The ultimate guide to Chinese New Year in Bangkok
Get ready for one of the biggest festivals in Bangkok — the Chinese New Year!. Celebrations to welcome the Year of the Rooster will take place everywhere around the city, but the grandest event can be found in the Chinatown, where you will offer a prayer at sacred Chinese shrines as well as feast on some of the best Chinese food in Bangkok.
The best Chinese restaurants in Bangkok
Fans of succulent dim sum or crispy Peking duck need not worry—Chinese cuisine is always served in the best Asian restaurants around the world. In Bangkok, the range of Chinese cuisine spans various regions that you won't need to travel to China to experience authentic Sichuan or Cantonese fare. We zero in on the best Chinese restaurants in the city.
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Check-in: Renaissance Koh Samui
If you’re looking to experience an extraordinary holiday, Renaissance Koh Samui might just be the place for you. Though you have the option to indulge in your usual tropical holiday activities, like sunbathing or chilling by the pool, Renaissance’s new global marketing campaign, titled “Discover This Way,” may just convince you to venture outside of your comfort zone—and even outside of the hotel—for an entirely unique travel experience. The Discover This Way program features activities within and beyond the hotel led by a Samui-born and raised navigator who knows every best bit of the island. Renaissance Koh Samui, located on the picturesque Lamai beach, has been a staple for many travelers for decades—not so surprising since the accommodations, facilities and impeccable service have never failed to impress. Deluxe rooms offer views of the 50-meter Leelawadee lap pool (said to be the longest pool on the island) and the resort’s lush grounds, while pool villas offer the ultimate privacy and spacious rooms consisting of 4-poster king-size bed. Your Renaissance journey starts soon as you check in, with Punchbowl Rituals, a cocktail-making session by the beach. A mixologist will guide you through the process of making a unique drink using only Thai ingredients —we’re talking lemongrass, galangal, Thai chili, hot basil, kaffir lime, and fresh cane syrup, all of which are mixed with renowned Phuket spirit, Chalong Bay Rum. After the session, you’ll be seated at the Navigator’s