After entering my 5th year of living in Thailand the whole Songkran festival is just way too much, first couple years was fine but now it’s just old and I want out. I don’t want to get wet, period. How do you get away from the Songkran Festival?
The Songkran festival is officially from the 13th – 15th 3 days but in many places the festivities are stretched out to over 10 days.
The Songkran Festival would be OK if people didn’t throw the near zero degree water as well, this is the killer for me, it’s all fun until i get a bucket of this stuff thrown on me and you literally cannot move.
Can you even escape Songkran if you live in Thailand? It’s gotta be possible, I thought about going to Cambodia, Loas or even Burma but they too play this crazy game too. Vietnam or Malaysia maybe but those places don’t really appeal to me and I’d end up just locking myself up in a room I may as well do that here.
Really is there anywhere I’d really want to go? No, love Thailand, it’s the Songkran that’s old. Is there really no options? Some things I thought of were:
Go to the temple
Over Songkran weekend this is what lots of people do the general rule is you don’t play with water on Temple grounds so these are your safe zones, do you really want to sit at a temple for days though? Some may, most won’t.
If you can get to the Mall as it opens without getting wet you’re doing better than most, most have doors open about 10am. By the time the mall closes most of the water throwing should be at a complete minimal and you could get home safely. There’s food there’s movies massage shops, there’s always a place for beer and drinks easy to keep occupied
Book the yacht from Secrets Pattaya, exclusive resort in Phuket, or a jungle hideaway in Chiang Mai, or the Landmark Sukhumvit Bangkok. There’s no water throwing in 5 star resorts and they typically have much or as little as you want. In Thailand you can order anything to your room including girls if the hotel/resort also has a nightclub and shopping center on site you’re golden.
Stay At Home
The Day before Songkran festival go to Tops supermarket go to the Markets and stock up on enough food and water to stay in your room and not leave. Funnily enough I’m pretty sure this is what many expats in Thailand do in Thailand after you’ve been here 5/10/20 years there’s bound to be at least one year where you lock yourself in your room for days.
If you wanted to avoid Songkran festival in Thailand 2013 what would you do?