Many websites list Bangkok as one of the "top 10 places to celebrate New Years Eve". However for the best Bangkok New Years Eve experience, it might seem that a different year would be better, since Thailand is in "mourning" right now. Is it really going to make a difference? There are several blogs and articles explaining how things will be different due to the mourning, but these are all from October, when it first happened. When a country is first declared to be in mourning, you can't immediately know how big of an impact it will actually have. Now that some time has passed, has anyone been there and been able to gauge how big the difference will be?
On the other hand, I wonder if hotels and events will be significantly cheaper?