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Are you fortunate enough to be visiting Thailand during Songkran? Be sure to make the most of it as this is one of the most colourful and festive times of the year. To mark the occasion, there are an array of events to enjoy, from traditional merit making ceremonies and beauty pageants, to parades brimming with life and entertainment.
The highlight of this festival though has to be the fun-filled water fights - where thousands of residents and tourists take to the streets to drench each other in water, whether for cleansing and good luck, or just to enjoy a good time! And whilst this may seem a little off from your run-of-the-mill holiday, the Thai Lunar New Year celebrations is an experience you will not soon forget. To ensure you are well prepared, we bring you our top 8 Songkran survival tips:
So there you have it, everything you could possibly need for the Songkran festivities. Get prepared and most importantly, have fun and enjoy yourself!Sawasdee Pee Mai!
One of the most popular events on the Thai calendar, Loy Krathong gives people the opportunity to pay their respects to the goddess of water by floating beautiful decorated lotus shaped rafts.
Normally falling on the night of the twelfth lunar month, this year’s celebration is held on the eve of November 28.
Why Celebrate Loy Krathong?Thais celebrate for many reasons. Some believe it’s to thank the Water Goddess for abundant supply of water during the main rice harvesting season. Others see this as a symbolic way to ‘float away’ all the anger and grudges they’ve held onto throughout the year.
What is a Krathong?While there isn’t an English equivalent, Krathongs are often referred to as a small float, boat or vessel. They are normally hand-made from banana leaves and crafted into a lotus shape finished with candles, incense and flowers for decoration.Where is it Celebrated?Traditionally, Thais float their krathongs into rivers or small canals. Today, a pond, lake or swimming pool is also used. Many places also hold a variety of activities such as ‘Ram Wong’ dance performances, krathong-making competitions and beauty contests to add to the festive atmosphere. Want to celebrate the festivities with us? Visit our website and check out our Loy Krathong Packages.
Looking for fun things to do during your stay at Amari Vogue Krabi? Here are our top picks.
Explore the Islands - Head out to the untouched islands dotting the Krabi shoreline, including the magnificent Koh Hong to discover the true meaning of an island paradise.Sea Canoeing – Paddle though a fascinating network of limestone caves, pristine mangrove forests and experience a definite test of upper arm muscles. Don’t forget to look out for the cheeky monkeys hiding in the trees! Visit Breeze Spa – Unwind to fun and easy treatments at Breeze Spa. The Signature Mood Massages are a favourite amongst our guests. Learn Thai Cooking – Discover the secrets to cooking authentic Thai cuisine with our talented chefs and take home some great tips to perfect your Thai cooking.Have Dinner at Bellini – After all the activity, a seafood feast will surely hit the spot. Savour the day’s freshest catch with dinner at our beachfront restaurant amidst the iconic Krabi sunset. Do you have other recommendations? Let us know here.
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