Top 4 Places to Celebrate Christmas in Thailand in a Memorable Way
Christmas is around the corner, and you would have started exploring options and places to make this Christmas festivity a memorable one. If Thailand is on your vacation list for this year’s Christmas festival, then you would have plenty of options to make merry. Believe me, last year’s Christmas festival I celebrated in Thailand was the one I would like to visit and rejoice again and again.
While Christmas in Thailand is not a traditional festival, there isn’t even a single aspect that you would find making it any less magical, entertaining and fascinating than any other location around the world. A Buddhist dominated society, Christmas isn’t a holiday in Thailand, yet people from all backgrounds and sections does a fabulous job of embellishing everything from market to homes and else to bring in the jovial feel.
Why Celebrate Christmas in Thailand?
Year end is the time to vacation, and for your Christmas and New Year vacation, Thailand provides the right input that is unmatched and extraordinary. There are several reasons that make Thailand the perfect Christmas destination, including the pleasant tropical weather (as Europe and America may feel to be too chilly for your comfort), beautiful countryside, stunning beaches, amazing bar crawling options, multi-faceted Christmas shopping options, authentic food, and all at budget-friendly prices.
Where to Celebrate Christmas in Thailand?
As I explored last year on my visit to Thailand, and as I heard about from other travelers through their first-hand experience, along with local’s suggestions, I have rounded up some significant and top Christmas celebration places in Thailand:
A Lovely Christmas Dinner
When you are with your partner or family, a cozy and warm dinner is a great idea, ion a place set amidst the Christmas decorations. You can try the old-house themed ‘The House’ restaurant in Chiang Mai (which I loved a lot) which has a special carol service with local choir. Bangkok offers aplenty options, like in special Christmas buffets at Silom hotel, along with the Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula and many more. You can also try the city’s local pubs.
Experience Bangkok’s Vibrancy
From soaking in impressive Christmas display at Icon SIAM, Bangkok’s newest luxury mall situated on the river, to Amarin Plaza and many of Skytrain stops, there are tremendous options for you to take a stroll in the urban Bangkok and get spell bounded by the beautiful Christmas festive spirit.
Get Drenched in Chiang Mai’s Beauty
Known for its forested mountains, lush greenery and amazing outdoor activities, Chiang Mai offers a blend of exotic natural beauty with exciting urbane Christmas celebrations. The country’s cultural heart has a pleasant atmosphere during the Christmas time and you can enjoy fabulous American dishes on this day at Duke’s restaurant, or enjoy at rooftop infinity pool, bar and restaurant at Akyra Manor, or just relax amidst pool, spa, fitness center, and a cigar lounge at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, situated on river Mae Ping’s banks.
If you are a frantic beach-lover and fond of water sports, then you have numerous options near Bangkok, as well as the world-famous Pattaya. Nothing gets as exciting for an adventure lover like having an exciting white Christmas celebration.
So, which option suits your liking? Pack your bags and have a great time this Christmas!