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I haven’t been to Bangkok for Songkran and  am curious what it’s like. Is anyone there this week and able to report? Especially around the Silom area. With some inconvenience I may be able to switch my overnight transit stop on 16 April to Bangkok. Is it still worthwhile and will festivities still be ongoing at night in the bars? 

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Many will tell you that Songkran is a time to avoid in tourist areas. My boyfriend's experience in the northern countryside is very different....washing Buddha images, visiting grandparents and parents to pay respect with a sprinkling of water. My experience,  a week before Songkran when I was in Pattaya, was receiving a bucket- full of icy water in the face while travelling at 30+ mph on the Jomtien road.  

Accordingly, Songkran joins  New Year as the only times of the year when I'm happy  not to be in Thailand! 

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Have you experienced Songkran before? I have, and now leave Thailand every year for Songkran.

There might all kinds of inconveniences, like traffic jams and fully booked hotels.

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