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NYE 2009-2010 In Thailand

  • virusvaleria

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    We are off to Sth East Asia for 4 weeks and we're gonna be in thailand during NYE.

    Whats a good celebration spot?

    We were thinkin either Bangkok or Phuket

    #1 Posted: 16/7/2009 - 10:23

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  • BruceMoon

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    VV

    NYE is a western concept. The Thai celebrate New Year in April.

    So, any partying to be had is solely for western tourists.

    However, the Thai do celebrate the Full Moon (often with a party). The full moon this your coincides with New years Day, so there will be some fun places. Go look:

    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/thailand/6210_ko-pha-ngan-nye-2009-2010-full-moon-party

    and

    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/thailand/6906_help----koh-phangan-accommodation-full-moon-party

    and

    http://www.travelfish.org/feature/45

    Aside from this, elsewhere on Travelfish, contributors have made mention of other locations in Thailand that hold full moon parties. Type full moon party into the Search Travelfish box up in the grey area up top and go for it.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 16/7/2009 - 11:54

  • MADMAC

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    "NYE is a western concept. The Thai celebrate New Year in April.

    So, any partying to be had is solely for western tourists."

    Bruce, I don't want to bum you out, but the world is changing dude. This is no longer true. Thais celebrate the New Year. In Mukdahan we have a huge fire works deisplay, there are parties all over town, everyone gets drunk... it's just like back home. And as you know, we have no tourists here and damn few expats.

    VV, I guess it depends on tastes. If there is some special acvitity you enjoy (for me it's salsa - so I would go dancing in Bangkok) well every activity can be found in Bangkok.

    Pattaya is a party town - but on the dark side of the force.

    Phuket gets big points for being romantic.

    Guess it depends on what you're looking for.

    #3 Posted: 16/7/2009 - 13:21

  • BruceMoon

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    John

    Apologies...

    I figured there to be a difference between having a party (the Thai don't need a reason for that) and New Year.

    Learning all the time...

    Cheers

    #4 Posted: 16/7/2009 - 13:56

  • MADMAC

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    Nope, no difference. They are using our calender more and more now anyway. Last New Years two of my Thai dancers gave me a kiss and asked me what my New Yearts resolution was going to be... it's a holiday they are largely adopting - because they like a good excuse to party.

    The bottom line is New Years here feels like New Years in Germany did... but it's not as cold out. So the poster will have no problem finding places for a New Years celebration even outside the tourist spots.

    #5 Posted: 16/7/2009 - 15:24

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