With 2019 just around the corner, welcome this New Year in South-East Asia by indulging in a myriad of experiences that this region has to offer. Here are our top 5 picks for your end of the year travel plans:
Our top 5 picks for travel this New Year in South-East Asia
Considered one of the best places in the world to ring in the New Year, join the cheery crowd in the countdown at the riverside open-air Asiatique mall accompanied by an impressive pyrotechnic display.
For a unique experience, cruise down the Chao Phraya river past Wat Arun, The Grand Palace, and Rama VIII Bridge which are brightly lit for the occasion.
You can also dance the night away on a rooftop bar or at one of the hip clubs at the Royal City Avenue. There are all-night parties, international line-up of DJs, live concerts, and more to keep you going through the night.
Ao Nang is one of the most happening beaches in all of Krabi during the New Year. Head out to any of the bars, nightclubs, or restaurants teeming with people on Ao Nang and join the midnight celebrations.
Railey beach is another cool option for this New Year in Krabi where there is a colourful display of firework. The best part is that, you can see the limestone karsts in the sea when the fireworks light up the night sky.
Phuket is renowned for its beach parties which go on until the wee hours of the following day. Party with fellow revelers and welcome the New Year in Phuket with EDM or techno music. Paradise Beach, Surin Beach and Bangla Road has a thriving nightlife especially on the 31st of December.
The beach turns into a dancefloor at Patong with a great line-up of music and disco lights fueling the night. While the streets and beaches are teeming with people making merry, the sky is full of lanterns and a display of fireworks.
For a quieter and closer to the heart experience, head to Tha Pae Gate to celebrate your New Year in Chiang Mai. As the clock strikes 12, people release thousands of paper lanterns into the sky. It is surreal to see the night sky fill up with these fiery orange lanterns. The presence of red robed monks and the nearby Buddhist Temples gives you a mystical feeling.
New Year in Bali has everything from beach clubs to a quiet mountain retreat all within this picturesque tropical island.
The beach village of Kuta is known for its party-centric atmosphere. The nightclubs here play the best tunes and rave parties are common. Not to forget the clubs in Seminyak and Canggu organizing beach parties every New Year’s Eve.
The Four Seasons Resorts in Bali are inviting guests to celebrate this New Year the Balinese way by balancing the mind and the soul. Activities organized include releasing doves, rudraksha jewelry making, crystal therapy, and a unique afternoon nap suspended in a silk cocoon.
So, what are you waiting for? Have a memorable New Years Eve in any of these 5 places and rest assured of a great time.