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“Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023” concludes 2022 with 1.5 trillion Baht tourism revenue

Events are taking place all across the kingdom - from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, to Pattaya, Sukhothai, Songkhla, Krabi and many other places.

Bangkok, 27 December, 2022 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023” New Year celebrations in Bangkok and Songkhla and providing support for other events throughout the kingdom to conclude 2022 with 1.5 trillion in total tourism revenue as targeted.


Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “Thailand’s total visitor arrivals for 2022 is expected to reach 11.5 million arrivals by the end of the year. The return of foreign tourists together with domestic tourism recovery – backed by several long weekends and tourism stimulus campaigns – helps generate 1.5 trillion in total tourism revenue or at 50% of the pre-pandemic level seen in 2019.”


TAT has expected that 3.14 million domestic trips will be made in Thailand during the New Year holiday between 31 December, 2022, and 2 January, 2023, generating 11.2 billion Baht in tourism revenue.


The “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023” as well as locally-organised New Year celebrations will be taking place throughout Thailand, in many different locations in the Central, Northern, Northeastern, Eastern, and Southern regions as well as in the bustling capital city of Bangkok.


The two main “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023” events hosted by the TAT will be at Wat Pho in Bangkok and Atthakraweesunthorn Courtyard in Hat Yai, Songkhla.


Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023 @ Tha Wat Pho

31 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023 at Tha Wat Pho, Bangkok

This celebration at one of Thailand’s important landmarks, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn, will feature a dazzling New Year countdown fireworks display over the mighty Chao Phraya River. Comprising nine acts, the five-minute fireworks display will represent the evolution of Thai tourism from the past to the present. Other activities include light up decorations, digital exhibitions (Illumination Art), and music performances.


Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023 @ Hatyai

29 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023 at Atthakraweesunthorn Courtyard, Songkhla This event at one of Thailand’s key border gateways – Songkhla – will feature New Year countdown fireworks display above Hat Yai city. Other highlights include “Lighting Tower” mapping design, local products and food fair, and music performances.


TAT is also providing support for New Year celebrations in other locations across the country.


Bangkok and Central Region


Neon Countdown 2022

30 December, 2022-1 January, 2023, at Wonder World Extreme Park, Bangkok Highlight: Performances from the world’s famous DJs, firework displays and interactive art installations.


Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023 @ ICONSIAM

31 December, 2022, at ICONSIAM, Bangkok Highlight: New Year countdown fireworks display stretching 1,400m along the curve of the Chao Phraya River.


CentralWorld Bangkok Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022, in front of CentralWorld and around Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok Highlight: Concerts by famous Thai and foreign artists and New Year countdown fireworks display.


Light Up Christmas Tree 2023

Now until-1 January, 2023, CentralWorld, Bangkok Highlight: Lighting display on the biggest Christmas tree in Southeast Asia.


The Ratchaprasong Light of Fortune 2022

Now until-8 January, 2023, at Ratchaprasong Intersection Highlight: Light decorations and sales at shops in the Ratchaprasong area.


Amazing Maeklong Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022-1 January, 2023, at Wat Pak Nam Bridge, Samut Songkram


“Suanphueng Highland Countdown Festival 2023”

31 December, 2022 at Suan Phueng Highland, Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Highlight: Soothing music to enjoy in cool weather, picturesque scenery and a chill-out atmosphere.


Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023 Gift Box @ Ratchaburi

29-31 December, 2022, at Pracha Phatthana Dam, Mueang District, Ratchaburi Highlight: Mini Concert and New Year countdown fireworks display.


Kanchanaburi Countdown Festival 2023

29-31 December, 2022 at the Bridge over the River Kwai, Mueang District, Kanchanaburi Highlight: Illumination activities, photo spots, music performances, and New Year countdown fireworks display.


“Suphanburi Festival 2023”

30-31 December, 2022, at Chalerm Patthara Rachini Park and Banharn-Jamsai Tower, Mueang District, Suphan Buri Highlight: Pyrotechnics shows above Banharn-Jamsai Tower to welcome in the New Year.


Countdown Sea Sand Nights @Hatchaosamran

30 December, 2022-1 January, 2023, at Chao Sam Ran Mai Beach, Petchaburi


Hua Hin Beach Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022, at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Prachuap Khiri Khan Highlight: Music performances and the ‘longest beach fireworks event’ to welcome in the New Year.


Countdown Party Happy New Year 2023

31 December, 2022-1 January, 2023, at Tab Sakae Canal, Prachuap Khiri Khan



Eastern Region

Pattaya Countdown 2023

29-31 December, 2022, at Laem Bali Hai, Pattaya, Chon Buri Highlight: Year-end entertainment activities in a seafront setting and New Year countdown fireworks display.


Rayong New Year Celebration

28 December, 2022-8 January, 2023, at Rayong Provincial Stadium, Rayong.


Trat New Year and Red-Cross Fair 2023

29 December, 2022 – 2 January, 2023 in front of Trat City Hall, Trat Highlight: New Year celebrations and Red-Cross fair.


Northern Region


Amazing Charming Night Chiang Mai Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022, at Chaloem Phrakiat Park, Chiang Mai Highlight: Illumination activities, flower gardens, and New Year countdown fireworks display in the form of a field of flowers in the sky.


Chiang Rai Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023, at Chiang Rai Clock Tower, Chiang Rai Highlight: Activities to welcome in the New Year.


Khao Kho Countdown 2023

30-31 December, 2022, at Khao Kho View Point, Phetchabun Highlight: Musical performance and New Year countdown fireworks display


Balloon & Illumination Countdown 2023

30-31 December, 2022, at B. N. Farm, Phetchabun Highlight: Balloon and illumination activities as well as New Year countdown fireworks display


Countdown Party 2023

Now until-1 January, 2023, at Petchabura Public Park, Petchabun Highlight: live music performances.


Sukhothai Countdown 2023

29-31 December, 2022, at Sukhothai Seagrass Field, Sukhothai Highlight: Music performances, handicrafts and folk arts fair, and New Year countdown fireworks display


Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023 @ Uthaithani

29 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023 at Clock Tower Roundabout, Muang District, Uthai Thani Highlight: Concerts and New Year countdown fireworks display.


Nakhon Sawan Lantern Festival

Now until-2 January, 2023, at Sawan Park, Nakhon Sawan.


Northeastern Region


Khonkaen Softpower Countdown 2023

25 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023 at Huean Boran, City Hall, Khon Kaen Highlight: Folk and cultural performances, New Year countdown fireworks display, and Buddhist monks-blessed water tunnel to enhance prosperity of the new year.


101 in Love Countdown 2023

29 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023 at Voting Tower 101, Roi Et Highlight: Buddhist blessing ceremony, Vote (local Roi-Et music instrument) competition, merit-making and New Year countdown fireworks display.


Korat Countdown 2023

29-31 December, 2022, at Thao Suranaree Monument Courtyard, Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Highlight: Music performances, local products and food fair, and New Year countdown fireworks display


Nakhon Phanom Winter Festival 2023

26 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023, at Vietnam Memorial Clock Tower, Mueang District, Nakhon Phanom Highlight: Buddhist activities at Phra That Phanom to welcome in the New Year.


Amnat Charoen 2023 Happy New Year Time Square of Happiness

29-31 December, 2022, at Clock Tower, Amnat Charoen Highlight: New Year’s parade activities and New Year countdown fireworks display


Buriram – The Land of Volcano and Dinosaurs – Countdown 2023

Now until – 1 January, 2023, at Chang Arena, Buri Ram Highlight: Fun and charitable activities, street food market, music performances, cover dance competition, community tourism villages, and New Year countdown fireworks display.


Si Saket New Year Celebration

Now until-4 January, 2023, at City Hall Square, Si Saket.


Udon Thani Countdown Celebration

31 December 2022-1 January 2023, at UD Town, Udon Thani


Southern Region

Patong Countdown 2023

29-31 December, 2022, at Patong Bay Hill, Kathu District, Phuket Highlight: Music performances world-renowned DJs, illumination light-and-sound shows, and New Year countdown activities.


Amazing Grand Sand Dune Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022-2 January, 2023, at Grand Sand Dune, Chumphon


Trang Countdown 2023

31 December, 2022, at Trang Clock Tower, Mueang District, Trang


For more details on New Year events, visit: www.thailandfestival.org. For more information on destinations up and down Thailand, visit: https://thai.tourismthailand.org/Destinations.


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