Pattaya City

Famously known for its beach resorts and colossal party scene is Pattaya, located just about 90 miles south of Bangkok. While the Songkran festival only officially lasts for three days, local Pattaya community leaders have extended the holiday, now known as the Wan Lai Festival. During this week-long festival period, intricate sand pagodas are built on the beaches, cultural performances transpire, and water fights are everywhere. The Walking Street, however, is where you will find the majority of partygoers and water fighting activities. On the final day of the festival, the Kong Khao Parade takes place to honor the Goddess of Rice, another omen for good luck in the new year. Need a little escape from the celebrations? Head to the Sanctuary of Truth, an exquisitely, intricately carved teak wood structure. Neither palace nor temple, this sanctuary is an impressive showcase of Thai virtuosity that must not be missed. Baywalk Residence – Located right on Pattaya Beach, the Baywalk Residence is also just a short distance from the lively Pattaya Walking Street. Cape Dara Resort – This 5-star beachfront resort is the perfect option for those looking for some serious R&R. Cape Dara Resort about a 15-minute drive away from Pattaya’s Walking Street, so it’s a great way to escape the pandemonium of Songkran festivities.

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