Patong Municipality and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosts Songkran on the Beach 2012 that displaying parades, shows and usual water wars at Loma Public Park and Junceylon Shopping Mall on April 12 and 13. The festival will hold on three days that will begin on Friday.
Local ceremonies will hold on some temples in Phuket Town including water blessing of Buddha statues, chant’s monks at the Buddha Mongkol Nimit Temple on Dibuk Road. Director of Phuket Office of the TAT, Bangornrat Shinaprayoon said the entertaining events planned to hold on Soi Rommanee and Thalang Road along with parades, an ‘ice street’ show and kinds of food stalls. Sarasin Bridge will be the focus of massive celebrations for both Phuket and Phang Nga residents from April 11 to April 13. There will be also boat race, other sports and attractive games.
“However bomb blasts happened in Hat Yai, Songkla and Yala provinces last month might lessen the visitors especially Malaysians,” said Ms Bangornrat. “I hoped it will not affect other tourist groups in Phuket due to this location is far away from Hat Yai.” The festival also growing a hope of increasing hotels occupancy for 70% that will result 500 million baht revenue, said her. “Currently Asians are dominating the number of our visitors, they are domestic tourists, Korean and Chinese. Australians and Europeans may be visit on their Easter holiday,” said Ms Bangornrat.
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