be patient if your escort is late.
Book a Songkran escort from Absolute Angels Bangkok
Make you Thai New Year even more memorable in Bangkok with an escort from Absolute Angels Bangkok. Their stunning girls love nothing more than helping create sexy memories beyond your wildest dreams and are happy to celebrate Songkran however you’d prefer.
Whether you spend the day battling it out in a water fight or cosy up in your hotel room, your escort will ensure you have a wonderful time.