Songkran is sometimes known informally as Thailand’s Water Festival. It marks the Thai New Year and is by far the country’s biggest holiday. The annual three-day celebration occurs at the height of summer from 13 to 15 April. However, celebrations and events can extend for a time before and after the official period.
Water is central to Songkran celebrations. All the splashing represents a washing away of sins and bad luck. Indeed, the holiday is popular outside Thailand primarily for such revelry. But Songkran entails more than familiar scenes of street-side soakings and water-gun fights. It’s also a time for family reunions and temple visits. Important in this regard is Rod Nam Dum Hua. It is a sedate tradition in which young people sprinkle fragrant water into their elders’ palms and request blessings for the year ahead.
As to the more wet and wild Songkran traditions, Silom Road is definitely where Thais celebrate the holiday with brio. In fact, a stretch of the road is closed each day during afternoon and evening hours to become a designated water-splashing zone. Further making Silom one of the best spots for Songkran is easy to access to public transport. Whether BTS SkyTrain or MRT underground, all are within a short walk. So, prepare your water guns and look for a perfect Songkran festival hotel.
For the same reason, Novotel Bangkok Silom Road is an excellent Songkran festival hotel. You will be nearby BTS Surasak Station. It’s only two stops from Saladaeng Station or right at the centre of the Songkran fun. Or, you can take a tuk-tuk from the hotel and reach Saladaeng if you don’t mind getting wet on the way. The ride is about 10 minutes only.
Novotel Bangkok Silom Road is the best Songkran festival hotel because we provide a convenient location for exploring other parts of the city. The hotel is within walking distance from Sathorn Pier where you can catch a tourist boat for visiting Wat Arun, ICONSIAM and many other riverside attractions.
All in all, let’s choose Novotel Bangkok Silom Road as a perfect Songkran festival hotel for your family. You’ll love it!