Songkran is also a big Party Time for the LGBT Community, with the big G-Circuit Dance Parties taking place over the Songkran period. This year, Songkran is from Saturday 13th until Monday 15th April, with the Parties starting on Friday 12th. The G-Circuit Songkran Parties have been going for many years and attract thousands of us wanting to dance and get wet!
Silom, which is also known as the central LGBT area, is a popular place for the water fights and is great fun - but be prepared to get very wet and join in the fun! Many Locals and Tourists will be 'play water fighting' and some of the water guns are HUGE! During the day, Silom is packed with LGBT people and friends having fun in the heat, keeping cool BY spraying each other with water.
Bangkok’s most popular clubs DJ Station and G Bangkok are likely to be extra busy and for those wanting to dance and enjoy Asia’s top Circuit DJ (and a Fridae favourite), DJ Spectrum K will be at G Bangkok on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as at the Babylon Foam Party on Saturday and Monday, and the Bear Beats Party at the White Rabbit Bar on Monday.
For those going to Songkran in Bangkok this year, here are a few places that are likely to be fun to visit over Songkran:
Silom’s Soi 4 is home to many LGBT venues and hosts may LGBT-focused Restaurants. A favourite is Fork and Cork, which is at the end of the Soi and allows people to enjoy good food and drinks and watch the craziness outside! Another popular Restaurant with LGBT locals is 88 Eatery and Bar, which serves delicious Thai Fusion food and host Chef Anon is a great source of information on what’s going on.