Hello all! A friend and I are planning a 2-3 week trip to Thailand, we plan to arrive in Bangkok December 27 or so. Since we are spending New Year's Eve there, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on a good place to spend the holiday. We're in our late 20s, enjoy socializing, but not neccessarily in that "crazy party" backpacker place we were in our early 20s. Still, I wouldn't mind encountering crazy festivites. I scuba dive, so woud like to make it to the islands, but also want to hike and check out other sights. Any suggestions for our itinerary would be great. Thanks!
#1 ceisel23 has been a member since 7/7/2007. Posts: 1
Bangkok has lots of options come New Years. The fireworks over the river (and across the city for that matter) are amazing -- so you may want to start the evening with a river cruise, or dinner at one of the city's many seafood restaurants. Later in the evening, Silom Soi 4 is a very popular area for its many bars attracting a mixed Thai/western crowd. Khao San Rd is another very popular area for the late-nighters.
Hope that helps