Am travelling to South-East Asia in Dec-Jan, so will be in the region for Christmas and New Years. Was thinking that Cambodia looks the most interesting and appealing based on touristy attractions and beaches, as well as value for money. Was wondering people's opinion in regards to where spend New Years in Cambodia?
Cambodia does offer good value for your money, but it is hardly a happening place for NYE. Sihanoukville is a decent beach option and Angkor Wat is a 'must see', but it is not the place to be for New Year.
I vote you get over to Pattaya Thailand for a real NYE blow-out. The really know how to throw a party.
No offence but don't bother with Pattaya if you want to feel like you are in Asia. It's a rubbish place full of drunk chavs getting drunk and throwing up in the street.
If you want touristy then thailand is better then cambodia...but cambodia is amazing. I have never been to the beaches there but you do have a lot of options in thailand. I would agree on avoiding pattaya. You could easily look up different thai islands to find what your looking for. Some are big party islands and some have a more land back feeling but im sure new years will be a party at most of the islands on the backpacker trail