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Chinese New Year 2024

LNY festivities are widely celebrated all over Thailand

Dates: February 10, 2024

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is not a national holiday in Thailand. However, it's still celebrated on a large scale. After all, the country has a large Chinese diaspora of more than 7 million people.

Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Yaowarat, the Bangkok Chinatown, is one of the best places to celebrate Lunar New Year in Thailand. The opening ceremony of the celebration is usually attended by members of the Thai Royal Family. Other festive locations include Lumpini Park and Charoen Krung Street. Thousands of worshippers flock to Wat Mangkon Kamalawat temple and the Mang Nguan Ha Shrine nearby,

Talad Noi District in Bangkok is another great destination during Chinese New Year. Chow Sue Kong temple there is the oldest Hokkien Chinese shrine in the city.

Chinese New Year in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai boasts a large Chinese diaspora, and it's a popular destination for tourists to celebrate Lunar New Year. Chiang Mai Chinatown, Kad Luang, and Warorot Market usually host a stage with performances, dragon dances, fashion shows, and traditional Chinese cooking demonstrations.

Chinese New Year in Phuket

Phuket Town is beautifully adorned with red lanterns during Chinese New Year festival activities. Local Chinese shrines are very popular with Chinese tourists, especially Jui Tui Shrine. Dibuk Road, Thalang, Phang Nga Road, Soi Romanee and other streets have food stalls, and host dragon and lion dance performances. Queen Sirikit Park also hosts cultural shows and exhibitions during the festivities.

A lot of restaurants, businesses, and venues in Thailand celebrate Chinese heritage as vividly as in China. Therefore, even though the holiday is not a public one in Thailand, people are happy to greet each other and welcome the better New Year!

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