Thailand will countdown the new year in spectacular fashion this year, in Bangkok as well as four emerging tourism provinces in Chiang Rai, Nakhon Phanom, Ratchaburi and Satun.
Spectacular fireworks and music and dance performances celebrating Thailand’s rich and diverse cultural heritage will be held at the following locations:
- Bangkok: ICONSIAM, the glittering new shopping, entertainment and educational complex on the Chao Phraya River, the River of Kings;
- Northern Region: Clock Tower, Chiang Rai province;
- Northeastern Region: Clock Tower, Nakhon Phanom province;
- Central Region: Clock Tower, Ratchaburi province;
- Southern Region: Pakbara Pier, Satun province.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor (above photo), said; “This is our annual New Year gift to our foreign guests and the Thai people. I hope it will raise the happiness of everyone across the country.”
The “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” in Bangkok will begin at 6pm on 31 December 2018. This is six hours of back-to-back celebrations and performances based on the theme of “The River of Prosperity”.
The highlight will be a magnificent display of fireworks made from Thai sticky rice to ensure minimal environmental impact. The five-minute, five-part fireworks extravaganza will showcase the history of the Chao Phraya River pertaining to the Thai way of life, traditions and legends of Siam.
The best visibility spots are as follows: Peninsula Hotel, Millennial Hilton Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Sathorn Bridge, Chaloem Phrakiat Park, Sathon Pier, Police Station 2, Khlong San Pier, Sampheng Parking Lot, CAT-Bang Rak Branch, Wat Suwan Pier, Siam Commercial Bank and LHONG 1919.