Top 10 Best Countries in Asia to Celebrate New Year’s Eve (Updated)

Top 10 Best Countries in Asia to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Are you planning a New Year’s vacation or just looking for a different place for New Year’s Eve celebration? Visit Asia to experience a special and different celebration from your own country.

As the year has pretty much flown by and the new year is now only a few days away, the World’s #1 Source of Research-Based Content, The Daily Top 10, is about to share with you the top 10 countries in Asia to travel to and celebrate the New Year’s Eve.

Why Choose Asia to Travel and Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

During New Year’s Eve and Lunar Chinese New Year holidays, Asian countries attract millions of visitors from all around the world, thanks to their unique styles and traditions of celebrations. From fireworks exploding above some of the world’s most exotic skylines, to intimate bonfire parties on remote beaches, the choice of where and how to spend the celebration is limitless.

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So, without further ado, below are our top ten countries for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Asia:

TOP 10: Inda

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Long night parties, cheap beer, amazing beach-side fireworks, live music, and happy and friendly people make India a great destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Goa is regarded as India’s unofficial party capital. You can expect huge numbers of people to gather along the beaches to watch the colorful fireworks displays and enjoy traditional Hindi music and dancing parties.

As mentioned in Travel Triangle, India offers luxury hotels, wonderful resorts, and delicious food choices. It is a perfect city for youngsters to welcome the New Year.

TOP 9: Taiwan

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Every year, Asia’s iconic landmark, Thailand, puts on one of the world’s most spectacular fireworks shows. Held in Taipei, its capital, visible from almost everywhere around the city, spending New Year’s Eve in Taiwan is a lively affair and apart from the fireworks themselves, you’ll find various shows and events held around Taiwan. If you’re looking for an energetic, busy atmosphere, the area all around the tower gets crowded and lively few hours around midnight.

There are numerous bars and restaurants with a view of cities that hold countdown and firework-watching events but be sure to book well in advance. To get a beautiful view of the fireworks, head to the top of Elephant Mountain, however, people will start saving spots here hours before midnight, so you’ll need to get there early. Consider also going further away to Maokong, where you’ll be able to view the fireworks from afar.

TOP 8: Indonesia

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One of Southeast Asia’s most beloved tourist spots, numerous clubs and hotels offer New Year’s Eve events and parties to countdown in style on the popular Indonesian island. Places such as Seminyak’s Beach Bar offer New Year’s Eve packages with food, drinks, live music, and of course, fireworks to top it all off.

According to 3E Accounting, if you are looking for a quieter, romantic, and contemplative place to welcome the New Year, then Bali should be on your list. Bali is not only well-known for its beautiful and quiet beaches, but also for its diverse culture. Head for the cultural center of Bali, Ubud, to experience its slow-paced life on the main street, which is decorated with fairy lights on Christmas. Enjoy low-key music and a relaxed dance party on New Year’s Eve.

TOP 7: Vietnam

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If you are planning a trip for New Year in Vietnam, then spend your New Year’s Eve in the largest city, Ho Chi Minh. There, you can take part in the biggest party in Vietnam. It is an unforgettable experience to spend New Year’s Eve there. Thousands of people celebrate this special time with their friends and families along the Saigon River. They are waiting for the midnight fireworks near the Bitexco Tower, the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City.

If you don’t want to join the crowds, then take a cruise on the Saigon River to admire the colorful fireworks displays. There are numerous nice restaurants and rooftop bars in the city where you can spend your whole afternoon while waiting for the countdown and midnight fireworks.

Have you reviewed our list of the Top 10 Best & Most Popular Places to Visit in Vietnam? If not, grab it on our website, The Daily Top 10.

TOP 6: Cambodia

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Full of life and movement, with flea markets and many temples, Cambodia is a great country to spend your New Year’s Eve. Siem Reap has a bustling nightlife that you can enjoy for a whole night with your friends or loved ones. Local celebrations can be seen in every restaurant, hotel, and bar on the streets with live music playing the whole night. Enjoy a delicious meal made specifically for the occasion while having a rest in a hotel or bar on Hap Guan Street. You can expect a magnificent New Year’s Eve celebration in Cambodia.

TOP 5: Hong Kong

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With one of the most incredible skylines in the world looking across to the skyscrapers of Hong Kong island, the view provides the perfect backdrop for the city’s New Year’s Eve firework display. The sky is lit up at midnight with thousands of colorful projectiles fired from boats sitting at Victoria Harbour. As you might expect, the promenade gets incredibly crowded, so get there early or view them from a bar or viewing party.

TOP 4: South Korea

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Like many places around the world, on New Year’s Eve, there are parties galore across Korea from Seoul to Busan and everywhere in between. For people in Seoul, it’s usually a choice between the traditional and the modern. Firework displays are held at the Lotte Tower and the COEX Mall in Gangnam, but many of the city’s residents choose to watch the countdown at the Bosingak Bell-ringing Ceremony.

After watching the countdown, most Koreans drive to east coast to watch the first sunrise of the year. For those without a car, there are numerous tours taking coaches of people out to the coast in time for watching the sunrise.

TOP 3: Japan

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Opposite to the western world, the New Year in Japan is spent with family and often quiet celebrations at home, whereas Christmas is more of a public affair and a time to spend with friends. According to Japan Guide, fireworks in the capital of Tokyo is limited to Disneyland only, which, as you might expect will be nauseatingly crowded.

While celebrating the new year, you can watch from afar in nearby neighborhoods like Maihama, it’s nowhere near as spectacular as being at the park and the atmosphere will be non-existent. Major neighborhoods like Shibuya will see countdown parties but no fireworks. Many shops and businesses will shut for a few days after the New Year.

TOP 2: Thailand

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New Year in Thailand is the peak of the high season as the country is busy with tourists because there are plenty of places to go for celebrations and parties. Twin Palms suggests that you can visit Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan for fun and frolic while dancing in the sand between your toes, or choose a more stylish venue on top of the world at Bangkok’s rooftop bars. If not, you can celebrate on the tropical island of Phuket with fireworks and beach barbecues. For a more traditional celebration, head to Chiang Mai.

If you want to dance the night away, then celebrate at one of Phuket’s sophisticated beach clubs. Relax at a full-service cabana or table at the iconic Catch Beach Club on the white sands of Bang Tao Beach. Mix and mingle at the spectacular ellipse bar and be entertained by international DJs and live performances that will surely WOW all revelers. In addition, the vibrant capital city, Bangkok, is an exciting place to welcome in the New Year. So, visit the “Land of Smiles” and ring in the New Year in style.

If you’re interested to know the Top 10 Best & Most Popular Places to Visit in Thailand, we have a list for you.

TOP 1: Singapore

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Singapore is a city that effortlessly fuses cultures, ethnicities, and communities, making it one of the most exciting places to spend New Year’s Eve. It has dazzling parties, extravagant fireworks displays, restaurants with delicious offerings, and an atmosphere of celebration and fun.

According to Holidify, you can head out to locations like Marina Bay to witness fireworks or to Sentosa if you are looking to attend parties and concerts. It is advisable to not miss out on the ‘Wishing Spheres’ ceremony at Marina Bay. Esplanade New Year’s Eve Countdown, Siloso Beach Party, Aloha New Year’s Eve Party, The Promontory, Tanjong Beach Club, Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay, and Singapore Flyer are some events that make Singapore a paradise for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

What are the Best Countries in Asia to Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

Top 10 Best Countries In Asia To Celebrate New Year'S Eve
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Asia consists of amazing countries that undoubtedly make it one of the most visited places during New Year’s Eve. People from all around the world visit these countries to experience extravagant New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here is a list of the countries that we selected for our list of top 10 countries to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

  1. Singapore
  2. Thailand
  3. Japan
  4. South Korea
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Cambodia
  7. Vietnam
  8. Indonesia
  9. Taiwan
  10. India

With our inspiration, visit one of the Asian countries this New Year and create wonderful memories with your family and friends. If you know of any happening in Asian New Year’s Eve destination that we missed out on, feel free to let us know in the comments. For more articles like this, you can subscribe to our Newsletter!

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