We are currently on a RTW trip and are heading to SEA. This will be our first time in Thailand. My younger brother is flying out to spend the holidays with us and it is his first time abroad at all. He will be in for Christmas through the new year. We are really stuck on what to do for New years and are looking for a little advice. We would like to stick around the Bangkok area (4-5 hours). We are down for a party but not a stupid cluster*&$% like the full moon parties. We were looking at Koh Samet as it fits our plan pretty well but are afraid it may be dead. Any opinions would be great!
A little about us. 20 somethings, American, 2 guys and a girl.
#1 sabenemmons has been a member since 1/12/2009. Posts: 1
Ko Samet will most likely be heaving for New Years -- but could still be a good spot (assumming you can find a decent room). Another option (if you're not fussed about being on an island), could be Kanchanaburi -- but really depends a bit on your interests. there will be celebrations al over the country, so not too big a deal in that regard.
#3 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,800
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I think Ko Samet will be anything but dead. In fact, I'm guessing it will be so busy that you won't be able to find a decent room at a decent price and that transport to/from the island will be overflowing.
Kanchanaburi is a good alternative, just as Somtam suggests. Ayutthaya is another good choice not too far from Bangkok but that should still have good celebrations. Bangkok will be jamming as well, and given the limited number of days you have available and the difficulty getting transportation over the New Year's holiday, I'd considering staying there too. Cheers.
what's a typical NYE like in thailand?
#6 damo has been a member since 9/11/2009. Posts: 14