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Khao San Road, a haven for Bangkok backpackers, will not be participating in water fights for this year’s Songkran festival on April 13-15.
Entertainment activities, loud music, use of power and water guns will be restricted in the area. This is in continued reverence for HM King Bhumibol’s passing in October last year, and also due to its close proximity to the Grand Palace, Phra Nakorn District Chief Supakrit Boonkhan said.
“This year’s Songkran will be on the conservative side, in line with the original tradition. We will not allow dancing, loud music playing or stage performance of any kind in public places.” the district chief explained.
Water sprinkling and the traditional merit-making activities will only be allowed, together with a Buddha image procession. The Nation reports that regular festivities will resume the following year.
Confirmed party areas for this year’s Songkran festival will be at Silom Road and RCA.
(Source: nationmultimedia.com. Photo: thaizer.com)