About Songkran Festival
The Songkran Festival, also known as the Thai New Year, is a vibrant and exuberant celebration annually in Thailand every April. It is a significant event that marks the end of the dry and hot season and the beginning of the rainy season, a time for renewal and rebirth. The festival is centered around water, and people traditionally participate in water fights and splash one another with water to symbolize cleansing and renewal. The Songkran Festival has become a popular attraction for tourists from around the world, drawn to the lively atmosphere, colorful parades, and the chance to experience the unique culture of Thailand. If you're planning a trip to Thailand in 2023, add this festive event to your itinerary for an unforgettable experience.
Things To Do For Gay Men
Songkran is a festival that is celebrated by people of all genders and sexual orientations in Thailand. However, there are some activities and events that may be of particular interest to gay men during Songkran. Here are some suggestions:
Attend LGBTQ+ events - Many cities in Thailand have LGBTQ+ events and parties during Songkran, such as pool parties, club events, and drag shows.
Visit gay bars and clubs - Thailand has a vibrant gay scene, and many gay bars and clubs host special events and parties during Songkran.
Participate in the water fights - Water fights are a big part of Songkran, and many gay men enjoy participating in the festivities and meeting new people.
Relax at a gay sauna - If you prefer a more relaxed and intimate environment, you can visit a gay sauna like Chakran Sauna in Bangkok, which often hosts special events and parties during Songkran.
Place to Stay
For the perfect place to join the Songkran 2023? First, you need to decide if you are going to attend the G-Circuit Party. If yes, staying near the central world is the best option. You should know that most of the party is happening at the BANGKOK CONVENTION CENTER, LEVEL 22, CENTARA GRAND. Therefore, you can send your harvest home immediately. If you do not attend the parties, I would recommend staying in the Silom area for a water fight.
1, Centara Grand At Centralworld (The Best Location for Parties)
Come to the Centara Grand At CentralWorld for a memorable Songkran experience! The place is in the central world plaza, which is perfect for after party. Located in Pathumwan, Bangkok, it is just 10 minutes away from Chidlom BTS Skytrain Station. Enjoy Thai hospitality with 9 dining options and an outdoor pool. Plus, you can use their free WiFi throughout the hotel. Adjacent to CentralWorld Department Store, Centara Grand offers easy access to other shopping centers such as MBK, Siam Paragon, and Siam Square. Here, you will find great restaurants, unique items, and traditional souvenirs to take home. Suvarnabhumi Airport is only 23km away and there’s even free parking available onsite. Rooms are elegant and comfortable with soothing colors and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms have luxurious bathtubs and robes. After sightseeing, relax at Spa Cenvaree, which consists of private massage rooms and spa pools. Get active by playing tennis or working out at the fitness center. There's also plenty of delicious food and drinks including CRU Champagne Bar, Uno Mas, and Red Sky Bar which overlooks Bangkok City. Other choices include The World International Restaurant, Dynasty for Cantonese cuisine, and Zing Café for cocktails and fruit juices. So come to Centara Grand this year for a splashing good time during the water festival!
Most popular facilities : Outdoor swimming pool, Non-smoking rooms Fitness centre, Airport shuttle, Spa and wellness centre, Restaurant Room service, Family rooms, Bar, Very good breakfast
2,Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok (The Luxury)
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok offers the ultimate luxury experience for its guests with multiple pools, lush landscaped gardens and direct access to Siam Paragon shopping centre. It's just a short walk from Siam BTS Skytrain Station and Central world. The perfect spot to relax during Songkran, Thailand’s biggest annual water festival which takes place in April each year! Enjoy free WiFi, sumptuous food at three restaurants and pamper yourself at the world-class spa. This hotel has large, stylish rooms that have flat screens with international channels, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary soft drinks and local beer mini bar, en suite bathrooms with slippers and toiletries, and some with pool access.
Most popular facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centre, Airport shuttle (free), Spa and wellness centre, Restaurant, Room service, Family rooms, Bar, Fabulous breakfast
3,Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam (Won't break the bank)
Experience the ultimate convenience and comfort during Songkran with Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam! The luxury Platinum Fashion Mall is located only 5 minutes away from central world, and 15 minutes away to Siam Paragon and Pratunam Market, so this modern hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. With its neutral shades of brown and cream, each room features a flat-screen TV, minibar and ironing facilities. The private bathrooms are complete with hot-water showers and hairdryers. Make sure to take advantage of all the amenities such as the outdoor pool, fitness centre, children's club, business centre and 24-hour currency exchange. Enjoy international buffet spreads, Asian or Thai delights at The Square Restaurant and drinks at The Lounge or Bar9 Beer Garden. Free parking is available plus enjoy around the clock room service too!
Most popular facilities: 2 swimming pools, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centre, Airport shuttle, Spa and wellness centre, Restaurant Room service, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Bar, Good breakfast
4, Ascott Embassy Sathorn Bangkok (Perfect for water fighting)
Ascott Embassy Sathorn Bangkok - SHA Plus Certified is the perfect place for your next water fighting adventure! Located in Silom, just 10 minutes away from Sala Daeng BTS station and Silam MRT station, this 5-star hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre, and a garden. All rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom. Enjoy all the comforts of home including coffee machines, kitchens with ovens, dishwashers and microwaves as well as bed linen and towels. With 1.6 km to Lumpini Park and 1.7km to the city centre, Ascott Embassy Sathorn Bangkok has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.
Most popular facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centre, Facilities for disabled guests, Free parking, Free WiFi, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Breakfast
5,Siri Sathorn Bangkok (The great value for money)
Siri Sathorn Hotel is the perfect choice for budget travellers looking to experience all the excitement of Songkran, Bangkok's biggest festival. With spacious service apartments featuring kitchen facilities and free WiFi, as well as a host of on-site amenities like an outdoor pool, fitness centre and spa, you're sure to find something to suit your needs at Siri Sathorn. Plus, it's just 10 minutes from Silom Road and within easy reach of popular shopping malls such as MBK Shopping Centre and Siam Paragon. Enjoy modern décor in air-conditioned suites with flat-screen TVs, en suite bathrooms with marble and granite fixtures and luxurious massages at the Lek Massage Spa. Don't forget Liquid Bar & Cafe for delicious Thai and Western dishes plus karaoke private dining rooms.
Most popular facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centreSpa and wellness centre, Restaurant,Room service, Free parking, Free WiFi, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Good breakfast
6,Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park (Best Location For Songkran Water Fight)
Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park is the perfect place to experience Songkran, Thailand's traditional New Year celebration. Located in the heart of Silom commercial district, just steps away from Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain Station and Silom MRT Station, our hotel offers easy access to some of the city’s best shopping venues like Siam Square, MBK Shopping Centre and The Em District. Enjoy modern rooms with air conditioning, flat-screen cable TVs and DVD players as well as free WiFi throughout your stay. Our outdoor pool and spa feature traditional Thai massage services while a 24-hour lounge and business centre are also available. Plus, don't miss out on exciting promotions at our 5 dining options: Panorama restaurant, Xian Tian Di Chinese restaurant, Japanese restaurant, Finishing Post bar, and club lounge on 31st floor. For an unforgettable Songkran celebration, make sure to book a stay at Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park!
Most popular facilities:, Outdoor swimming pool, Non-smoking rooms, Fitness centreSpa and wellness centre, Restaurant, Facilities for disabled guests, Room service, Airport shuttle (free), Bar, Very good breakfast
The Songkran holiday is one of the most important in Thailand and it's important to make sure you book your accommodation early. With so many people coming to Bangkok for the event, there is going to be a shortage of hotel rooms and apartments. If you want to ensure you get a spot in town for the party, it's best to reserve your room as soon as possible. Book Now
Written by Marco Tullio