Bangkok voted best city to celebrate Songkran

Bangkok, 10 April, 2014 – Bangkok has been named as the most affordable destination in Thailand to celebrate the Thai New Year (Songkran), according to TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Songkran 2014 survey.

TAT-Songkran-2014_04-500x300The study, which took place during 25 March – 2 April, 2014, compared the travel expenses that could incur during the trip to celebrate in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket.

Bangkok was singled out as the most affordable destination for a day out and an overnight stay during Songkran period with a total average spending of 3,357.56 baht per day. It would cost 5,154.06 baht a day to enjoy a day out and an overnight stay during Songkran in Phuket.

The estimated expenditure per day is based from a calculation of the combined cost of a night’s accommodation in a 4-4.5 star hotel, a hearty meal with a bottle of beer, a water gun and a water bucket to join in the Songkran festivities, a taxi transfer for 10km. and a 1-hour foot massage.

The study based its calculation with the nightly rate in a 4-4.5 start hotel in Bangkok at 2,684.22 baht, followed by Pattaya at 3,019.19 baht, Chiang Mai at 3,810.26 baht and Phuket at 4,438.72 baht. It based a cost of a 1-hour foot massage in Chiang Mai at 200 baht, Phuket at 283.33 baht, Bangkok at 326.67 baht and Pattaya at 366.67 baht.

Source: tatnews.org

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