Chinese New Year 2023: (7) Things to do in Pattaya

Chinese New Year 2023

Chinese New Year is a time of celebration and Pattaya is the perfect place to join in on the fun. Whether you're a resident or a visitor there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are 7 things to do in Pattaya during Chinese New Year 2023.

Let' dig right into our list of what to do for Lunar Year Celebration 2023 in Pattaya City.

The Chinese Temple in Naklua

Chinese New Year Celebration
Enjoy Chinese New Year with Special Events: Photo

Join the celebrations at the Chinese Temple near the junction of Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya. Naklua Chinese Temple is a prominent temple and very popular spot for Buddhists and people of other religions to offer prayers for the upcoming year. You can find traditional Chinese food and offerings at various stalls in and around temple car park. Keep an eye out for traditional shows and firecrackers in the morning!

Lan Po, Naklua

Experience Chinese New Year in the heart of Naklua's Chinese community at Lan Po, located next to the seafood market. This year, there will be a showcase of traditional Chinese dance such as dragon dance and music. Combine with delicious Chinese food and other events. The event is known to be well-attended early in the morning, so we recommend going on foot and wearing face coverings to fully enjoy the celebrations.

Central Festival Pattaya

Get ready for a blast of entertainment at Central Festival Shopping Mall on Pattaya Beach Road! With shows and music around the ground floor entrance on Beach Road, the three weeks leading up to the festival are sure to be an exciting time. Though it may be geared more towards tourists, it's still a must-see for anyone in the area. During your time in Central Festival Pattaya you can always think for presents to buy for your family, friends, or even yourself. Do not know what to buy, check out the guide here on what is the perfect gift to buy myself.

Pattaya Beach Road

Pattaya Beach Road transforms into a lively Chinese market! Starting early in the morning, stalls will be selling delicious Chinese food and unique products. Throughout the day, there will be a variety of shows and displays. And don't miss the carnival and firework display in the evening! It's an authentic Chinese experience that you don't want to miss!


Celebrate the Chinese New Year in style at the Hilton in Central Festival. The hotel will be hosting a variety of events for you to enjoy. The Edge restaurant will have a special menu available and it's a great spot to watch the carnival and fireworks. Expect an excellent banquet with something for everyone.

King Seafood

Walking Street is always in the party spirit, and Chinese New Year is no exception. Join the celebrations at King Seafood, one of the most popular destinations for Chinese banquets and a lively atmosphere. Make sure to book early as the restaurant gets busy every year.

Terminal 21 Pattaya

Chinese New Year in Terminal 21 Pattaya
Chinese New Year in Terminal 21 Pattaya

Enjoy Chinese Near Year in one of the largest shopping mall in Pattaya at Terminal 21. With food stalls outside as a market, events and fireworks it will be the best of times with family and friends. A whole day event where you can enjoy food and drinks. A short walk to the beach to take some rest and come back again during the evening. In the evening you can enjoy a nice meal like a night market outside Terminal 21 Pattaya.

There you have it 7 of the best events to go to during the celebration. Their is always something going on in Pattaya City. And during Chinese New Year there is no different. They is always something for everyone. Enjoy your time and have a good Lunar Year.

If you are feeling tired after the celebration and thinking on what to eat for lunch in Pattaya. Check out the best burgers spots in Pattaya city here.

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