Singapore, Singapore (PressExposure) May 23, 2011 -- The ideal place to spend some quality time with your loved ones this summer would be by picking the right Bangkok accommodation and with the varied choices one has, this exotic holiday paradise offers a mélange of the best places to stay. The capital of Thailand is a happening place during the month of April through September with a whole bunch of events planned to cater to the entertainment needs of a travelling family.
It is advisable to book one's Bangkok accommodation in advance during the Thai New Year, also known as the Songkran Festival, which is celebrated between 13 and 15 April every year in order to coincide with the New Year day of many south Asian calendars. The length of the festival varies for different cities but they all begin on the same day. The main festivities of the Songkran Day is marked by the splashing of water by friends, family and possibly every person you might come across during the festival. This practice is a form of paying your respect to the people as the origin of the festival involved the washing of Buddha's feet and collecting the water which was used to splash on the shoulders of elders and family members. However, the throwing of water these days is done in good spirit and comes as a respite to the locals as well as tourists during a relatively hotter month of April.
Besides the Thai New Year, the locals of Bangkok also celebrate, with the same vigor, the beginning of another Chinese New Year. The day is decided on the basis of the lunar calendar and usually takes place during January or February. The entire Chinatown area goes on a hyperactive mode with everyone celebrating at really high spirits. The Yaowarat Road is closed during the festivities as several street activities, food fairs, lion dances and many other thrilling activities swamp the place with thousands of people participating. Most of the Bangkok accommodation is booked during this period but a booking done prior might prove to be ideal and cost effective as well. Occasionally, the Royal Family of Thailand is represented by one of the family members who take part in the celebrations. You might want to visit the Thien Fa Foundation temple which is the best temple to visit during this period as most of the temples are flocked with devotees coming over to pray on the first day of the New Year.
Other notable festivals of Thailand include the Mooncake Festival and the Vegetarian Festival marked by the eating of mooncakes and non-meat food items respectively. Bangkok usually has a variety of accommodation options supplementing all kinds of budgets. From dormitory beds to the 5 star hotel service, Bangkok accommodation has it all.