Hanuman World, Phuket, songkran, Thrill, Zipline

Songkran: The Best & Vibrant Water Festival

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If are you looking for an unforgettable way to experience Thailand’s famous Songkran water festival, then look no further than Hanuman World in Phuket. This unique cultural theme park pulls out all the stops for its Songkran celebrations, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the festivities like nowhere else.

Songkran, also known as the Thai New Year, is celebrated every year from April 13th to 15th. While water fights and splashing take place across the entire country, here at Hanuman World we bring the traditions of Songkran to life in spectacular fashion. The park transforms into a vibrant traditional wonderland, with festivities that both honor ancient customs and put a thrilling modern spin on the aquatic antics. Not so much water, but there will be a lot of sweat that you will endure on the trail to Zipline, Roller Zipline, Luge, and Skywalk.

Songkran fun

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by elaborately decorated spaces adorned with colorful Sai Sin cloths, banana tree trunk cones, flowers, Buddha images, and other symbolic elements central to Songkran. Wander through the park and you’ll come across Songkran camps set up by different Thai provinces, each showcasing their region’s unique way of celebrating the new year. From traditional dances and music to arts, crafts, and culinary specialties, it’s a fascinating glimpse into Thailand’s diverse cultures.

But of course, the real highlight is the epic water battle that rages across Hanuman World. Roving groups armed with water guns, buckets, hoses, and any container capable of holding liquid wage good-natured aquatic combat throughout the park. Even the park’s resident mascot, the mischievous Nung Neng, gets in on the action, delighting visitors young and old with whimsical water antics. The splashing reaches a feverish crescendo during designated “rampage” times when the entire park erupts into an all-out water warzone. It’s impossible not to get soaked to the skin – which is all part of the fun!

Songkran Roller Fun

For a break from the water madness, duck into Hanuman World’s entertainment zones which host cultural performances, games, and activities centered around Songkran folklore. Learn the symbolism and traditions behind the new year rituals like rod nam dumpster (a water pouring ceremony), or join in celebratory dances. You can even get a spiritual Song Kran blessing by having water gently poured over you, a gesture meant to bestow good luck and wash away any misfortunes from the past year.

When you need to dry off and refuel, Hanuman World has an array of delicious Thai street food vendors offering refreshing treats like iced tea, rambutan, mango sticky rice, and flavorful curries. The idyllic tropical setting, complete with lush gardens and serene ponds, provides a picturesque backdrop for enjoying an authentic Thai snack or meal.

Songkran Skywalk fun

Songkran at Hanuman World appeals to all ages and is the ultimate way to experience the famous water festival in a safe, family-friendly environment. The park’s epic water battles juxtaposed with immersive cultural activities and gorgeous Thai aesthetics make it a memorable celebration you won’t find anywhere else. Just be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting drenched in – the water antics are completely unavoidable! It’s a splish-splashing good time that embodies the spirit of Songkran revelry.