After looking at some of the best party cities from around the world, including the top 21 party cities in the USA, the top 18 party cities in Europe, and the top 19 party cities in Canada , it’s time to head East onto another continent and check out the top 16 party cities in all of Asia.
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People say that strange and exciting things happen on nights where there is a full moon; well this is certainly true of the monthly full moon parties in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Each month on the night of the first full moon, thousands of people from all over the globe descend on Koh Phangan to experience the wildest and most lively party under the sun…or, moon.
2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
If you’re looking for a new years party where you can get extremely wet and extremely wild, then look no further than Chiang Mai, Thailand. The New Years celebrations here consist of one huge water party throughout the country. Chiang Mai is the destination for anyone interested in being targeted by explosive water balloons, drenched at random by strangers wielding water buckets, hosed down like you were a person on fire, or simply splashed repeatedly by puddle jumpers in the streets. Whatever you choose, you can count on getting wet and having one of the best New Years experiences of your life.
3. Vang Vieng, Laos
Do not let the size of this small little town in Laos fool you – people here know how to have a good time. Tubing and rafting are favorite party activities in Vang Vieng as many locals and tourists like to cruise down the rivers with a beer (or two or three) in hand. After enjoying a relaxing coast on the water, you can stop off at one of the many bars and local watering holes that serve up a variety of specialty drinks unique to Laos culture (Lao Whiskey is great); or, for the less adventurous types, you can simply opt for a standard rum and coke – but at least make it a double. Either way, there are plenty of friendly, sociable people looking to mingle and have a great time in Vang Vieng.
4. Phuket, Thailand (Patong Beach)
Patong Beach is known for its incredible nightlife and revelry. With hundreds of bars and clubs to choose from, this beautiful party paradise is one of the hottest spots in South East Asia – a must see for anyone interested in turning it up a notch in Thailand.
Well know for its bustling business and technology culture, Osaka has fallen under the radar as a main party destination in Asia. But don’t let the tailored suits and shiny shoes fool you, there is more to this city than business meetings and cell phones – Osaka is home to some of the best night life in all of Asia.
Bangkokis widely known as one of the best places to party in Asia. The fast paced, energetic lifestyles of the people spill over into the nightlife where tourists and locals mingle together to enjoy some of the best revelry in the world. What else is there to say about Bankok? The drinks are cheap, the food is great, and the underground music and DJ’s are rocking – it’s the perfect place to party anytime of year.
You will not have to travel very far to find a place to party in Seoul. Virtually every district in this soulful city has ample opportunity to order up some hot food and cold drinks well into the night. Most bars and clubs in Seoul stay open until the sun comes up so ‘last call’ is never an issue. The famous beverage, soju, is a local favorite and a staple for anyone wanting to drink on a budget.
8. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
There is something for everyone in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. The parties in this part of the world are well organized and heavily marketed around the city, making it easy for any local or tourist to end up in the right place at the right time.
Located on the west coast of India, Goa is by far
one of the best party places in Asia. With amazing festivals, hot clubs and
huge beach parties there is a little something for everyone. North Goa is the best place to
go bar hopping, but if you are looking for beach parties, head to south to Anjuna beach.
With a huge Christams and New Year’s Eve festivals, winter is one of the best times to
party in Goa.
10. Kuta, Bali
If you’re looking for a party in Bali, then Kuta is the place to go. This is a popular destination for world travelers looking to mingle with locals and meet other adventurers. It seems everyone in Kuta is interested in and capable of partying all the way through the night.
As expensive as it may be, Tokyo is still one of the best places to party in Asia. It’s the NYC of the Orient with absolutely no shortage of bars, clubs, dance halls, underground music scenes, restaurants, and all sorts of other types of entertainment. Tokyo is an electric whirlwind of adventure — the definition of a city that never sleeps.
12. Island of Kecil, Malaysia
Kecil is one of the best party islands in Asia. It’s a popular intersection for backpackers traveling from all over the world and makes for a great place to party once the sun goes down. The island has many bars that are well stocked with food and drinks. But if you’d rather BYOB over from the mainland, that’s fine as well. Either way there are plenty of opportunities to drink and party amidst the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the island of Kecil.
This city-state is a bustling cosmopolitan that features many exciting party spots. The variety of ethnicities and cultures in Singapore is what make it such a unique place to visit. There are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from, each with their own unique flavor and vibe.
Ho Chi Minh City is a great place to get a taste of the beauty and vibrancy that defines Vietnam. With a plethora of bars and clubs lining the city streets, this is a great place to drink all kinds of unique beverages while enjoying the equally unique culture and nightlife of a truly incredible city.
15. Hong Kong, China
Wherever you go in Hong Kong you will find ridiculous revelry and excitement. This is a city that is home to literally thousands of bars, clubs, restaurants, hostess bars, karaoke spots, etc. Anything you could possibly want out of a city is here. Bars do not close and entertainment is ubiquitous. If you can handle a few sleepless nights, Hong Kong is worth the trip.
Manila is one of those cities that can be all things to all people. Whatever your personal penchant is for fun, you will find it here: from expensive uptown clubs to small cozy drinking dens, Manila caters to each and every party goer and never disappoints in providing great places to experience local culture and entertainment.
Enjoy partying in Asia!