Throngs of Tourists Arriving for Songkran Festivities in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is set to welcome a large number of tourists this coming Thursday to Sunday, as they gather to participate in the much-awaited Songkran celebrations. The province is buzzing with a variety of festivities, guaranteeing a memorable experience for all attendees.
A Diverse Selection of Activities
The event boasts an array of activities for visitors, including a traditional merit-making ritual, a coveted Songkran beauty pageant, and a ceremonial water showering of venerated Buddha statues.
Unique Tunnel Sprinklers Attracting Tourists
With Chiang Mai experiencing quite hot weather, the 50-meter long tunnel sprinklers are proving to be a major hit among tourists seeking relief from the heat.
Clean Waterways and Alleviated Congestion Measures
Concerned about the influx of visitors, provincial authorities have unveiled plans to release 1 million cubic meters of water per day from the Mae Ngat Somboon Chon dam to ensure clean waterways in the urban areas. Additionally, they are cooperating with relevant sectors to enforce restrictions on alcohol sales to guarantee the safety of all guests during Songkran.
Utilizing Technology for Crowd Management
In an effort to manage overflowing crowds, authorities are collaborating with Chiang Mai University to install security cameras around the city’s busiest attractions. This innovative technology aids in estimating the number of visitors, helping to prevent overcrowding and ensuring a safe environment. In fact, Chiang Mai is the first province in Thailand to leverage such technology in crowd management efforts.
Enhanced Security Measures
According to Chiang Mai Tourism Inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Makara Srisakulphisut, authorities have already installed security cameras at all well-known tourist hotspots throughout the city. Emergency response teams are waiting on standby, ready to address any serious incidents that may occur.
As Chiang Mai prepares for a bustling Songkran celebration, the safety and enjoyment of all visitors remain top priorities. From the diverse selection of activities to robust security measures, the province is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.