Songkran sparks water wars in Pattaya’s beachfront bars

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Water wars erupted on Pattaya’s Soi 7 and Soi 8 as Songkran festivities kicked off, transforming the beachfront bars into battlegrounds of fun and frolic.

The spirited water play of Songkran burst into life on April 10, igniting the lively bar areas along Pattaya’s Soi 7 and Soi 8. This marked the eagerly anticipated start of the annual celebration, with water barrels and water guns strategically positioned to cater to the influx of tourists flocking to the bars.

Tourists are embracing the traditional water play alongside fellow revellers, immersing themselves in the festive spirit as they enjoy their holidays during Songkran. The atmosphere crackles with excitement as visitors armed with water guns engage in spirited water fights with bar staff and fellow travellers. Groups of revellers roam the alleys, relishing refreshing splashes amidst the sweltering heat that has persisted for weeks.

In sync with the festivities, local vendors have seized the opportunity presented by Songkran, unveiling an array of water guns and waterproof pouches for sale to tourists, reported Pattaya Mail.

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Anticipation is high for these sales to generate significant income throughout the festival period, culminating in the grand Wan Lai Day (Pattaya Grand Songkran Day) on April 19.

In related news, in a sensational offer set to electrify travel enthusiasts, Thai Vietjet launched its Songkran’s Splash Deals, boasting irresistible fares starting at just 67 baht (excluding taxes and fees) across all domestic and international routes.

In other news, despite earlier announcements, the traditional water-splashing activities during the Songkran festival in Thailand will not run throughout the entire month-long celebration, according to Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, the Tourism and Sports Minister.

The minister clarified that although the festival activities were scheduled from April 1 and set to end by the month’s close, water-splashing was not part of the whole duration. Sudawan emphasised the necessity of avoiding confusion among local and international tourists.

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