LifestyleCelebrating Christmas in Bangkok

December 8, 2019admin0
Christmas festival is coming! But do they celebrate it in the Buddhist country as Thailand?

Christmas has become a festive period in Thailand even though 94.5% of the population are Buddhists and only 1.17% Christians.

It is not an official holiday therefore most kids go to school and adults to work as usual. Only some International Schools and Companies will be closed during this time. Yet people get together and enjoy this festive period by decorating their schools, offices and some participate in a so called ‘Secret Santa’ game where people are assigned randomly, to get & give gifts in secret.

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If you’re interested to explore Christmas in Bangkok, you can do so by visting some of the city’s famous shopping malls which can easily be reached with BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway. Enjoy stunning Christmas Decorations with festive music while shopping, eating and having a good time in the same place. Some of the popular places are:

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ICON SIAM

Address: 299 Soi Charoen Nakhon 5 Charoen Nakhon Road Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San Bangkok 10600

Google Maps Location: https://goo.gl/maps/sW67BPx7ezwFX3M89

Map and Transportation: https://www.iconsiam.com/en/getting_here

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THE EMPORIUM AND EMQUARTIER

Address: 622 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/AL9MACTspoiad85L7

Map and Transportation: Phrom Phong BTS station

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CENTRAL WORLD

Address: 999/9 Rama 1 Rd.,Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/tLUHgNjeLuhZe1of6

Transportation: Chit lom BTS station

Thailand has excellent weather during the Winter Period so you can also have a nice outdoor dinner at places like:

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ASIATIQUE THE RIVER FRONT

Address: 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phrayakrai District, Bangkor Laem, Bangkok 10120

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/vnoXowe6QGiQvS3JA

Map and Transportation: http://www.asiatiquethailand.com/location.php

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CHOCOLATE VILLE

Address: Soi Nawamin 74, Yak 3-8, Kaset-Nawamin Road, Klong Kum Subdistrict, Bueng Kum District. Bangkok, Thailand

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/aDrm38EEHCSRUFzx9

Transportation: By Bus no. 60, 71, 75, 95ก, 96, 150, 156, 501,

520 and get off at Patthawikorn Market, then take taxi. (Recommended to take taxi)

If you are looking to participate in Religious ceremony, then here are places we would recommendend:

CHANTABURI MIRACLE

Enjoy fireworks, mapping Illumination, free food and many more.

Address: 110, Moo.5, Chanthanimit district, Chanthaburi, Thailand, 22000

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/o9aKyjrQgu5TJdvU9

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ChanthaburiCathedral/

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THE HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH

This church uniqueness is that it has been built in the form of a Thai temple with a big cross on the top of the roof. They hold yearly Christmas masses in English and service in both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. You can find the schedule and map on their website:

http://www.holyredeemerbangkok.net/home/index.php

Address: 123/15 Ruamrudee Soi 5, Wittayu Road Patumwan, Bangkok Thailand 10330

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/gupHXpkZKgQ2R9Zj7

Map and Transportation: http://www.holyredeemerbangkok.net/home/index.php/about-us/map

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SANTA CRUZ CHURCH

This church is known as ‘Wat Kudi Jeen’ A spectacular architecture of Catholic Church located on the west bank of Chao Praya river. There will a free food, games and Christmas decorations which you don’t want to miss.

Address: 112, Soi. Kudi Jeen, Sud-district Wat Kunlaya, Thon-buri district, Bangkok, Thailand 10600

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zAohvw6GMXssyMWe8

Transportation:  Take Chao Phraya River boat to N6 Memorial Bridge (Saphan Phut in Thai)  and walk through Pak Klong Talat (fresh flowers and vegetable market) to the Pak Klong Talat ferry pier. From Pak Klong Talat ferry pier take the ferry to the Wat Kalaynamit pier then walk to Santa Cruz Church which is around 100m.

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