Thailand April Update
Happy Songkran Thai New Year
Happy Songkran Thai New Year! Traditional Thai new year is a time in which family is honored and seniors are deeply respected. Celebrations span across Thailand and beyond between April 13-15. You can also get a taste of this enchanting festival in the U.S., from Minnesota’s Songkran Festival (May 27 & 28), Houston Asian Culture Festival (May 20 & 21), to Thai Festival Chicago (June 10 & 11).
Thailand’s Festivals & Events in April 2023
April brings lots of exciting events and festivals to Thailand. In addition to its 3-day celebratory events for Songkran Thai New Year, experience many other cultural and religious festivals throughout the month including: 3rd Muang Boran Light Fest 2023, Van Gogh Alive, Isan Creative Festival 2023, Phuket Bike Week 2023, and more.
‘Rolling Loud’ Hip-Hop Music Festival in Pattaya
The world’s top hip-hop music festival will stage its premier concert in Asia at Pattaya’s Legend Siam, April 13-15. Headliners for the 3-day festival include Travis Scott, Cardi B, and Chris Brown, along with performances by rap stars Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, and Soulja Boy.
241st Anniversary of Bangkok’s Krung Rattanakosin
The ministry of culture has announced a series of celebratory events to commemorate the 241st Anniversary of Bangkok’s Krung Rattanakosin – founder of the Rattanakosin Kingdom and the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. The opening ceremony will take place at the National Museum Bangkok and the National Theatre on April 21. Celebrations will continue through April 25, featuring cultural performances, a night museum, a retro-style food market, and a fair selling cultural products from Thailand’s 76 provinces and from Bangkok’s 50 districts.
Visiting Thailand with Kids: A Family-Friendly Guide
The summer travel season is right around the corner. Whether you’re looking to relax, learn more about Thai culture, climb a mountain, explore a cave, fly through the sky on a zipline, or meet some new elephant friends, Thailand truly has something to enthrall everyone in the family. From intricate Buddhist temples that offer a lesson in architecture and history to breathtaking national parks and beaches, Thailand’s unique alchemy is one-of-a-kind.
Traveling Solo in Thailand
From choosing your own itinerary (and changing it on a whim) to not having to worry about the responsibilities of pleasing a group, solo traveling has lots of perks. TAT compiled a guide to traveling alone in Thailand – including safety tips, destinations to explore, and excursions fit for singles.