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I'll be in Bangkok for the Chinese New Year and I'd be grateful for any local knowledge or advice on where would be a good place to have fun over 22 / 23 Jan that includes the New Year celebrations? Of course China Town has to be a strong contender but are there any annual parades or other events that are recommended?

Thanks in advance

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Jeeez, another "New Year Party" with all the racket of the firecrackers. What's next.. the Islamic New Year? When can a man get some peace and quiet? unsure.png

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Thailand is the only country i know of in the world that officially celebrates -with gazetted holidays- 3 New Years. Christian new year,Chinese new year jan/feb and Thai new year songhkran. Nothing much happens in Thailand for the first 4 months of the year because everyone is either pissed or away up country.

Not a good time to be here in Bangkok .Everywhere people are banging cymbals and making us much noise as they can in practice for Songkran new year celebration in April. IOf you go to the beach there will be people letting off fire crackers louder than a jet flying low overhead.

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Semper, dont worry, Islamic New Year was mid December 2011, or looking ahead, early December 2012.

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Semper, dont worry, Islamic New Year was mid December 2011, or looking ahead, early December 2012.

Actually, 14 November 2012 smile.png

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Semper, you know what do then, heat and the kitchen spring to mind! I wonder what our hosts think of the celebrations. It seems that they are a pretty tolerant lot having to put up with the various Christian celebrations. In the meantime is someone actually going to give some advice to SamSip without feeling the need to rip the subject apart? Otherwise I would suggest Thaigers.com for infinitely more sensible information. BFN

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Semper you really are a <deleted> aren't you?

Mods - why do let idiots run rough shod over a perfectly reasonalble question?

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Thailand is the only country i know of in the world that officially celebrates -with gazetted holidays- 3 New Years. Christian new year,Chinese new year jan/feb and Thai new year songhkran. Nothing much happens in Thailand for the first 4 months of the year because everyone is either pissed or away up country.

Not a good time to be here in Bangkok .Everywhere people are banging cymbals and making us much noise as they can in practice for Songkran new year celebration in April. IOf you go to the beach there will be people letting off fire crackers louder than a jet flying low overhead.

Look at Malaysia - they celebrate 4 New Years - Christian, Chinese, Hindu and Islamic.

Singapore also celebrates 3 New years.

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Thailand is the only country i know of in the world that officially celebrates -with gazetted holidays- 3 New Years. Christian new year,Chinese new year jan/feb and Thai new year songhkran. Nothing much happens in Thailand for the first 4 months of the year because everyone is either pissed or away up country.

Not a good time to be here in Bangkok .Everywhere people are banging cymbals and making us much noise as they can in practice for Songkran new year celebration in April. IOf you go to the beach there will be people letting off fire crackers louder than a jet flying low overhead.

Look at Malaysia - they celebrate 4 New Years - Christian, Chinese, Hindu and Islamic.

Singapore also celebrates 3 New years.

Since when is New Year a "christian" celebration?

It's a "western" tradition and has barely anything to do with religion.

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Samsip

To my recollection there is no big parade for Chinese new year. Sure you have the dragon dance and such all over town. With the most fancy happening around china town

But apart from that it's mostly lots of food stalls, with the main street in Chinatown closed for a few nights of that week.

There might be some sort of launch of the event during the day - but can't remember if that includes other performances.

Chinatown is an intereting part of town to visit even without the new year celebration.

Be prepared for lotssss of traffic though

Another place in Thailand that seem to have big Chinese new year celebration is the province of Trang. If you decide to head down that way you can combine it with beach visit - although weather conditions these days might not be the best

Have fun :)

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Went to China town last time, it was great. It's on pier 5, well I pretty sure it's pier 5 on the river.

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Thanks to MiG16 and benbear for some sensible answers jap.gif

I'm sure I will have fun and hope that everyone else does as well smile.png

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I wonder how to say Sawadee pee mai in chinese jap.gif

Depends on the dialect. In Cantonese, it's Kung Hee Fatt Choy, Sun Leen Fai Lok

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I wonder how to say Sawadee pee mai in chinese jap.gif

I believe in Mandarin it is "xin nian kuai le"

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