Most Asian countries have the traditional belief that how you greet the New Year will set a precedent for the following 365 days. So people often forget of the stress of normal life and prepare the best attitude to welcome the New Year. In Asia, the wide array of myriad of culture and scenery promise that there is always something that fit for every type of travelers and that you always find something new here. For the New Year, you can find the perfect way to celebrate the event whether in revelry of crowd party of fireworks and lots of drinks, or a more traditional, solemn way with friends and family. For hundreds of visitors that are eager to enjoy New Year holiday in Asia, the following destinations are prepared to give travelers the best show of the year.
Year end countdown party in Hong Kong (Photo by Michael Elleray on Flickr)
One of Asia’s most grandiose fireworks show is organised annually along Hong Kong’s waterfront. In this “City that never sleep”, the beautiful Victoria Harbour get illuminate by an eight-minute concert of light and music with gorgeous fireworks on the skies above the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. You can watch the magnificent event at both the Kowloon and Hong Kong sides of the harbour, nut remember to go there at least several hours before midnight to secure a good spot!
As 2017 is coming to an end, Beijing offers a host of activities and events for you to choose, from massive countdown extravaganzas to nightclub parties or intimate celebration at local restaurant. Among those activities, one of the biggest countdown events will take place at the Summer Palace. The event live broadcast will feature sensational cultural performances and a sixty-second countdown to midnight. For those seeking to pass the New Year’s Eve to fist-pumping beats and energetic crowd, head forward to YEN Countdown, famous as Beijing’s biggest New Year’s Eve party. As a former electronics factory, here you see the innovative industrial space get elevated by glitter and and music.
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Those party enthusiasts can reach PuputanBadung Square of Bali to ring in 2018 together. Most of the time there will be carnival activities, performances and fireworks, featuring the unique dance and drawing art of Bali culture. You can always stop by Seminyak and Kuta where every day of the year is like a stirring party. For a more casual and intimate style of celebration, visit Karma Beach Bali at a hidden tip of South Kuta, or enjoy a festive dinner under the skies at Nusa Dua.
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Admire the stunning fireworks display along the Chao Phraya River at the annual Asiatique Festival Countdown, where popular Thai artists take the stage to celebrate the upcoming New Year. Or end the year with a bang at the Central World Square celebrations, where the sights and sounds will stir up the whole crowd of excited people. If you hate battling crowds, come up to rooftop bars like Vertigo and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Hotel, Cloud 47 at Millennium Hilton Bangkok for a glitzy affair with panoramic views. For a quieter celebration, set sail on the Chao Phraya Cruise, a luxury five-star experience that offers live performances, delectable delicacies and a gorgeous view.
Photo by Phuket@photographer on Flickr
Spending New Year’s Eve 2018 in Phuket is sure to be a lively extravaganza because the area improve its festivities a little bit each year. Besides the revelry and music, visitors also look forward to a delightful and authentic Asian experience as the night sets in; watching the sky fill with beautiful sky lanterns; a truly remarkable experience. You should head to Phuket Town and Patong beach if you want to see a captivating fireworks display. But basically anywhere you go on NYE on the island, there will be something special to do. Remember, when you enjoy your wonderful time at these destinations, be sure to welcome the New Year with a fresh and optimistic mind. Exotic Voyages wishes for the best to come to all of us.