Are you all excited for New Year 2019? If yes, let me double you excitement. And if not, let me make you excited. Thailand has waived the visa-on-arrival fee from 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019 for tourists staying in the country for a maximum of 15 days.
The countries that are exempted from paying visa-on-arrival fees are
- Papua New Guinea
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
So pack your bags for one of the most happening countries in the world for a fantastic New Year blast. Here’s a list of the amazing parties in Thailand that will make your New Year 2018’s eve an absolutely thrilling and unforgettable experience.
5 Most Happening New Year Parties in Thailand
The Bangkok Countdown
Those who have been to the Bangkok Countdown will nod their heads in agreement that it is the best party to celebrate New Year in the whole of Thailand. Not just in Thailand but it is also one of the best new year parties in the world; the Bangkok Countdown is considered to be the 7th best place for new year’s celebration across the globe.
Worldwide broadcasts, high-energy concerts, magical fireworks, and pyro artworks make it an extremely happening and exciting event to welcome the New Year in full enthusiasm.
When: From around 6:30 pm to after midnight.
Where: Central World
Full Moon Party, Ko Phangan
Revelers from all over the world flock to Ko Phangan at the Haad Rin beach to take part in the best ever new year’s celebrations. The full moon party is at its craziest on New Year’s eve. The drinking, eating and partying goes on in repeat until the first sunrise of the New Year.
Best music, live DJs, alcohol buckets, fire skipping ropes, paints, fire shows, and colours make it an enthralling experience.
When: From evening till the New Year’s sunrise
Where: Haad Rin Beach
Street Party at Khao San Road, Bangkok
The Street Party at Khao San Road attracts all party animals from all around the world. This place is brimming with backpacking youngsters, restaurants, and street bars.
Live music, drinks, street dancing, and diverse crowd make it a wonderful place to be for New Year’s celebrations.
Want a peaceful New Year?
If too much noise and crowd bothers you, you can go to Sanam Luang, the Royal Plaza where the arrival of New Year is celebrated with prayers and releasing vibrant hot air lanterns in the sky.
Party on the banks of Ping River
Join in the New Year’s riverside madness on the eastern banks on the Ping river in the city of Chiang Mai. There are also some outstanding restaurants and bars if you want to taste the flavours of Thailand while enjoying soothing music.
Indulge in the musical New Year’s celebration with solo gigs, bands, fusion and many brilliant music performances for a memorable experience.
Where: Chiang Mai
A Lit Celebration at Chiang Mai Road
The Lanterns and Lights event in Chiang Mai is a perfect place for both the party animals and the people who are not-so-much-into partying. The lanterns released at night just as the clock strikes 12 is a breathtaking sight to watch.
Live music performances, fireworks, and colourful lanterns floating in the sky make it an absolutely soul captivating experience. It’s a beautiful way to welcome New Year.
Where: Ground Zero, Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai
Let the countdown begin.