A look at Pattaya during Songkran at night- PHOTO TOUR

Pattaya –

  Many Thai and foreign tourists visited Pattaya nightlife during Songkran, however, due to government concerns around Covid-19 spread the famous water splashing was banned this year in public.

First, as some reference:

Pattaya City police chief Kunlachart Kunlachai spoke with The Pattaya News before Songkran and made it clear-public water splashing and fights are forbidden this year during the Songkran festival, aka the Thai New Year due to Covid-19 concerns for the third year in a row.

Pattaya Police Chief warns residents and tourists: No public water splashing in the city during Songkran

The first day of the nationwide three-day Songkran (Thai New Year) festival yesterday saw heavy traffic, busy beaches, but mostly dry streets due to a ban on water splashing this year in public.

First day of Songkran in Pattaya sees heavy traffic, busy beaches, but mostly dry streets

The Pattaya News reporters visited Pattaya Walking Street last night (April 13th). Some restaurants and shops are still closed for various reasons but the street is slowly improving compared to several months prior.

However, many Thai and foreign tourists have visited the Pattaya Walking Street and Pattaya Beach. Most Pattaya business operators are happy with more income during the Songkran holidays. TPN notes, however, that Walking Street appears to be seeing slower recovery than Bangla Road in Phuket or Khaosan in Bangkok, while some parts of Pattaya like Soi Buakhao and Tree Town have seen improvement. Beaches, however, as seen below, were busy all day and night during Songkran.

Traffic has been intense around Pattaya for the past several days and is expected to stay intense through the weekend.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.