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.
Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “Thailand’s total visitor arrivals for 2022 are 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” and locally organized 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.