Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014 to Take Place in Seven Major Tourist Destinations

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Thailands New Year countdown celebrations have long been popular with locals, but now more tourists come to the Kingdom to join the fun that marks the years end.

This year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014 in seven major tourist destinations up and down the country Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri (Pattaya), Songkhla (Hat Yai), Phuket, Khon Kaen and Chiang Rai from 25 December 2013 to 1 January 2014.

Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014 will take place in seven major tourist destinations in Thailand

Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014 will take place in seven major tourist destinations. Click to Enlarge.

Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2014 celebrations will combine the modern tradition of the New Year countdown and dazzling displays of fireworks with glittering cultural events to show off some of the kingdoms artistic and natural treasures. By holding events nationwide, we are encouraging tourists to travel beyond the cities and see more of Thailand as they come here to enjoy the cooler weather.

The Countdown 2014 will be held in seven major cities:

Bangkok Countdown 2014 at the citys Ploen Chit, Ratchaprasong and Pathumwan Intersections from 31 December 2013 to 1 January 2014, with concerts by famous Thai and international musicians, stage entertainment and a spectacular countdown fireworks display.

Chiang Mai Countdown Festival 2014 will take place at the historic Thapae Gate and down the entire stretch of Thapae Road from 25 to 31 December 2013. Activities will include mini-concerts by well-known Thai artists and bands, fun stage performances and displays of the local culture, leading to a massive fireworks display on New Years Eve.

Chiang Rais Three Nations Countdown 2014 in Mae Sai district takes place on 31 December 2013, and into the early hours of 1 January 2014. There will be stage entertainment that showcases the culture of the three Golden Triangle countries - Thailand, Lao PDR and Myanmar - before a midnights musical fireworks display.

Pattaya Countdown 2014 in Chonburi will take place from 25 to 31 December 2013 at the Bali Hai Pier on the southernmost part of Pattaya Beach. The evening of the 31 December will be the highlight of a weeklong celebration that includes concerts by famous Thai and international musicians and a wide range of entertainment including cultural and culinary fun. The countdown will be marked with a fireworks spectacular.

KKCountdown Night Parade & Hat Yai Countdown 2014 from 30 to 31 December, 2013, will take place on Niphat Uthit 3, Sanehanusorn, Thammanoonvithi and Chee Uthit Roads in Songkhlas Hat Yai district. Highlights include concerts by big name Thai artists and musicians and the B-Boy Championships. There will also be displays of Ramwong or a traditional Thai circle dance, as well as a massive fireworks display as the clocks strike midnight.

Colourful Phuket Countdown 2014 from 29 to 31 December 2013 to be held at Sanam Chai, opposite the Phuket Provincial Hall, promises a range of concerts and stage entertainment before the islands skies are lit up with the countdown fireworks display. Music lovers should attend the Phuket Electronic Music and Dance Festival 2014 from 30 to 31 December 2013, on the islands Karon Beach which is playing host to internationally-acclaimed DJs as well as several concerts that will climax in a countdown spectacular.

Last, but not least, is the Happy Family Party 2014 which takes place over a week in Khon Kaen from 25 to 31 December 2013. Family-friendly activities are being held on Srichan Road by the ancient Khon Kaen Gate and there will be lots to see and do including the countdown fireworks display that marks the end of the old year and the beginning of the new.

Bangkok, Thailand

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