Bangkok Celebrations

Celebrations and festivals in Bangkok Thailand. From Buddhist religious festivals to global celebrations.

Xmas Tree 2013, Central World Christmas Tree. Beer Gardens. Bangkok

Christmas at Central World

Despite not being a Christian country, Christmas is well celebrated in Thailand. Of course Christmas here is all about commercialism and as always in Bangkok they do it well. Central to Christmas celebrations is Central World Mall where the front forecourt is strewn with company branded ornaments and Bangkok’s largest Christmas tree. The Central World …

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Bangkok Christmas Lights - Central Siam Area - Central World of Happiness 2012

Bangkok Christmas Lights

Recent years have been less celebratory when it comes to Christmas Bangkok, last year (2016) due to the passing of King Bhumibol, and the years before that with the restrictions on fun by Thailand’s military government. The commercial districts will otherwise celebrate the festive season for three or four months, and I remember the flagship trees …

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Loy Krathong at Benjasiri Park - Sukhumvit Queens Park - Krathongs Below Emporium

A Local Loy Krathong

Chao Phraya River is the water of choice for visitors celebrating Loy Krathong in Bangkok. For me, I avoid it. The popular riverside areas are a pain to reach with heavy traffic, pushy crowds and in many cases you won’t even reach the river to float your own Krathong. Last visit we had someone do it …

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Halloween Zombie Bus, Where to go Halloween in Bangkok, Route 66, RCA

Halloween at Route 66 (RCA)

I don’t think you will find larger crowds for Halloween in Bangkok. Sincerely impressive. On arrival we honestly didn’t expect much to be going on – after all Halloween is a midweek event with little local relevance. It is an event generally celebrated on the previous weekend when the city is happier to get boozed …

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Bangkok Chinatown Parade, Kin Jay Chinese Vegetarian Festival Bangkok Thailand

Surviving Kin Jay Festival

If Scrooge and the Grinch were to collaborate on a festival the ‘Kin Jay’ Chinese Vegetarian Festival would be it. Scrooge endorsing a vegetarian theme and the Grinch deciding it should last 10 days. Complete lunacy. Whoever thought up this meat free celebration must have been in a right sour ol’ mood. While I don’t …

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