Songkran in the Eastern Region
Sand Pagoda Ceremony on Lai Day, Bangsaen District, Chon Buri
Date: 16 – 17 April 2017
Venue: Bangsaen beach, Muang Sub-district, Chon Buri
This charming event celebrates not only Songkran but the gorgeous natural sand of the district. People of the Sansuk district flock to Bangsaen beach to build sand pagodas in a tradition known locally as ‘Tam Bun Wan Lai’. It sees the local people come and celebrate together with activities such as sea boxing, pagoda competitions. As well as the sand pagodas, other amazing sculptures are made during the festival using the sand on the beach with many teams working all night to create unique pieces of art such as dragons, historical tableaus, elephants and amusing scenes. There is also a competition to choose the best sculpture before the sand is returned to its natural state.
For more information contact TAT Chon Buri Office: Tel. +66 3842 7667, +66 3842 8750, +66 3842 3990
Pattaya City and Chon Buri
Date: 16-17 April, 2017
Venue: Phra Puttha Sihing Hall in Chon Buri, Sri Chang Island, Bang Phra Beach, Sattahip District, Pattaya Beach – North, Central, and South, Lan Bodhi (Na Glue) Park and Sri Racha District Park.
Songkran is always a big event in the coastal city of Pattaya where people come from around the world to party. Songkran in the Chonburi region is sometimes known as Wan Lai and officially takes place on 19 April. But the street parties and water play tend to go on for several days and people come from all over the kingdom to join in. The local temples are all open for people to pay respects to the Buddha images and build sand pagodas, but in Pattaya it tends to be the fun and water splashing side of the event that comes to the fore so expect to get very wet.
For more information, contact TAT Pattaya Office: Tel. +66 3842 7667, +66 3842 8750, +66 3842 3990
Map of Songkran Pattaya Chon Buri