Songkran Festival in Thailand

Every year in April is when Thais prepare for their largest celebration in the country — Songkran! For those who don’t know, it is the equivalent of New Years for Thais. Songkran is on the 13 April every year, but the holiday period extends from 14 to 15 April. In 2018 the Thai cabinet extended the festival nationwide to five days, 12–16 April, to enable citizens to travel home for the holiday.

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Travel Guide to Koh Kret Island in Nonthaburi, Thailand

Thai woman pushing fruit cart through Koh Kret Market

Koh Kret Island in Nonthaburi is a great day-trip from Bangkok for those who want to check out real old school Thai life and escape the very packed touristy areas while being in a place also tourist friendly.

It’s a small community and home to many Thai pottery shops, temples, and a few piers that you an visit to soak up the views of the Chao Praya River. Koh Kret is easily accessible by a short ferry ride over the river and only cost 2-5 bahts each way, depending on the time of day you decide to go. It’s well worth the visit when you’re in Bangkok.

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