Bangkok – Most preferred New year destination in Asia

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Bangkok is the one of the most preferred New year destination in the world. In New year season aroud 4 lakhs tourists visit Bangkok according to India Today website.

History of New year celebrations in Bangkok

  1. Songkran was the official New Year until 1888, when it was switched to a fixed date of 1 April
  2. In 1940, this date was shifted to 1 January
  3. In 2001 Central World Palza was opened and the Central World avenue became one of the main hub of new year celebrations in Bangkok
  4. Thousands of people started gather around here for new year celebrations in last decade

Activities for tourists during New year in Bangkok

  1. Participate in the countdown party at Central World Avenue
  2. Party , dance and enjoy at Khao San road
  3. Sanam Luang hosts New Year’s eve, in a comparatively calm and serene manner . Witness the traditional Thai New year celebrations here
  4. Participitate in lantern festivals and bon fires in Beaches
  5. Welcome New year in one of the numerous Roof top venues

How to reach there


Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world and there are two airports in the city. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 kilometres east of Bangkok and the Don Mueang Airport located 24 kilometres to the north It is connected to Kochi, Bengalore,Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi,Kolkotta, Tokyo, Vienna, Moscow , Beijing, Paris, Hongkong, Dubai and other major cities across the world

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Pattaya ( 149 kms away)
  2. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market  (95 kms away)
  3. Safari world( 41 kms away)
  4. King Rama IX Park  (25 kms away)
  5. Maeklong railway market  ( 72 kms away)

Some hotels in Destination name for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

iSanook Bangkok

D&D Inn

Centre Point Hotel Pratunam

S31 Sukhumvit Hotel

Bangkok Palace Hotel

Ambassador Hotel

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Photo courtesy : CEphoto, Uwe Aranas or alternatively © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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