Bangkok 'best city for nightlife'

Bangkok has topped the list of the ten best cities for excellent nightlife adventures for travellers, according to a survey by Agoda.com, a leading hotel booking site.

  • Published: 31/12/2012 at 06:15 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Agoda.com has just released the list of the top ten nightlife cities as chosen by its customers. With New Year’s Eve now upon us, these cities are perfect to ring in 2013, it said.

The results were based on feedback from over 113,000 respondents provided at the end of their stay in the cities. The Agoda.com customers rated the nightlife on a scale of 1-5, 1 being “poor”, and 5 being “excellent”. The top spot was taken by Bangkok, which Agoda.com called "Thailand’s energetic capital known for its tuk-tuks, temples and street food", followed by Dubai, the gleaming desert city in the United Arab Emirates, and Boracay/Caticlan in the Philippines, famous for its white sand beaches and swaying palm trees.

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Soi Cowboy in the Asoke area is one of the popular go-go bar areas in Bangkok which draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. (Patipat Janthong)

Thailand placed again in the list with Pattaya, the seaside town widely known for its raucous Walking Street and massive influx of tourists looking to blow off some steam, followed by Tokyo, Japan’s neon-lit mega-city that’s home to 13 million people. Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, was next, followed by China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the former known for its vibrant architecture and world-class food, and the latter famous for its massive casinos and Portuguese/Chinese cuisine.

Rounding out the list were Taiwan’s modern capital of Taipei, and Bali, Indonesia’s perpetually buzzing island paradise.

Below is the full list of Agoda.com's top 25 cities in which Thailand features five times:

1.      Bangkok

2.      Dubai

3.      Boracay / Caticlan

4.      Pattaya

5.      Tokyo

6.      Phuket

7.      Hong Kong

8.      Macau

9.      Taipei

10.    Bali

11.    Osaka

12.    Shanghai

13.    Seoul

14.    Singapore

15.    Sydney

16.    Samui

17.    Chiang Mai

18.    London

19.    Taichung

20.    Kuala Lumpur

21.    Jakarta

22.    Manila

23.    Kaohsiung

24.    Paris

25.    Siem Reap

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