Pattaya celebrate Songkran a week later than the rest of the country. The festival is officially called Wanlai and starts from Naklua to the Jomtien. Residents turn out for a parade of Buddha images for image bathing ceremony.
Resort and residents in the beachside of Bangsaen down to North Pattaya, about 20 km long, will be crowned with a grand competition to build more than 100 sand pagodas on the beach. Monks receive alms from residents at a beachside venue. Once the ceremonies are over beach sport competitions begin with a riot of water splashing between spectators.