Join the celebration with Bangkok's Chinese New Year Festival -

January 20, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that people staying in Bangkok hotels next month are likely to be planning a visit to the city's famous Chinese New Year celebrations.

Taking place on February 14th, this free event will see members of the Thai capital's huge Chinese population take to the streets to celebrate with dancing, cultural performances and fireworks.

Meanwhile, the main thoroughfares of Bangkok's Chinatown in the Samphanthawong district, such as the Yaowarat and Charon Krung Roads, will welcome colourful dragon processions.

Chinatown is located in one of the city's oldest and most bustling areas and a trip there is likely to be on the agenda for anyone staying in Sukhumvit hotels while on their visit to Bangkok.

During the New Year Festival, stalls selling grilled pork, Peking duck, noodles and desserts will be working overtime to feed the many revellers passing through the district.

Chinatown is also known for the large number of gold traders and pawnshops, with many of its vendors having been established in the area for hundreds of years.

Visitors to Bangkok may also like to experience Chinatown for the temple of Wat Traimit, which contains the giant Golden Buddha, believed to be the largest solid gold statue in the world.