Tourists flock to Koh Larn to escape Songkran water wars


Tourists trying to escape the mayhem that is Songkran in Pattaya spent more of their days this year on Koh Larn where they didn’t have to dodge buckets of water.

The island was the popular option for holidaymakers who preferred relaxation over water wars that started in earnest April 13. Bali Hai Pier was notably busier than in previous years with ferries and speedboats packed with tourists, particularly the Chinese who’ve supplanted Russians this year in Pattaya.

Ferries to Koh Larn were doing brisk business over the long Songkran week.Ferries to Koh Larn were doing brisk business over the long Songkran week.

Koh Larn offers beautiful scenery and cleaner beaches for people who like to snorkel, swim, sunbathe or just hang out around the area and enjoy the breeze. Restaurants and most other business vendors in Koh Larn were doing incredibly well, showing that Pattaya’s tourism was brought back to life during Songkran.

Pattaya has recently enforced safety measures at land and sea to improve security for tourists, making them feel more comfortable during their stay.

The organizations involved, including Pattaya City Hall, Banglamung District, and the Marine Department, have organized officials to stay on duty and provide service to the tourists, creating a good image for Pattaya.