Need a short and inexpensive gateway? Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering superb holiday hotel deals in Thailand to celebrate Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year and one of the country’s most anticipated annual events.
What started as a discreet and modest celebration has turned into an event that fills the streets of most major Thai towns and cities. Time spent with family and visits to auspicious temples are still an essential part of the event for most Thais, but exciting street parties and over-the-top water fights with thousands of revellers have become the most visible part of the celebration.
Visitors are welcome to join the fun, but prepare to get wet and even messy – those walking in or even near a party area will find it impossible to stay dry. On top of this, Thais will often rub white paste onto cheeks and into hair of strangers while saying “Sawa Dee Pee Mai!” (Happy New Year!) before moving on to the next person.
This year Agoda.com is offering superb hotel deals in six of the most popular Songkran destinations around the country: Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai, and Krabi. Visit the special landing page at www.agoda.com/songkran2014 to see featured hotels in some of Thailand’s most popular Songkran destinations. Have fun!