23 May 2024

The three-day Songkran water splashing on Khao San road was over on Monday night and left behind about 116 tonnes of garbage, mostly drinking water bottles, plastic bags, water guns, plastic buckets and traces of white clay flour, to be collected by city collectors.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt supervised about 250 city workers in the cleanup of Khao Sarn road this morning.  About 200,000 Songkran revelers were estimated to visit the area yesterday and last night, which was the last day of the Songkran celebrations there.

According to city officials, a total of 116 tonnes of garbage were collected from Khao San and its vicinity for the first three days from April 12.  The amount of garbage left behind by the revellers last night was not estimated yet.

For Silom road, about 33 tonnes of garbage were collected on April 13-14.  The number of revellers there was estimated at about 58,000 and 79,000 respectively.

As the celebrations were over in Bangkok and most of the country, the Lai Bang Saen, a unique Songkran celebration for the people in Bang Saen resort town of Chon Buri province kicked off today.

The celebration is confined to the two-km Khao Lam road, the Bang Saen beach road and Bang Saen Soi 2 which were clogged with pick-up trucks, loaded with revellers and water drums.

The Songkran celebration here will not be complete without the ritual to create sand castles on the Bang Saen beach today and tomorrow.  Several cultural activities are held on the beach.