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SONGKRAN DRONE EXPERIENCE

THE TOURISM AUTHORITY of THAILAND Presents…

A way to see Thailand’s New Year Songkran festival like never before.

Songkran is Thailand’s New Year festival, or you might know it as Thailand’s water festival. Traditional Thai New Year takes place April 13th-15th, but in reality the whole week is taken over by a mass celebration and a momentous water fight. Wild scenes of exuberance can be seen throughout the Kingdom with music, dancing, and people drenched from head to toe.

However, Songkran it’s all fun and games. The most important of the ancient traditions of Songkran is the symbolic presence of water. In Thai culture, water is believed to purify the spirit, both cleansing the body of bad luck as well as blessing it with good fortune. During Songkran, locals pour water over Buddha statues for cleansing purposes, then collect this water and re-use it to bless village elders and family members by sprinkling it onto their shoulders.

We sent three YouTube stars to Thailand to experience Songkran firsthand, and tasked them with creating a video of their adventure using unique perspectives: by drone, with the LG G6 water-resistant phone, and of course their own equipment and creativity. See their videos below and vote on your favorite for the chance to win a GoPro Session camera! Read on to learn about all things Songkran!

  • Vote to Win!

    Vote on your favorite Songkran video for the chance to win a GoPro HERO Session camera!

    Who captured the essence of Songkran the best? Vote on your favorite video below for the chance to win a GoPro HERO Session camera for your next adventure.  The winning YouTube creator with the most votes will be awarded a trip back to Thailand and a relaxing stay at the Tubkaak Krabi Resort to unwind after this wild ride.

    Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. One entry per person, per day. Enter by June 3, 2017 8pm EDT. View Official Rules.

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Our Partners

LG G6
LG

LG Mobile
Thanks to LG Mobile for supplying our crew with the new LG G6 water-resistant mobile phones so we could get right into the action of Songkran’s wild water festivities. Take The LG G6 almost anywhere thanks to its water and dust resistant design, and 5.7″ display that puts multi-tasking in the palm of your hand.

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rarinjinda

RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort
A huge thank you to RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort for hosting us in Chiang Mai. RarinJinda is an award-winning boutique wellness resort & spa, located in the heart of Chiang Mai. We loved being able to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of Songkran activities.

Sofitel Bangkok Infinity Pool
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SO Sofitel Bangkok
Shout out to SO Sofitel Bangkok for inviting us to join in one of the most epic Songkran pool parties! SO Sofitel Bangkok is home to some of the finest experiences in Bangkok including 3 restaurants, 2 bars, and an infinity pool to die for. Plus it’s an oasis of luxury and peace, right in the heart of the city.

Tubkaak Krabi Resort
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Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort
The YouTuber with the most votes on their Songkran video will be rewarded with a trip back to Thailand and a 4-night stay at Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort.
For our fans, you can get 10% off ANY booking using special code TATSUMMER

  • Travel Packages

    Ready to book your own adventure vacation trip to Thailand? Browse these hand-selected exclusive packages from our hotel partners and tour operators.

  • Chiang Mai Wellness Retreat
    Wellness Resort Package
    RarinJinda Resort & Spa | Expires Nov 1, 2017

    Housed in a 140 year old antique Thai teak wood home, RarinJinda Wellness Spa & Onsen Resort Chiang Mai provides the calm and tranquil atmosphere you’re looking for. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your choice of wellness retreat which includes daily breakfast, daily choice of dinner set, access to the Onsen or Hydrotherapy Pool, and free yoga and aerobics classes.

    $873/ package (USD)
    Save More in Bangkok
    Hotel Discount Offer
    SO Sofitel Bangkok | Expires July 30, 2017

    Save up to 35% when you book at least 3 nights at SO Sofitel Bangkok. The longer you stay, the more you save! SO Sofitel is where world travelers go to meet their tribe of stylish socializers, and whether you’re looking to party it up in the Thai capital, or tone it down with a spa retreat, you’ll feel right at home and in your element at SO Sofitel Bangkok.

    $166 / night (USD)
    Escape to Nature Krabi
    3-night Resort Package
    Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort | Expires Aug 31, 2017

    Enjoy 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort, plus airport transfers, one hour Thai massage at L’escape spa, and a Thai set dinner at The Arundina restaurant. Tubkaak Krabi is an award-winning boutique resort featuring villa-style accommodations, nestled on secluded Tubkaek beach, and has been featured in “Unseen Thailand.”

    $513 / package (USD)
    Krabi Romantic Getaway
    4-Night Resort Package
    Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort | Expires August 31, 2017

    Enjoy 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort, plus airport transfers, 1.5 hour spa treatment, a Thai cooking class with wine, and set dinner at The Arundina restaurant. Tubkaak Krabi is an award-winning boutique resort featuring villa-style accommodations, nestled on secluded Tubkaek beach, and has been featured in “Unseen Thailand.”

    $684 / package (USD)
    Thailand Group Adventure
    10-Day Group Tour Pacakge
    Free & Easy Traveler | Expires Sept 1, 2017

    With this 10-day tour package, you’ll experience the very best that Thailand has to offer, from it’s exotic wildlife and stunning beaches to its nightlife and lush tropical rainforests. Explore Bangkok, Khao Sok National Park, and Koh Phagnan with a group of like-minded adventure travelers where heavenly white-sand beaches, constant tropical weather, and legendary parties await you.

    $990 / person (CAD)
    Bangkok Dinner Cruise
    Dinner & Champagne Cruise
    Supanniga Cruise | Expires Dec 31, 2017

    Supanniga Cruise is a brand-new 40-seat dinner cruise that will give its boarders a whole new perspective on Chao Phraya River and Bangkok. The cruise offers two exciting options: Evening Cocktail Cruise and Evening Champagne Cruise for those who would like to enjoy the sunset with drinks and snacks; or Sunset Dinner Cruise for those who would like to indulge in a 6-course dinner while enjoying a nighttime view.

    $100 / person (USD)