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How Bangkok Ranks Among the World’s Top NYE Destinations

Out with the old, in with the new: most people in Thailand will be glad to move past 2022 and start a new year. The countdown to 2023 has begun and one of the top places in the world to spend New Year’s Eve is Bangkok, noted for its superb displays and epic parties.

CentralwOrld Bangkok Countdown 2023 promises to be the biggest and best event in all of Asia, boasting an awesome line-up of live music acts and a 180-degree fireworks show to see in the new year. International k-pop sensation Rain will be performing, much to the delight of his local fans, eager to see him take to the stage once again in the Thai capital.

Shopping heaven CentralwOrld, also known as the Times Square of Asia, makes an ideal place to host the amazing countdown event as it is easily-accessible via public transport, and has strict safety measures, ensuring security and nursing staff are on hand to assist.

Unlimited Celebration With Award-Winning Music Artists

The South Korean K-pop idol and heartthrob Jung Ji-hoon, going by his stage name Rain, has been in his nation’s entertainment industry for over two decades. Earlier this year, he played the main cast member of “Ghost Doctor”, the fantasy medical show in which Rain appeared with fellow star Kim Bum – however, it is music that he is most well-known for.

Rain debuted in 1998 with the album “Fanclub” before rising to fame globally in the early 2000s. He has released plenty of smash hits, including the mini-album “It’s Raining,” that sold over 1 million copies in Asia, before a comeback album last year “PIECES by RAIN.”

His performance at CentralwOrld Bangkok Countdown 2023 will see Rain whip the large crowd into a frenzy, alongside Thai artists such as BOWKYLION, Billkin, and Oat Pramote on the largest stage in Bangkok showcasing absolutely incredible, world-class graphics.

Attendees can expect to witness some of the most dazzling, innovative laser and graphic shows they have ever seen, beamed from the stage that can only be referred to as being gigantic! As the countdown begins, the 180° musical fireworks extravaganza will last for a magical 15 minutes, awe-inspiringly lighting up the skies above the Times Square of Asia.

Ratchaprasong City-Scene Synchronization will see CentralwOrld come together with the other surrounding areas of Ratchaprasong district to create Thailand’s most dynamic and memorable atmosphere for a New Year’s Eve celebration, right in the heart of the capital.

Bangkok is nowadays on a par with the world’s top countdown destinations of New York, London, Sydney, and Dubai as a city to celebrate the biggest moment of the year. Below we shall take a look at how those top cities for NYE measure up with the City of Angels.

Other Top Global Destinations To Spend a Magical NYE

Without any doubt, Bangkok is one of the world’s leading cities to say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one coming. Its status for NYE has risen rapidily, in line with the three years before Covid where Mastercard declared it to be the world’s most visited city.

New York City’s Times Square, seen above, has since 1907’s first ball drop event been an ever-popular choice of destinations for Americans to gather in the Big Apple as it is often called, and see in the new year. The time ball situated in One Times Square moves down a special flagpole at 11:59pm, coming to a rest at midnight to herald the start of the year.

An estimated one million people in Times Square, millions across the U.S. and more than one billion watching the proceedings all over the world are united in bidding a collective farewell to the departing year – and displaying excited hope and joy for the year ahead.

London, whose iconic Big Ben clock can be seen above, is one of the world’s main cities for New Year’s Eve festivities, especially popular for its jaw-dropping fireworks display at midnight. The South Bank is the focal point: Big Ben heralds the new year’s arrival, while pyrotechnics are launched from barges on the River Thames, and from the London Eye.

Sydney’s New Year’s Eve, as seen immediately above, is a spectacular affair made up of two firework shows: the evening display known as the “Family Fireworks” starts at 9pm, while the “Main Fireworks” begin at midnight, launched from the Sydney Opera House.

Australia is one of the first nations in the world to ring in the new year, and the fireworks over Sydney Harbour usually symbolise the start of global New Year festivities for many around the world due to its time zone – both Sydney and London are amazing for NYE.

In recent years, Dubai has become established as a fantastic destination to welcome the new year. The emirate in the United Arab Emirates is acclaimed for holding opulent New Year’s Eve parties, and the fireworks at both Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa are wonderful!

The high-level safety control measures at CentralwOrld Bangkok Countdown 2023 are a key factor in Bangkok being held in such high regard globally as a city to celebrate NYE. With extra safety measures including more security guards, a terrific night is guaranteed.

For further details you should visit CentralwOrld’s website or you can call: 02-640-7000. The event commences at 6pm on December 31, and the closest BTS station is Chit Lom.