Busan, South Korea
Busan or Pusan can be proud of being part of cities that are almost more beautiful by day than by night. Indeed, once night falls, it shines a thousand lights like the Gwangalli bridge, and comes alive in a thousand and one ways. You will find without any problem a place where to entertain you between bar Korean and clubs where one speaks English, between peaceful atmosphere and more festive. Some of the liveliest sites are located in the outskirts of the University. Busan offers an equally festive New Year’s face with its Sunrise Busan Festival. Take part in the various activities and events organized in Yongdusan Park or Haeundae Beach before going to the fireworks. Then, all you have to do is wait patiently for the first sunrise of the new year …
새해 복 많이 받으세요 (sae-hae bok mani baduh-sae-yo)!
Punta del Este, Uruguay
The Hamptons of Buenos Aires, the St. Tropez of South America or just Punta, Punta del Este is crumbling under the nicknames. You will understand why when landing, when you will be hit by the good weather and the tropical temperatures. And yes, you will have the chance to live a sunny eve in the main resort of the country. This little corner of paradise attracts Uruguayans, South Americans or jet-setters from around the world. All flock to enjoy the dream beaches, parties that last until the early morning and various activities. The population is multiplied by 16 between Christmas and mid-January. To make sure you have a seat at a New Year’s party, make sure you make a reservation in advance.
Feliz año nuevo !
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Go live a magical moment in Chiang Mai in Thailand. There are two options for you to celebrate the New Year. If you are looking for serenity, head to Wat Phan Tao Monastery. You will spend the last hour of 2016 meditating and singing with the monks in the middle of the candles. The magical atmosphere in this Buddhist place will culminate with the release of lanterns, a veritable ballet of lights in the sky. If, on the contrary, you want to have fun, go to the Nimmanhaeman neighborhood, hype and constantly changing. The main celebrations will take place in the square near the Thapae Gate, with dance floors, drinking places and food stalls. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a release of lanterns at the time of twelve strokes of midnight.
His wat dee pee may !
Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii
Get ready for a New Year under the sun! You will not regret your New Year’s Eve in Honolulu, Hawaii, thanks to the various activities on offer. Local music, traditional dances or fireworks will be counting down until midnight. You will have plenty to occupy yourself during this extraordinary day! The island of O’ahu is breathtaking as it brings together wild beaches and more modern buildings in a harmonious way. And Honolulu has become known for the vitality of its nightlife. For the New Year, it will be possible to participate in a cruise or spend the evening at Kakaako Waterfront Park. This is where the main festivities take place from 18h: food trucks, beer gardens and fireworks.
Hauoli Makahiki Hou !