Perhaps the most extravagant and luxurious from many holidays, New Year’s Eve is the culmination of the Lunar year, and the time to squeeze in the last of quality time designated especially for pleasures. Just like everywhere else, most people would like to head out on the town, searching for a final fix and spend some time and money looking for something to do before the countdown. As it is, the city of Bangkok held a lot of exciting events and attractions, both for locals and international visitors looking to spend the New Year Holiday. From spectacular events featuring world-class entertainment, imported DJ’s spinning their stuff at the city’s swanky clubs and colorful countdown celebrations, to dazzling firework extravaganzas at the riverside and raunchy pole-dancers at Go-Go parties, you’ll find it all in Bangkok. Here are some tips on how you could relish those precious time of yours in Bangkok.
Like many other countries, The New Year Countdown is celebrated largely at many venues available in Bangkok, being held either privately or for public. Among those many events, the one at Central World Plaza would probably be the largest happenings in the city of Bangkok. With approximately 200,000 party goers joining the event each year, the exciting and spectacular light and sound show, live on-stage performances by popular local artists with mega LCD screens and fireworks will be a good opportunity to experience fun and bubbly part of Bangkok. Enjoy the beer garden, lucky draws and countdown with other countries around the world on large-screen projections. Do plan to arrive at the scene at least two hours before midnight, as traffic could be disastrous around the Ratchaprasong intersection, which will be closed to all car traffic after 18:00.
Or did you prefer a rather quiet countdown experience with your loved ones? Then the celebration in Sanam Luang area will be a perfect one to join. Classical dance and folk songs from the various provinces of Thailand will be performed on the historic spacious parade ground facing Thammasat University. The fireworks show along the banks of the Chao Phraya River will make the scene extra romantic and warms up the celebration atmosphere you’re desperately looking for.
If you fancy something more private and intimate, it’s a good idea to splurge on a New Year’s Eve set dinner at one of the riverside hotel restaurants or classy rooftop venues. You are not just paying only for the finest Thailand’s gourmet dining experience but also for the atmosphere that is unrivalled anywhere else in Bangkok. And when the fireworks go off at midnight, you’ll also get the best view.
In New Year Celebration, many shopping centers in Bangkok and other tourist destinations decorate their property and establishments with Christmas themed decorations. You will be amazed by the large Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and beautiful lighting up. Some of the popular places that had the most stunning Christmas Illumination include Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza and Emporium. The one at Central World is claimed to be the tallest and largest in South East Asia region. When you go spend your holiday to Bangkok, don’t miss this chance to experience firsthand the Christmas atmosphere of a tropical country.