THE WHOLE OF PATTAYA HIT THE STREETS TODAY IN CELEBRATION OF SONGKRAN 2016 & THE THAI NEW YEAR
IN A NUTSHELL
- HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS JAM INTO PATTAYA
- BEACH ROAD IS PACKED WITH SONGKRAN REVELLER’S
- CENTRAL FESTIVAL BECOMES SONGKRAN GROUND ZERO
TODAYS WEATHER REPORT
CONDITIONS: PARTLY CLOUDY
EXPECTED HIGH: 34°C
REAL FEEL: 43°C
CHANCE OF RAIN: 30%
UV INDEX: VERY HIGH
SUNSET: 6:29 PM
TODAY’S HOT SPOTS
THE ENTIRE CITY OF PATTAYA WAS ONE BIG GLORIOUS SONGKRAN HOTSPOT TODAY BUT PARTICUALLY BEACH ROAD DREW THE LARGEST CROWDS
PLAYING IN THE SONGKRAN INSANE ASYLUM
I woke up and could hear the music blearing, I could hear people yelling down my street, I knew it was game on for Songkran 2016, but just how wild was it going to be this year?
I packed my kit and headed down stairs and my bike wouldn’t start, I pulled it apart and put it back together but it was still dead, I threw water all over it and hey presto, it started! Typical!
As I rode out onto Pattaya Klang on my motor bike too face the Songkran / Wan Lai – insane asylum, the first thing I thought was – where is everyone? The place looked empty in comparison to previous years.
I rode down Soi Boakhao and hardly got wet, until I got about half way down, then I rode along 3rd Road and it was the same deal.
I rode down to 2nd Road and things were a bit busier there, there were scenes that are typical of Songkran in Pattaya, people running around, dancing having fun, getting drunk and being sociable, wetting people and plastering them with powder.
I finally got down to Beach Road and it was jammed packed with Songkran’ers walking around but there wasn’t much water play going on even though it was boiling hot, again there seemed to be a lack of water and the only place that had a decent water supply was Central Festival, who was holding a free public concert and was dousing everyone with fire hydrants.
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I WOULD SAY NUMBERS OF SONKRAN REVELLER’S WERE DOWN BY 75% AROUND THE GREATER PATTAYA AREA THIS YEAR, BUT BEACH ROAD STILL HAD A GREAT TURNOUT OF NUMBERS, THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS – THERE WAS NO WATER TO GET WET WITH.
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