Splash into Songkran: Essential Items for the Celebration

Welcome to the ultimate guide for celebrating Songkran, the vibrant Thai New Year festival! Songkran is a time of joy, renewal, and lots of water splashing. Whether you're a seasoned reveler or experiencing Songkran for the first time, having the right essentials can make all the difference. If you're planning a trip to Thailand during Songkran, let Tour East introduce these must-have items to ensure a memorable and enjoyable celebration. Let's dive in! 

1. Water Gun:

No Songkran celebration is complete without the iconic water gun. Symbolizing the cleansing and renewal of the New Year, water guns are essential for joining in the playful water fights that take over the streets during the festival. 


2. Waterproof Bag or Pouch: 

Protect your valuables from water splashes with a reliable waterproof bag or pouch. Keep your phone, wallet, and keys safe while you immerse yourself in the festivities without worry. 

3. Waterproof Sunscreen: 

With Songkran falling during the hottest time of the year in Thailand, don't forget to lather on waterproof sunscreen to shield your skin from the sun's rays while you're out enjoying the water activities. 

4. Waterproof Phone Case: 

Capture all the fun moments of Songkran without risking water damage to your phone. Invest in a waterproof phone case to snap photos and videos with peace of mind. 

5. Dry Clothes: 

Pack a change of clothes in a waterproof bag to stay comfortable throughout the day. Embrace the water splashes knowing you have dry clothes waiting for you when needed. 

6. Waterproof Sandals or Flip-Flops: 

Navigating the wet and slippery streets of Songkran calls for waterproof footwear that dries quickly. Opt for sandals or flip-flops to keep your feet comfortable and secure. 

7. Snacks and Water: 

Stay hydrated and fueled for the festivities by carrying water and some light snacks with you. Keep your energy levels up as you join in the lively celebrations. 

8. Water-Resistant Camera: 

Capture the magic of Songkran with stunning photos and videos using a water-resistant camera or action camera. Don't miss out on preserving the memories of this joyous occasion. 

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9. Embrace Local Symbols: 

You don't need traditional Thai dress, but consider wearing local symbols like floral shirts, elephant pants or Muay Thai shorts. They add authenticity to your Songkran experience while embracing Thai culture in a simple yet meaningful way. 

10. Good Vibes and a Playful Spirit: 

Above all, bring along a positive attitude and a playful spirit to fully enjoy the Songkran experience. Embrace the laughter, joy, and camaraderie as you celebrate with friends and family. 


With these essential items in tow, you're well-equipped to dive into the vibrant celebration of Songkran. From water fights to cultural performances, immerse yourself in the spirit of the Thai New Year and create lasting memories filled with laughter and joy. And if you're planning your Songkran adventure with Tour East, rest assured that you'll be fully prepared to make the most of this incredible festival. Happy Songkran! 

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