Thailand: Songkran (Thai New Year) -- April 10-15, 2010
by Backpacking Tips Asia
The main celebrations in Bangkok focus on bathing rites of replicas of revered Buddha images originating from various provinces in the North, South, East and central regions, interspersed with traditional food and dessert-making demonstrations and cultural performances. The opening ceremony will take place, 10 April, at Phra Chetupon Wimol Manklaram or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
There are also important celebrations throughout the country at various tourist destinations:
Old City Songkran Festival, Ayutthaya
Songkran Festival, Chon Buri
Amazing Songkran, Suphan Buri
Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival, Samut Prakarn
Songkran Festival, Chiang Mai
Songkran Festival, Sukhothai
Fantastic Northeast Songkran, Golden Shower Tree and Kan Festival and Sticky Rice Road in Khon Kaen
Grand Northeast Songkran Festival, Nong Khai
Songkran Nakhon Phnom and Thai-Lao New Year Celebration
Hat Yai Midnight Songkran, Songkhla
Grand Songkran Festival and Nang Dan Parade, Nakhon Si Thammarat
Songkran on the Beach and Phuket Bike Week 2010
Events Planning Division, Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: 0 2250 5500 ext. 3470-3
Call Centre 1672 or www.tourismthailand.org
(info attribute of tourismthailand.org)
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