Entertainment Venues Close in Thailand – Time to Head to Beach?

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Entertainment Venues Close in Thailand – Time to Head to Beach?

It is confirmed: the Thai New Year, aka Songkran, which normally takes place between April 13-15 is postponed to later dates. The exact dates have not yet been confirmed.

Not only the celebrations and water splashing are postponed – the government also said that April 13–15 will be just ordinary working days. If you planned to visit Thailand to participate in Thai New Year activities, check for the new dates which will be announced later on as the situation with COVID-19 and water shortage clears up.

Besides, all entertainment venues that gather more than 50 people at the same time including Muay Thai stadiums, sport stadiums, pubs, and cinemas are subject to temporary closure from today till March, 31 or until a further notice.

Some of the tourist attractions across the country also announced they would stay closed till the end of the month – these include, among others, Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi Province. Day trips and longer excursions are being cancelled in tourists locations like Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai.

If you are visiting Thailand as a tourist right now, arguably the best strategy is to stick to the beach, preferably on the mainland. Beaches remain relatively free from crowds providing a perfect option for 'social distancing' during vacation. 

Stay healthy and do not panic. 



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