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Thursday
Dec272012

Agoda.com customers name top ten cities for nightlife

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has released a list of the top ten cities that offer the best nightlife excitement, as chosen by its customers. And with New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, these cities are perfect for a quick getaway if nothing’s been planned yet.

Based on feedback from over 113,000 respondents provided at the end of their stay, Agoda.com customers had the opportunity to rate the nightlife on a scale of 1-5, 1 being “poor”, and 5 being “excellent”. The top spot was taken by Bangkok, Thailand’s energetic capital known for its tuk-tuk’s, 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.

Thailand placed again 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.

Check out the full list of the top 25 cities below.

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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