:: Festival
Bangkok Songkran Festival (April 12-14)
The traditional Thai New Year is an occasion for merriment all over the city, but most notably at San am Luang, near the Grand Palace, where the revered Phra Phuttha Sihing image is displayed and bathed by devotees. In the Wisutkasat area, a Miss Songkran beauty contest is held and accompanied by merit-making and entertainment. Khao San Road, Bang Lamphu area is also one of the high-spots in the city to experience the water-throwing activities between locals and tourists.


Royal Ploughing Ceremony (May)
An ancient Brahman ritual, conducted at San am Luang, in which farmers believe is able to forecast the abundance of the next rice crop. The event is a result of a series of ceremonies that are conducted by Phraya Raek Na, portrayed by a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives who wears colourful traditional costumes. This ceremony was re-introduced in 1960 by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is considered the official commencement of the rice-growing season.
H.M. The Queen’s Birthday Celebration
(August 12)

To display their loyalty and to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the occasion of her royal birthday, the Thai people decorate their houses and public buildings. Around Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the area around the Grand Palace and other well-known locations are bedecked with coloured lights and magnificent adornments.

Trooping of the Colours (December)
Their majesties the King and Queen preside over this impressive annual event, held in the Royal Plaza near the equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn. Dressed in colourful uniforms, amid much pomp and ceremony, members of the elite Royal Guards swear allegiance to the King and march past members of the Royal Family.

H.M. The King’s Birthday Celebrations
(December 5)

H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch is well beloved and deeply respected by all Thais old and young. The occasion of his royal birthday provides his loyal subjects the opportunity to express their reverence for him. All over the country, buildings and homes are elaborated and the area around the Grand Palace is spectacularly illuminated.

:: Hotels and accommodations


Airport Sirida Bangkok Hotel :: 278 Sirida Place Bldg., Viphavadee-Rangsit Rd, Soi 3 Yak 10 Ladyao Chatuchak [(66 2) 617-7244]

Amari Airport Hotel
:: 333 Chertwudthakas Road, Moo 10, Don Muang [(66 2) 566-1020-1]

Amari Atrium Hotel :: 1880 New Petchburi Road, Bankapi [(66 2) 718-2000-1]

Amari Boulevard :: 2 Sukhumvit 5 Road., Klong Toey [(66 2) 255-2930-40]

Amari Watergate Hotel :: 847 Petchburi Road, Pratunam, Ratchathewi [(66 2) 653-9000-19]

Ambassador Hotel Bangkok The :: 171 Sukhumvit Rd, [(66 2) 254-0444]

Arnoma Hotel, The :: 99 Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan [(66 2) 255-3410]

Asia Hotel :: 296 Phayathai Road, Rajthavee, [(66 2) 215-0808]

Baiyoke Sky Hotel :: 222 Rajprarop Road, Rajthevee [(66 2) 656-3000]

Baiyoke Suite Hotel :: 130 Rajprarop Road, Rajthevee [(66 2) 255-0330-41]

Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa :: 257 Charoennakorn Road [(66 2) 476-0022]

Bangkok Palace :: 1091/336 New Petchburi Rd. [(66 2) 253-0510]

Banyan Tree Bangkok :: 21/100 South Sathon Road,Thai Wah Tower II Building,Sathon [(66 2) 679-1200]

Bel-Aire Princess Hotel :: 16 Sukhumvit Soi 5 [(66 2) 253-4300]

Centre Point Langsuan :: 60 Langsuan Soi 1, Lumpini, Prathumwan [(66 2) 657-2400-29]

Centre Point Petchburi 15 :: 6 Soi 15, Petchburi Rd., Rajtaevee [(66 2) 254-1373-7]

Centre Point Silom :: 1522/2 Soi Charoenkrung 50 Charoenkrung Rd. [(66 2) 630-6345]

Centre Point Sukhumvit 10 :: 39 Soi Sansamran, Sukhumvit 10 Rd., Klongtoey [(66 2) 653-1783]

Century Park Hotel :: 9 Ratchaprarop Road, Pratunam-Victory Monument [(66 2) 246-7800]

Chaophya Park :: 247 Rachadapisek Road, Dindang [(66 2) 290-0125]

Chaophya Park Hotel :: 247 Rachadapisek Road [(66) 2290-0125]

City Lodge :: Sukhumvit 19 [(66 2) 254-4783]

City Residence Bangkok :: 177 Rama 6 Road, Rongmuang, Pathumwan [(66 2) 613-6680-2]

Classic Place Hotel :: 1596 New Petchburi Road [(66 2) 255-4444-9]

Comfort Suites Airport Bangkok :: 88/110 Viphavadee-Rangsit Road, Don Muang, Bangkok 10210, Thailand [(66 2) 552-8921-9]

Conrad Bangkok :: All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road Bangkok, Thailand [(66 2) 690-9999]

Crowne Plaza Bangkok :: 981 Silom Road [(66 2) 238-4300]

D'Ma Pavilion Hotel :: 1091/388 New Petchburi Road [(66 2) 650-0288]

Dusit Thani :: 946 Rama IV Road [(66 2) 236-9999]

Eastin Bangkok Hotel :: 1091/343 New Petchburi Road, Makkasan, Rajthevee [(66 2) 651-7600]

Emporium Suites :: 622 Sukhumvit Rd., Klongton, Klongtoey, [(66 2) 664-9999]

First House Hotel :: 14/20-29 Petchburi 19 Ro., Soi Juldis, Phyathai, [(66 2) 254-0300-13]

Fortune Hotel :: 1,3,5,7 Fortune Town Bldg., Rachadaphisek Rd., Dindaeng [(66 2) 641-1500]

Golden Horse Hotel :: 5/1-2 Dumrongrak Rd, [(66 2) 280-1920-9]

Grand China Princess Hotel :: 215 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawong [(66 2) 224-9977]

Grand Hotel, Bangkok :: 238 Ratchadapisek Road [(66 2) 274-1515]

Grand Hyatt Erawan :: 494 Rajdamri Road [(66 2) 254-1234]

Grand Pacific Hotel :: 259 Sukhumvit Road [(662) 651-1000]

Hilton Bangkok Hotel :: 2 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan [(66 2) 253-0123]

Hotel Plaza Athenee :: Wireless Road [(66 2) 650-8800]

Imperial Impala :: 9 Sukhumvit Soi 24 [(66 2) 259-0053]