Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Spectacular Songkran Festive Dinner

The Songkran Festival is the most striking of all the celebrations in Thailand, as it is widely observed not only in this country but also in Burma, Cambodia and Laos. Known as the Thai Traditional New Year, it is a great opportunity for merit-making through “Rod Nam Dam Hua” - pouring scented water over their elders’ hands and Buddha images - and is also a special time for Thai people to have fun with traditional music, dance, games, and of course splashing water in the streets.

In the true ‘exclusivity and fascination’ spirit, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group made a splash of their own Wednesday 13th April with its Spectacular Songkran Festive Dinner held at the fabulous Royal Cliff Beach Hotel poolside overlooking the glorious Gulf of Thailand.

Guests and local residents were taken on a journey through time as the joyful event welcomed the Thai New Year with gaiety and festivity. The evening featured a mouth-watering buffet of traditional Thai specialities and international favourites alongside superb Thai folk dance performances and of course the Royal Cliff Miss Songkran pageant.

The impressive display of the event included “Rod Nam Dam Hua”, the traditional Rum Wongse, a typical Thai dance to celebrate the Songkran, fruit carving and garland making demonstrations where guests were able to roam freely and experience true Thai traditions in a truly magical atmosphere.

Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group offers the perfect beachfront setting for any type of event with its traditional and modern Thai style furnishings, extraordinary service and the ambience of absolute luxury. The 64 acre property is home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance - all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination. For more information on up and coming events at the Royal Cliff, please visit or email

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Photo Caption: Guests are welcomed to the Spectacular Songkran Gala Dinner by the traditional ritual of Rod Nam Dam Hua.

Photo Caption: Fruit carving and garland making demonstrations at the Spectacular Royal Cliff’s Songkran Festive Dinner

Photo Caption: The Royal Cliff Miss Songkran Pageant finalists of 2011 with Mr. Joachim Grill, General Manager (far left) and Mr. Ranjith Chandrasiri, Deputy General Manager (far right) of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Photo Caption: One of Traditional Thai dances performed at the Spectacular Songkran Festive Dinner; “Fon Soa Kalasin Lam Pleon”, an ancient dance showing men taking pride over their beautiful ladies.