Water Festival 2019 – Songkran Festival in Bangkok

Water Festival 2019, a unique Songkran Festival celebration in Thailand, will be held for the 5th time under the concept of "Stay cool". The festival is taking place from 13-15 April 2019 in 4 regions of Thailand, including the central region (Bangkok), the northern region (Chiang Mai), the northeast region (Udon Thani) and the southern region (Phuket). This is the most unique event which is becoming a sustainable cultural heritage in Thailand. During the festival, you will have a chance to experience the charm of Thai culture and traditions.

Water Festival 2019 – Songkran Festival in Bangkok

In Bangkok, Water Festival 2019 will be held at 9 waterfront spots during 13-15 April 2019. There will be a free express boat service running between the venues of the festival. All 9 festival celebration spots and activities there are listed below.

1. Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahaviharn (Wat Arun)

Paying respect to:

  • Phra Buddha Dhamma Misaraj Lokatadilok
  • Venerable Luang Phor Roong Arun

Water Festival 2019 activities at Wat Arun from 8:30 to 18:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Holy Buddha Images from 13 Temples
  • Bathing Rite to Birthday Buddha Images
  • Auspicious Point: Pouring Scented Water to Elders
  • Giving the Offering / Robes Dedicated to Monks
  • Cultural Performances / Music in the Garden
  • DIY Thai Flower Garland Making Workshop
  • Community Stalls

2. Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklaram Ratchawaramahaviharn (Wat Pho)

Paying respect to:

  • Phra Buddha Deva Patimakorn
  • Para Phuttha Zaiyat (the Reclining Buddha)

Water Festival 2019 activities at Wat Pho from 8:30 to 18:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Birthday Buddha Images
  • Giving the Offering / Robes Dedicated to Monks
  • Auspicious Point: Pouring Scented Water to Elders
  • Stage for Cultural Performances
  • Sand Pagoda Building
  • Community Stalls

3. Wat Kalayanamitra Waramahaviharn

Paying respect to:

  • Venerable Luang Phor Tho
  • Phra Prang Pa Lay Lai

Water Festival 2019 activities at Wat Kalayanamitra Waramahaviharn from 8:30 to 18:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Buddha Images
  • Bathing Rite to Monks (15 April, from noon)
  • Buddhist Requiem Ceremony (15 April from 19:00)
  • Lion Dance Troupe (including Junior Troupe)
  • DIY Thai Kite Making Workshop
  • Community Stalls

4. Wat Prayurawongsawas Waraviharn (Wat Prayoon)

Paying respect to:

  • Phra Buddha Dhamma Wichet Masada
  • Luang Phor Phuttha Naknoi

Water Festival 2019 activities at Wat Prayoon from 8:30 to 18:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Buddha Images
  • Bathing Rite to Phra Bhramapundit (15 April)
  • Crawling under the Buddha Relics for Prosperity
  • Auspicious Point: Pouring Scented Water to Elders
  • Renowned “Chaya Nitikorn” Vintage Photo Studio
  • Piggy Bank Papier-mâché & Thai Loincloth Workshop
  • Buddhist Requiem Ceremony
  • Community Stalls

Water Festival 2019 – Songkran Festival in Bangkok

5. Asiatique The Riverfront

Experience a contemporary take on the classic Thai temple fair with a host of rare fun Thai activities and big concerts every night at Asiatique the Riverfront.

Water Festival 2019 activities at Asiatique The Riverfront from 17:00 to 22:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Birthday Buddha Images / Flower Garland Workshop
  • Concerts by Thai superstars
  • ‘Very Cool’ Loincloth Tunnel
  • Cha Cha Cha Retro Dance
  • Very Rare Wet ‘n’ Wild Sea Boxing
  • Ferris Wheel / Merry-Go-Round
  • Pracharat / Community Stalls
  • Traditional Loincloth Workshops
  • Riverside Cack to the Past Market

6. Tha Maharaj

Rich in art and cultural heritage local communities can be found here. It’s time to shop and sample great food along the iconic Chao Phraya River.

Water Festival 2019 activities at Tha Maharaj from 10:00 to 22:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Buddha Images
  • DIY Thai Kite Making Workshop
  • Thai Temple Fair Games
  • Thai Brass & Long Drum Troupe Performance
  • Water Cooler Drawing Booth
  • Community Stalls

7. Yodpiman River Walk

Take a stroll back into time at this beautiful Neo-Classic Colonial Architecture Thai Heritage Mall.

Water Festival 2019 activities at Yodpiman River Walk from 10:00 to 22:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Buddha Images
  • Interchange Pier: Route 1 & 2
  • DIY Thai Flower Arrangement Workshop
  • Community Stalls

8. Lhong 1919

Get a Glimpse of Ancient Chinese Civilization at the 19th century Chinese mansion.

Water Festival 2019 activities at Lhong 1919 from 10:00 to 22:00:

  • ‘Stay Cool’ Iconic (Photo Point Landmark)
  • Bathing Rite to Buddha images / paying respect to Mazu goddess
  • Contemporary long-drum dance troupe
  • Pouring scented water to elders from Klongsan district (Rod-Nam-Dam-Hua ceremony)
  • Food Truck Festival
  • DIY Workshop of Thai dessert cooking / woven palm fish making (Pla-Ta-Pian) / Thai flower garland making

Water Festival 2019 – Songkran Festival in Bangkok

9. SOOK SIAM @ ICONSIAM

Immerse yourself into this latest city of wonder that brings together all aspects of unrivaled Thai wisdoms and presents the cultural heritage of the 4 main regions of Thailand. The festival venue will be located on Level G of ICONSIAM shopping mall.

Water Festival 2019 activities at ICONSIAM from 10:00 to 22:00:

  • Sook Somwang: Bathing Rite to Buddha images from 4 regions
  • Sook Suebsan: Pouring scented water to elders (Rod-Nam-Dam-Hua ceremony)
  • Sook Sanook: Back to the past fun activities
  • Sook Sanae: Miss Songkran Contest
  • Sook Sab: Great food from 4 Thailand’s regions
  • Sook Sangsan: Thailand’s largest shopping mall of local Thai crafts

Water Festival 2019 – Songkran Festival in Bangkok

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