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. Continue reading “New Year Holiday to Bangkok”
If a traveler doesn’t break government rules and regulations, the nightlife of the “city that never sleeps” is relaxed, safe and enjoyable. Bangkok features live music, cool bars, exuberant dance venues and great restaurants. Notorious places like Patpong continue to attract curious tourists to the numerous neon-lit bars, while the night markets sell clothes, souvenirs, DVDs, CDs, wrist watches and handbags, most of which are counterfeit and popular. This “City of Angels” is salt-and-peppered with a variety of places, from loud and noisy pubs, to classy jazz bars, hip hangouts and exuberant dance clubs.
The traveler can find Bangkok by night as a laid-back place to relax with a drink, enjoy a decent dinner while listening to a live jazz performance, take a dinner cruise on a traditional teak rice barge down the Chao Phraya river in the moonlight or enjoy a traditional dance performance at the Patravadi Theatre, where traditional and contemporary theatre elements are integrated into something quite unique and Thai.
The city’s night life offers scope for shopping too. Most shopping malls stay open until 9 or 10pm. Some night markets stay open until 11pm or midnight, but never later than 2am.
Although Bangkok’s nightlife is to some extent notorious, recent social order campaigns and government rules and regulations have put a bit of a clamp on things for safety. For example, nearly all restaurants, bars and clubs are now forced to close before 1am.
Bangkok by night is accessible by BTS (Skytrain) or MRT (Underground), two of the city’s transit systems.
Phuket is one place in Thailand that offers a spectacular tourism experience to everybody. Aside from the magnificent structures it gives home to and the beautiful nature it cradles, Phuket is also known for the different attractions which provide indefinite entertainment. Whether for the kids or grown-ups, there will always be something for everyone.
Phuket absorbedly take kids into consideration when it comes to entertainment. It is for this reason that the Phuket Fantasea was established.
Spectacular, exotic and grandiose – these are the most suitable adjectives to describe the Phuket Fantasea. An ultimate nighttime cultural theme park in Phuket, Thailand, it is sure to awe a lot of visitors with its unique productions and features. This 140-acre theme park is definitely stunning. It does not just entertain its visitors, it also helps in making people from around the world appreciate the glorious and rich culture of Thailand.
One amazing feature of the Phuket Fantasea is the Palace of the Elephants. It is a state-of-the-art theatre which seats 3,000 people. It is the highlight of the park for this is where a Vegas-style production is held every night. Hundreds of performers wow the audience with lively performances, supported by cutting-edge technology with sounds, lights and special effects.
Alongside the performers are a huge herd of elephants. Interestingly and surprisingly, they perform on stage as if they are dancing as well. They have colorful pieces of apparels on their bodies as they amuse the audience with their entertainment tactics.
Other features of Phuket Fantasea are the Songbird Luminarie and Tiger Jungle Adventure. There are also shopping and dining establishments around the place.
For some grown-up entertainment, tourists may visit the Simon Cabaret – a place that proves that gender is not a hindrance to providing the best kind of fun.
It cannot be denied that there are many trans-genders and cross-dressers in Phuket. Often referred to as ‘ladyboys’, they are often the source of entertainment in most night bars in the streets of the province. For those who are looking for this kind of entertainment, the Simon Cabaret is surely the best choice.
Known as one of the best entertainment attractions in Southeast Asia, the Simon Cabaret is hailed to hold the biggest transvestite show in the country. It features ladyboys whose beauties are literally at par with real women. They provide a spectacular production filled with prancing lights, booming sound and definitely magnificent sets of costumes.
The show has been operating for more than a decade and a half now. Every night it has flamboyantly satisfied the cravings of tourists who flock to the area for some world-class entertainment. The show is generally musical and it features impersonators of world-famous singers like Diana Ross and Tina Turner.
The Simon Cabaret is located along Sirirat Road, a few minutes away from the famous Patong Beach. VIP seats cost 800 Baht while regular seats are for 700 Baht. Shows are daily at 7:45PM and 9:30PM.
These are just two of the destinations which will make a trip to Phuket definitely terrific, so there should be no need for hesitation in visiting this part of Thailand. Lodging is easy anyway, because there are so many Phuket hotels to choose from