The dynamite holiday destination of Bangkok is best visited during November to February. This is the time when temperatures are pleasantly cool and those notorious violent downpours are at their best behaviour. Especially, the months of November and December see a tremendous tourist influx to Bangkok, thanks to a number of cheap flights available. Here are some of the major attractions of the city during these two months.
Beer Garden Festival
November is the time to enjoy the annual beer garden season in Thailand. The hottest action is to be found in Bangkok as the city comes alive with beer gardens in every nook and cranny with beer flowing like a raging river. Many of the venues also arrange booming live music shows complete with pop and jazz performances. The atmosphere is further enlivened with fabulous sound and light shows. Beer is literally doled out for a pittance and you can have your fill of Asahi, Beer Chang, Singha, Heineken, and a medley of other brands. The most famed hangouts during this time are Tesco Lotus Rama, The Mall Bangkapi, Central Rama, and Central World Plaza.
World Film Festival
The month of November also spells sheer bliss for movie buffs in Bangkok. The finest of art house and Indie features, animations, documentaries, and films from the world over are brought to the city. There are numerous film related talks and workshops as well. Paragon Cineplex is the main venue of the annual World Film Festival.
Loy Krathong Festival
The Loy Krathong Festival is celebrated with great aplomb during November. Throughout Bangkok, vast throngs of crowds converge upon canals and rivers to set out small Kratongs of banana and cork leaves. Every Krathong contains three sticks of incense, a candle, and flower. Before the Krathong is floated in the water, the incense sticks and candles are lit up and people make a wish. The Krungthep or Krung Thon Bridge offers the best views of this spectacle. Major historical sites and other important buildings are also brilliantly illuminated and traditional Thai cultural performances add further life to the occasion.
World Opera Week
The Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok ends the year with a bang. This is the venue for the World Opera Week and international performances set the stage on fire. In the past, Beethoven concerts have remained a hot favourite choice.
New Year Celebrations
New Year Celebrations just rock Bangkok and ensure a gala time for tourists and locals alike. Celebrations take a different flavour in different areas of the city. The Central World Square is amongst the biggest venues for celebrating New Year. Exhilarating performances by famed celebrities, light and sound shows, and numerous other attractions promise pulsating times. The National Stadium is another place for some great fun. New Years Eve is your perfect excuse to grab those irresistibly cheap flights to Bangkok.
The long preferred destination with all the trappings of a perfect year end holiday destination has finally shown signs of revival with a rise in the number of travellers booking flights to Bangkok during this peak holiday period.
Many backpackers find great luck in booking last minute airline tickets for flights from London to Bangkok with a wide choice of low cost carriers. However it is still advisable to book now for a much wider choice for flights if you are planning your holiday this winter from November to February. Also remember that booking a package deal will be able to save you as much as forty percent of your travel cost. BOLA TANGKAS