Thailand has always welcomed tourists and guests all through the year. New Year is one of the most celebrated Thai festivals & events in the entire calendar. With several classical options such as rooftop bars serving multi-cuisine dishes and Champagne. There are endless family destinations such as Asiatique, which is a night market and one of the popular spots in Thailand. For all the night lovers who are looking forward to dance all the night away, check out the clubs on Sukhumvit 11, RCA, and Khao San Road. There are international DJs spinning local and international music till wee hours in the morning. There are local restaurants and bars which offer super discounts and deals during New Year’s Eve which gives you affordable options to celebrate New Year with your family & friends. Get set to experience an amazing and spectacular celebration during your Thailand holidays.
Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok
A perfect family shopping destination. Get the experience of a night bazaar and a mall by the river. This was once a bustling international trade port which has taken a complete transformation. It is now home to around 1500 boutiques and 40 restaurants under a massive replica warehouse complex. There are endless choices available at your disposal and you are sure to pick up something for yourself or your loved ones. Apart from this, there are entertainment shows which are performed every night. Some of the popular ones are Calypso ladyboy cabaret and a classical Thai puppets performance. Each warehouse is separated by a wide street and the Asiatique offers retro props for several click moments i.e. a push cart, anchors, and a reproduction tram car. The area is so well-planned, clean, and spacious that its lack of history or heritage is covered by the wonderful décor. Open from 5pm to midnight, the bazaar is located at Chareonkrung Soi 74-76. The fastest and the easiest way to reach there is via boat. The boat services are available until 11pm. It is recommended that you do not take a taxi as the traffic congestion can be terrible at times. One of the best-recommended places for a Thai New Year Celebration.
Bangkok can boast of having more rooftop bars than most of the major cities in the world. Sit back and relax with your loved ones and soak in the extravaganza of the New Year celebrations late into the night on top of one of the high-rise buildings as the lights lit up the city below. There is something special out there in the rooftop bars in Bangkok on New Year’s Eve. It could be the ambiance, the crowd, the food & beverages served, the classical service – they just continue to impress again and again. Many rooftop bars in Bangkok do not have a dress code, so you are free to indulge in any comfortable wear you like. Some of the popular and happening rooftop bars where you can be a part of the dazzling New Year celebrations in Bangkok are Vertigo and Moon Bar – located on the 61st Floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, Sky Bar – located on the 63rd Floor of the Lebua at State Tower Riverside, Octave Rooftop Bar – located on the 45th Floor of the Marriott 57 Hotel, Park Society – located on the 29th Floor of the Sofitel So on Sathorn, Three Sixty – located on the 32nd Floor of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Riverside. Catch the best seat in the house to get an amazing view of the fireworks display as the clock strikes midnight.
Loy Nava River Cruise
As the clock strikes 10:15pm, a special cruise departs for guests and travelers as they ride on the Chao Praya river. Definitely, one of the most romantic rides you can indulge in with the Wat Arun and Rama VIII bridges and the Grand Palace glowing in the spotlights. On top of that, when you are served a ten-course Thai dinner, an exclusive bottle served per couple, and other party flavors. Add a first-class royal hospitality experience which every guest on the cruise receives. The New Year celebration is bound to be special and worth remembering. This beautiful ride on the Loy Nava is one of the best ways to indulge in a luxurious, classic and elegant style of celebrating with your loved ones. The cruise runs on till 2:30am in the morning.
The Royal City Avenue
If you are a party lover and are searching for a destination where you can club and dancing all night, you don’t need to look beyond the RCA. RCA has been officially termed as the epicenter of Bangkok nightlife where you can be assured of being part of one of the best happening parties in town. A short street where you can expect the party to never stop. The new year celebrations are special and are taken one level higher. There are over a dozen nightclubs on the street. ID cards is a strict policy which many clubs adhere to and the clubs stamp the guest’s hand to allow them to pop in and out of several places all through the night. A perfect destination to experience a fusion mix of live music, pop, R and B, or any international classic. You can expect a fun-loving, young and an energetic crowd who love to party. Some of the popular destinations in the RCA are Slim and Route 66. They are fully packed and rammed to full capacity even on weekdays.
Central World Bangkok
This is, in fact, the largest mall in Thailand and one of the largest malls in the world. A gigantic shopping destination which is approximately occupying an area of approximately 550,000 square meters’ retail space and covering a total area of 830,000 square meters. It is home to more than 500 stores, Kids’ Zone and Learning Center, 100 cafes and restaurants, a trendy food court, an expansive supermarket, and 15 cinema houses, etc. It also has direct access through a Skytrain (BTS) to two popular shrines, Trimurti Shrine and Erawan Shrine. Time is surely going to fly as you set to explore the place. A mega-shopping complex which offers a unique and priceless shopping experience in the city of Bangkok. There is everything you need to fulfill your shopping cravings and desires – be it clothing boutiques, latest electronic gadgets, bookshops, imported groceries, designer furniture, funky fashion accessories, beauty salons and spas, an ice-skating rink, and delicious mouth-savoring places to grab some Thai delicacies, etc.
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