Songkran is expected to generate more than 200 million baht for Pattaya, giving the city one last hurrah before the onset of low season.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office Director Suladda Sarutilavan said April 6 that Pattaya and Chonburi top the list of destinations for tourists traveling for the Thai New Year, April 11-19, thanks to their many attractions and convenient location.
Chonburi is packed with activities, including a Buddha relics parade in Pattaya, the sand pagoda activities in Bangsaen, rice piling activities and the water festival in Bangsaen, Naklua and Pattaya.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office Director Suladda Sarutilavan said that Pattaya and Chonburi top the list of destinations for tourists traveling for the Thai New Year.
Pattaya’s big day will be April 19 when authorities will close Beach Road so people can enjoy the water fight. Many businesses will put on concerts throughout the festival as well.
According to the TAT database, about 70 percent of tourists will be in Pattaya and the surrounding areas, which means that at least 200 million baht is expected to be generated during Songkran. (TAT Pattaya)