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Bangkok Thailand for New Years - need ideas of where to go

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1. Posted by dunning (Inactive 5 posts) 7y

I will be in thailand on December 26th to january 6th. My and my Fiance plan to stay in Bangkok for New years. Do they have fireworks, where is a good place to watch them or to have a great evening out on that day leading to midnight.

Also we plan on heading to Chang Mai the next day. What is a great place to stay and what should we visit. We would like to do some adventure trekking and see some great sights. We don't want to spend alot of money on hotels, we want to live as a normal as possible and be near the action and things to do.

Also, what is the best way to travel from Bangkok to Chang Mai.

Thanks for any info you can give me!

2. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

Head to Central World - they got a great huge beer garden and shows etc....

3. Posted by ozzie b (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

best way to chaig mai is by plane the train is a headache sitting on the boiling hot train for 12 hours and its only like 400
/500 bht cheaper

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 7y

Quoting dunning

I will be in thailand on December 26th to january 6th. My and my Fiance plan to stay in Bangkok for New years. Do they have fireworks, where is a good place to watch them or to have a great evening out on that day leading to midnight.

Also we plan on heading to Chang Mai the next day. What is a great place to stay and what should we visit. We would like to do some adventure trekking and see some great sights. We don't want to spend alot of money on hotels, we want to live as a normal as possible and be near the action and things to do.

Also, what is the best way to travel from Bangkok to Chang Mai.

Thanks for any info you can give me!

When you need a hotel recommendation always mention how much you want to pay per night, for Thailand a baht figure. Cheap, middle priced or economy doesn't mean the same to everyone. My advice is to get a hotel near the Skytrain. The Skytrain is an overhead rail service that can take you to many popular areas in Bangkok.

Some hotels may have a New Years Party that you must also pay for as part of your hotel fee. Some pubs and nightclubs may have some parties too!

Some links you might want to look over.

http://www.bangkok.com/whats-on-events/new-years-eve-in-bangkok.html
http://www.worldeventsguide.com/event/1859/Bangkok-Thailand/Bangkok-New-Year-Countdown.html

Here some hotels you might want to look over, without knowing how much you want to spend these suggestions are sort of a shotgun approach.

http://bangkokcityhotels.com/hotelsnearbtstations/index.html
http://www.hotelthailand.com/bangkok/bangkok_bts.html

Asia Hotel is right on a Skytrain stop and near shopping on Phetchaburi Road. This is in a mostly no bar area.
http://www.asiahotel.co.th/asia_bangkok.htm

Swiss Park is not far from the Nana Skytrain stop, easy walk to restaurants, travel agencies for flights and tours, malls, bars and street vendors.
http://www.swissparkhotelbangkok.com/

Here is a hostel, sometimes fully booked though! SUK 11 Hostel. (Not far from the Swiss Park Hotel.)
http://www.suk11.com/

If you are really young you might want to stay in the Khao San Road area with other younger travelers. No Skytrain in that area.
http://www.sawasdee-hotels.com/index.html

For Chiang Mai I have used this place 3 or 4 times. Montri Hotel. Easy walk to internet shops, Seven Eleven Stores, cooking schools, restaurants, travel agencies for tours and treks. Not a long walk to the night market. Across from Thapae Gate where there is a flea market every couple days.
http://www.hotelthailand.com/chiangmai/montri/

For travel to Chiang Mai you can of course fly. My preference is the sleeper train. This saves you paying for another night in a hotel in Thailand. The train arrives in Chiang Mai early in the morning giving you a full day there. Book the sleeper days ahead of time to guarantee a sleeper berth. The Skytrain can take you to the Asok stop, at that stop you can connect with the subway to get to the train station. Or take a meter taxi and only pay the meter charge!

Good luck.

5. Posted by ollyfly (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

If you are going to Chiang Mai I would suggest Suriwongse Hotel.It is near the night market and not expensive.I booked online at the site below
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Chiang mai is alot quieter than Bangkok and I enjoyed the change of pace.

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