Songkran Festival
Songkran in Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, North Thailand
Whether you are looking to experience Songkran or to escape from it Chiang Dao gives you the best of both worlds.

Enjoying Songkran
Songkran is celebrated in a big way in Chiang Dao. What gives it a unique edge is that the tribes from the surrounding hills get involved, making it even more colourful and vibrant. Chiang Dao Nest will be arranging transport into Chiang Dao town for each day of the festivities. We can also arrange transport for trips into Chiang Mai over this festival.
The great thing about enjoying Songkran in Chiang Dao is that when you want to stop playing with water you can return to your guesthouse /resort and enjoy some sanity.

Escaping Songkran
Songkran in the bigger cities can be very crazy and for some people they do not particularly want to be drenched every time they step out of their hotel, often until late into the night. Chiang Dao offers sanctuary from the craziness, if you want to be involved you have a choice.
Links to Songkran Pages
Sriwittayapaknam School - Songkran
Songkran Festival, April 12-15, is the traditional Thai New Year. This is the time for Thais to pay homage to Buddha images, clean their houses, and sprinkle water on their elders in a show of respect. Anyone who ventures out on the streets is likely to get a thorough dousing of water, all in good fun, but also quite welcome at the peak of the hot season
Welcome to Chiangmai and Chiangrai - Songkran
Songkran today is still the most important of all the Thai festivals and holidays. It marks the beginning of a new astrological year and is much in keeping with the old lunar calendar of Siam.
Sunsite - Songkran
Songkran is a Thai traditional New Year which starts on April 13 every year and lasts for 3 days. Songkran festival on April 13 is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old year, April 14 is Wan Nao which is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which the New Year begins.
Phuket .com - Songkran
Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated on April 13th.
Thailand Today .com - Songkran
For individuals who have experienced "Songkran", this traditional Thai custom of merrymaking seen to be the Kingdom's most "sanuk" (fun-filled) festival, celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm, nationwide, once a year on April 13th marking the Thai new year. more ...
Thaifolk .com - Songkran
Songkran , regarded as Thai traditional New Year, has been an exotic Thai tradition for generations. Not only Thai people living in Thailand concern importance of Songkran, but also people who speak the language which has the same origin as Thai such as Laotian, Thai people in Myanmar who live near the border at the north of Thailand, and Thai spoken Chinese people in Hunan. more ...
Asia Tour .com - Songkran

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