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Running, Sightseeing and Soaking up Songkran Festival in Bangkok

Bangkok is the Thai Capital and the World’s Most Visited City in 2016 for travelers, with an estimated 21.47m. Through the hustle and bustle, gigantic skyscrapers, The Grand Palace and temples, and a world-renowned floating market, Bangkok continues to attract millions of travelers from around the world.


We welcome all levels of runners to socialize, run and eat throughout Bangkok and the surrounding areas. We offer you a running and sightseeing experience accompanied by a friendly running guide.

As April is the hottest month in Thailand, are you ready to getting soaked?

Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival. The celebration is rich with symbolic traditions and the World’s Biggest Water Fight. It’s officially observed between the 13th and 15th of April (three days national holiday). Bangkok is the most popular destination to celebrate this occasion. Both international and Thai Travelers book a trip in advance to Bangkok to experience the Songkran festival. Local people visit their temple to pray and to wash their Buddha icons. Tourists can take part in the festival and enjoy one of the most colorful times of the year.

Songkran’s religiously significant side can be observed at various locations around the capital but most notably around the Grand Palace. Celebrations of the sacred kind are also held at Sanam Luang where a Buddha image is paraded through the streets amid scenes of pomp and ceremony which offer much cultural interest to the foreign visitor.

Mornings begin with merit-making. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday.

The most obvious highlight of Songkran for most people is comprised entirely of the chaos, fun and color of the water fights. The water festival will be held at Khao San Road, Silom Road and RCA in the afternoon. Bring your own buckets and carry waterproof gadgets.

And you can experience the Songkran festival by running and get the full insight from your local running guide. Greet a wonderful day by early bird running or relieve the heat and receive blessings when you are running to the Old Town (Rattankosin Island).Our guide will show you a local activities and traditional of Thai New Year’s celebrating. And don’t forget – getting wet will bring a good luck and prosperity for you the upcoming year. Soak it up!

Go Running Tours Bangkok offer Running Tours in Bangkok.

For more information on running in Bangkok, check out our complete guide and list of 2019 races.


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