Sukhumvit District lies at the very heart of the capital city of Bangkok in the Kingdom of Thailand. It’s where most of the city’s shopping malls are located which are also surrounded by the high-rising hotel buildings and various food stalls for eaters who are crazily craving for authentic Thai street food. Just last month, the Tourism Authority of Thailand organized a series of parade that made the Sukhumvit Road as the venue of a colourful festival that is commonly known as the Amazing Songkran Festival. The said parade was held every Saturday evening from 5PM up to 9:30PM in aide of preparing the city for then upcoming New Year Festival. This was contrary to the previously circulating reports that the festivities would be muted in light of the death of Thailand’s former king, King Bhumibol. It was recommended that for those who wanted to participate in the said festivities, they needed stay at a hotel in Sukhumvit so they would be near the said venue. Sukhumvit District has many hotels in its vicinity which is another reason why many vacationists would flock the area especially during peak seasons and festivities.
Since April 13 of this year, the traditional water fights during the festivities were held as how Thai were used to do it in the past. According to the officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the goal of organizing the said parade along with other festivities along Sukhumvit Road and nearby roads was to share the richness of the Thai culture as the parade and the festivities themselves were able to showcased the many and essential aspects of the culture of the people of Thailand. During the said festival, the procession of the said parade started in front of the EmQuartier Shopping Mall, went to near side roads before it ended at Siam Square. As a result of the parade and other related activities, many of the major and side roads surrounding the Sukhumvit District were closed to traffic. But, authorities were able to advise, especially those who are staying at a hotel in Sukhumvit, to proper plan their travel around the city according especially during the parade.