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Chinese New Year

Creating endless stories

Chinese New Year is celebrated throughout Thailand and Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is no exception. Since the hotel is located within close proximity to Yaowarat Road, Bangkok’s Chinatown, which is the epicenter of this amazing celebration, it makes Royal Orchid Sheraton the perfect location for guests who want to experience the dynamic festival first hand yet still enjoy a luxurious stay riverside. Be sure to try our Chinese styled buffet at Feast and to join in with the celebrations on February 8, 2016, where one witness Yoawarat turned into a sea of red with paper lanterns hanging everywhere, dragon dances, firecrackers and live performances providing entertainment for everyone who joins in. Create endless stories to take back and share with your loved ones by staying at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers during the festivities.

To get to Yaowarat Road from Royal Orchid Sheraton, take the Chao Phraya Express boat to Ratchawongse Pier.


Attractions to see in Chinatown

Wat Traimit

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Traimit Road (west of Hua Lampong Station), at the very beginning of Chinatown

Price Range: 10 Baht to visit the museum located half way to the top of the building. Visiting the golden buddha itself is free.

Sampang Lane

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (every day)

Location: Chakraphek Road and Sampleng Lane, Chinatown

How to get there: Running parallel south of Yaowarat (the main street) walk south along Sampeng Lane.

China Gate

Location: western entrance

Wat Mangkol Kamalawat

Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Charoenkrung Road, Chinatown

How to get there: From the pier, walk up Ratchawong road to Charoen Krung, turn right and Wat Mangkol Kamalawat will be on your left a little more than one block down

Wat Chakawat Ratchawat (Crocodiles)

Location: Chakawat Road, south of Sampeng Lane

Bangkok Correction Museum

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:00 (Closed on weekends)
Location: Romaninart Park

Price Range: Free (although a small donation is appreciated)


Schedule for Chinese New Year along Yaowarat Road

Noon: Official start although a lot of stuff is set up by 10am
3pm: First Dragon Parade on Yaowarat Road
5:45pm: Fan Dance
7pm: Golden Dragon Dance
8:20pm: Fan Dance
8:30pm: Thai singers and dancers start at the stage near Chinatown Gate and go off and on until midnight
9:30pm: Dragon Parade with the long dragon all lit up in LED lights.
10:50pm: Traditional Drummers get a solo
Midnight: Happy New Year