Bangkok is one of the world's best cities for celebrating! Where will you ring in the new year in the city of angels? From big hotel bashes to extravagant restaurant meals to night clubs, there are plenty of options to celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.
Skytrain to Chitlom; the whole intersection will close to traffic at 6 p.m.
Countdown at Siam ParagonThis large mall is also going to be holding a countdown party with entertainment. While it won’t be as packed and festive as the Central World plaza event, there will still be live bands and fireworks to ring in the new year. Take the Skytrain to Siam Square.
Fireworks on the RiverPick any venue along the Chao Phraya to enjoy the amazing fireworks display set for midnight. While there's no one municipal body that organizes the fireworks, many private hotels put together their own displays. The result is a phenomenal show. Most riverside luxury hotels and budget riverside hotels will have festivities planned for midnight, plus viewing areas for guests to see the fireworks. Many of these include set dinners; make sure to call ahead.
NightclubsAll of Bangkok’s nightclubs will be celebrating New Year’s Even on December 31. Bed Supperclub will be throwing a zodiac-themed party with a fashion show and set dinner. Dinner and party costs 8,400 baht; just the party costs 1,200 baht.
Khao San RoadThe whole area is going to be abuzz (buzzed and, later in the evening, a drunken mess) on December 31. Most bars will have some festivities going on but the celebrating is going to be out on the main street, too, which is always closed to traffic.
Roof Top VenuesMany of Bangkok’s rooftop bars and clubs are having parties to celebrate New Years Eve. Distil and Scirroco at Lebua at State Tower have organized extravagant events which include indulgent set menus; prices start at $700 per person! The Banyan Tree, home to Vertigo and Moon Bar, will be hosting a number of different events including an open bar celebration for $85. Check out their Facebook page.
Skytrain to Phrom Pong Station.