The Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai has become the hub for Songkran celebrations over the past few decades. Songkran has been tactically used as a key driver of economic development for Chiang Mai.
In 2004, this culminated in the idea of a “Mega Songkran,” designed to attract both local and foreign tourists. In 2004 and every year after, “Mega Songkran” was advertised on every Thai television channel. But of course, Songkran is not the only attraction for tourists visiting Chian Mai. Chiang Mai is the second-largest city in Thailand is a gateway to Northern Thailand and is an attractive city with a combination of bustling urban streets and untouched rural charm.
So for one the best places to experience the water fun of Songkran and to explore after the festivities, get to Chiang Mai.