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The Amazing Songkran Festival in Pattaya

Author: Soophott Lert

Pattaya is one of the best places in Thailand. Most tourists looking for a great vacation spends their free days in Pattaya. The best time of the year to be there is the Songkran. So if you ever plan to spend your holiday at Pattaya you'd better schedule it during the festivals. The city is known to be alive all year long, but especially during the special festivals. That's when all the fun takes place.

The Songkran Festival in Pattaya is also known as the Thai New Year. The way people celebrate this special time of the year is with water. People get out in the streets and throw water at each other getting all wet. Besides the tradition and the good luck meaning this is custom has its functionality. During the Songkran it's very hot in Pattaya. This is why chilling with some water is very good.

What is special about the Songkran Festival in Pattaya is that in Pattaya it's celebrated later than in the rest of Thailand. Usually the festival takes place in 18th - 19th of April. That is the best season to be there. It is hard to find available rooms in Pattaya in this period if you haven't booked any before. This is why you have to plan everything in time.

If you want to celebrate the Songkran Festival in Pattaya, book a room in advance and also book a flight. Everyone wants to be there in this time of year. So, you really don't want to miss it by not planning everything ahead. It all requires a bit of effort but it's worthy after all.

The festival lasts all day and all night and it actually never ends for 3 days of continuous festivities. The Songkran Festival in Pattaya means non stop fun for everyone. Just don't forget to leave your valuables and electronic equipment in your room as you don't want it to get wet. The streets are not that safe during this time so you might prefer to go everywhere by foot. Anyway it's really great to take a walk during the festivals. And you should expect to get all soaked in water. After all, Pattaya is great and being there during the Thai New Year is really special. Just be prepared with the right clothing and correct expectations.

You probably work hard all year long and you want to spend the couple of weeks you have free in some place really special - both cool and relaxing. Pattaya is the place you want to be. Both a lively place and a very relaxing one, Pattaya is the favorite destination of most tourists around the world. The best time to be in Pattaya is during the warm season and also when there are lots of people there. Many people present is equivalent to more fun and more festivities. So the perfect time to be in Pattaya is during the Songkran Festival.

The Songkran Festival in Pattaya is something you can't experience anywhere else any other time. Don't miss it and plan it in time!

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