Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is the most important annual festival for Thai-Chinese communities and is very exciting with its festive atmosphere, tasty food, vibrant cultural performances and the happiness of Thai-Chinese families all celebrating together. Lunar New Year really is one of the best times to visit Thailand and is one of the best ways to experience the local Chinese culture at its liveliest.
The best place where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 in Bangkok is at Pullman Bangkok King Power. A lifestyle hotel for a truly ‘resort in the city’ experience located in the heart of Bangkok, where you can reach any famous Chinese New Year attractions easily by BTS or other public transportation in just minutes. The hotel features trendy restaurants and relaxing facilities that offer you a one-stop holiday experience without having to worry about what to do during your stay with us. Book in advance online to get the very best deals including free Wi-Fi, cash vouchers to shop at the incredible King Power Duty Free Complex next door and many other complimentary and discount benefits to enjoy.
If you are looking for where to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020, then Bangkok is one of the best places to be this festive holiday in the whole world. It truly is a lovely time in Bangkok, where different communities come together, break bread and wish each other good fortune for the year ahead. People wear red clothes for good luck and the streets and houses are decorated in bright red, with gorgeous Chinese paper lanterns hanging high above along with bright posters and Chinese calligraphy banners too, with amazing dragon dancers along the road.
So, where are the best places to go in Bangkok during Chinese New Year?
Yaowarat, Chinatown in Bangkok
The Chinese New Year is celebrated all across Thailand, but the biggest celebrations take place in Yaowarat, which is the Chinatown of Bangkok. It is one of the most popular gathering spots for this festival and major roads are cordoned off from traffic. Imagine how crowded it must get that all four lanes of Yaowarat Road must be blocked! The roads are flooded with people in red wishing each other ‘xin nian hao’ or ‘happy new year’. There’s an undeniable, infectious energy in the air during this time. There isn’t much space to breathe on these busy roads, but you’re bound to feel a sense of community and joy as you enjoy the Chinese New Year here.
Charoen Krung Street in Bangkok
If Yaowarat Road is a bit too crazy, then Charoen Krung Street in Bangkok is another place to be for a more laid back kind of celebration. If you are interested in going to a shrine during this time, Lengnoeiyi Temple and Mang Nguan Ha Shrine in front of Princess Mother Park are beautiful locations to visit.
Talad Noi in Bangkok
Talad Noi district in Bangkok celebrates the Chinese New Year in a more chilled fashion. You don’t see the large crowds of Yaowarat, but you still find the same celebratory, chirpy atmosphere here. It is home to Chow Sue Kong Shrine, which is the oldest Hokkien Chinese shrine in the city. It is a quiet neighbourhood with elaborate Chinese mansions and a definite Chinese influence is obvious.
Kudi Jeen and Khlong San in Bangkok
Kudi Jeen and Khlong San are the perfect escape from the crowded attractions like Yaowarat Chinatown and Talad Noi. It is a place to enjoy peaceful vibes without missing out on the Chinese new year parades. Kudi Jeen and Khlong San are found opposite the Grand Palace and have Bangkok’s most temples, which are dotted with age-old Chinese shrines, such as Kian Un Keng Shrine and Guan Yu Shrine.
After travelling around Bangkok taking in the Chinese New Year festivities, everyone will certainly be ready for a spectacular dining experience to complete a wonderful day. Come and feast at our Chinese New Year dinner buffet at Cuisine Unplugged, featuring sumptuous seafood and premium barbecue delights including special Chinese dishes to wish you good luck and fortune on this special holiday. From 24th – 26th January 2020, our banquet is complemented by traditional “Ang -Pao” (red envelopes) and a stunning lion dance to bring even more good fortune. Plus we are offering the super-special discount of 10% off including free-flow beverages when you book online.
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