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09 April 2011 :: 11:04:41 am 52714

Popular Pattaya; Foreigners having Songkran festival holiday; Hotel have full booking.

Bangkok Poll identify that foreign visitors interested in joining at Pattaya for Songkran Day. And Khao San Road is still being the number one.Now, all hotel in Pattaya and the Eastern area were almost reserved.
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Research Center of Bangkok University. (Bangkok Poll) From the result of survey on the satisfaction of foreign tourists about traveling to Bangkok during Songkran festival found that 53.4 percent of foreign tourists interested in the coming up Songkran Festival, while 24.5 percent do not care about it, and 22.1 percent did not know about this festival.

The factors which most attract the tourists to join Songkran Festival is that the freely custom open and allow foreigners to join with Thai people around 26.08 percent, while another viewed about it as a tradition of practical transmission of Thailand around 18.0 percent, and somebody viewed that this is an experience of playing to relief hot atmosphere by water around 16.2 percent.

For the popular place for tourist who intend to attend for Songkran festival is Pattaya. It is still one of the four places which foreigners want to play water most. While Khao San Road is the champion for 34.6 percent. Number 2 with 22.5 percent is Chiang Mai. Number 3 with 15.7 percent is Silom Road, and 12.9 percent is Pattaya.

For this year Songkran festival in Pattaya or Wan Lai tradition at Pattaya and rice stack tradion in Pattaya of 2554 was held from April 18 to 20. This event which will begin on April 18 is the Festival on salt flow.On April 19, it will be Wan Lai Festival of Pattaya. On April 20, it will be a traditional rice stack of Pattaya which will be held in Lan Po Na Kleu Park. The event format will be a ceremony put the dry food to the Buddhist, ceremony the water, water ceremony by wishes of the elderly, Parade cars, ancient playing, and much more palying. This year festival was expected that there will be a lot of tourists both Thai and a hundred thousand foreign people come to join and play water as every year in the past. This will made at least 500 million Baht.

Mr. Thawatchai Aranyik; Deputy Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for domestic market said about an overview of activities during the Songkran festival in Thailand that They have target of the revenue about 2,000 million baht. For over the current atmosphere of Hotels of this period was particularly busy, especially Chonburi, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and the Eastern Province; it almost 100 percent of the book because it is not very far from Bangkok.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Tourism News

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