Thailand gears up for New Year celebrations amidst civil unrest

Published on : Wednesday, December 11, 2013

THAILANDThe New Year’s Eve Countdown in Thailand has gained tremendous popularity and many revelers from across the world flock to this vibrant country to ring in the New Year.
Bangkok, Thailand’s most vibrant city definitely leads the way for hedonistic New Year’s Eve celebrations with a wide variety of events catering to all tastes and the city is known worldwide for its exciting shopping and entertainment venues, restaurants, nightclubs and parties.
The biggest countdown event in Bangkok happens in front of Central World Square. With several hundred thousand revelers expected to attend, this is where it’ll be happening! Leave the old year behind and welcome the new one with friends and family, spectacular light and sound shows and live on-stage performances by popular local artists. Enjoy the beer garden, lucky draws and countdown with other countries around the world on large-screen projections.
In case you are looking for something slightly different, you could plan to bring in the New Year in Thailand’s magnificent city of Chiang Mai. This city hosts several mini-concerts by famous artists, cultural shows and of course, the famous Countdown. Its beautiful neighbour, Chiang Rai also follows suit. However, it is the traditional celebration that everyone looks forward to, when thousands of lanterns are sent off into the sky like countless hovering stars, carrying New Years Eve wishes with them. Party goers will be spilling out onto the streets to witness this stunning tradition and the fireworks to follow at midnight.
The festive beach resort of Pattaya starts its celebrations much earlier. It will be launched by the Christmas tree lighting the evening before Christmas Day, which is said to be the most significant in Thailand. The lighting is accompanied by a magnificent fireworks display and the first of several concerts on a big stage. After the opening night festivities, there are a variety of entertainment features every night, beginning at 8pm and lasting until midnight. The excitement will build over the week to reach a crescendo on New Year’s Eve 2014 in Pattaya with a series of outstanding music performances, ending with the area’s biggest fireworks display of the year. Countdown by the beaches of Koh Samet & Rayong can be done .
The colorful Phuket plays host to various festivities throughout but it really comes to life during New Year Celebrations. There are several beach parties with a big spread of gourmet food, free-flow drinks and wine and great music by guest DJs. You can also witness a dazzling array of fireworks to welcome the New Year. Krabi & Koh Samui romance beach resorts you shouldn’t miss either.
As 2013 winds down, and you toast the New Year as fireworks light up the sky, you will be only be fascinated with Thailand’s limitless revelry and high spirits.

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