If you want to visit Thailand, one of the best times to go is during the summer months, and April is when they celebrate the Thai New Year, which is known as Songkran. For three days in April, the city turns into a massive water fight with people spraying everyone in sight. The tradition comes from the concept of washing away the sins of the previous year to give everyone a clean start and has evolved into what you see today. If you are going to be in Bangkok for this celebration, you will want to choose your hotel wisely, and below are some of the best areas of the city to stay in so you can enjoy the celebrations of Songkran.
Silom is a favourite area for many Bangkok residents to travel to for Songkran and the main street will have thousands of people enjoying the celebrations. As well as people splashing water everywhere, you will also hear plenty of music, and you can enjoy a drink or two as you celebrate Songkran. Choosing the best hotel in Silom, Bangkok, to celebrate Songkran will depend on how close to the action you are, and if you want a bit of peace, stay away from hotels on the main roads.
Another area of the city which is popular with tourists and locals is the Khao Sarn Road area of Bang Lumph, which is famous for the many backpackers which stay in this part of town. There are plenty of hotels, guest houses, and resorts in the vicinity which means there is plenty of choice of accommodation, no matter what your budget is.
The Sukhumvit area of Bangkok is another destination with lots of tourists throughout the year, and the area gets even busier during Songkran. There are many hotels in this area of the city, and there are upmarket 5-star hotels, going all the way down to guest houses and dormitories. Staying in this area of town also give you convenient access to the MRT and BTS transport systems, so you can get around and explore the rest of the city during Songkran.
Siam in close to the centre of the city, and it is most famous for all the shopping malls in the area, but you will also see plenty of revellers during Songkran. There are plenty of places to stay in this area with a wide variety of accommodations options available. When playing with the water gets too much for you, you can head to one of the malls and enjoy a meal or refreshing drink, but it may get cold being inside with the air conditioning.