Centara: a selection of hotels and resorts to enjoy Songkran celebrations in Thailand

While the Songkran festival is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Since last year (see our article here), Thailand has been preparing for even more spectacular celebrations in April.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, offers stays across the country. Its 95 properties cover all major Thai destinations as well as the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The Centara portfolio includes six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Boutique Collection, Centara Grand, Centara, Centara Life and COSI Hotels – offering luxury island retreats, luxury family resorts and affordable lifestyle concepts.

The excitement of Songkran in Bangkok

Thailand’s vibrant capital is an exciting place to immerse yourself in the Songkran festivities. Thousands of locals and visitors converge on major thoroughfares such as Silom Road and Khao San Road for three days of street parties.
With five hotels in Bangkok in three different categories, Centara offers the ideal places to stay and enjoy depending on what one is looking for.
To learn more, https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/destination/bangkok-hotels

Visit Chiang Mai, the spiritual soul of Songkran

The festivities there are wetter, wilder and last longer than in other parts of the kingdom. In Chiang Mai, culture lovers can get up early and give alms to Buddhist monks who walk the streets at dawn. Then when the temperatures rise, Tha Pae Gate in the Old Town is the scene of the city’s most colorful celebrations, with streets lined with food stalls and theater performances. Centara Riverside Chiang Mai Hotel is located on the banks of the Ping River. https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/destination/chiang-mai-hotels

The Thai New Year begins in Pattaya, the capital of the Thai parties

Pattaya is a 24-hour party town with an almost endless selection of bars, clubs and trendy attractions. It is therefore an exciting destination for couples or groups of friends who like to have fun and soak up the joy of Songkran. On this occasion, Beach Road is closed to traffic and transformed into a long outdoor party. Pattaya’s world-famous water parks allow families and young children to also have fun in the water and celebrate Songkran in their own way. Centara has eight properties in Pattaya, ranging from affordable hotels to themed water park resorts. https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/destination/pattaya-hotels

More family atmosphere in Phuket

For parents, Phuket is a dream destination to introduce their children to the magic of Songkran. The island’s heavenly beaches come alive with parties and live music, and many resorts host their own family activities. Wat Chalong, the most important Buddhist temple in Phuket, is the perfect setting to explore the spiritual aspects of the festival. An excursion to the Big Buddha statue located at the top of the hill promises a breathtaking view of the island and the endless Andaman Sea. Centara has seven hotels and resorts in Phuket that are spread across a wide range of categories.


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