Check out this detailed guide to visiting Thailand and exploring it in the best way.
Thailand gives an unmatchable experience of culture, beaches, and color. So, if you are planning to visit Thailand, we are here to help you plan your vacation in the best possible way. This place has a lot to offer to its visitors, depending on the seasons.
Let us see, what is the best time to visit Thailand?
December to February – the weather is less humid with pleasant temperatures.
Low humidity and temperatures make the winter season the best time to visit Thailand. The average temperature of Bangkok usually remains pleasant, around 26 degrees. This season is dry, and the place receives very less rainfall. It gives an excellent opportunity for tourists to explore some of the famous rooftop bars of Bangkok.
Enjoy and tap on the beat of DJs music at Octave’s 49th floor. It gives you a 360-degree view of the city. Whisky lovers should head towards Alfresco 64, which is the world’s highest open-air rooftop whisky bar.
The dry and warm winter season is the best time to visit the most beautiful beaches on the coast. Sea levels reach their lowest at this time. As a result, you do not need to struggle to find a place even on the most popular beaches of the region.
In the North, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are cities with spectacular views of rolling mountain valleys. The temperature is slightly cooler here and usually ranges between 15-20 degrees. You may need a light jacket while traveling in the evening.
March to May – Rainy season
The rainy season starts in Thailand at the end of March. The rainfall further increases as summers arrive closer.
It is a low season in Thailand. So, you can get some excellent accommodation deals. At this time, you can get even the most luxurious 5-star hotels for 100 pounds, per night.
However, you can attend Songkran in April, which is the largest festival in Thailand. The locals celebrate the Water Festival or the Thai New Year with great enthusiasm, especially in Chiang Mai. The beginning of the rainy season represents a fresh start. Water fights at some places mark the commencement summer season.
The possibility of exploring northern rainforests and wildlife increases in the spring. It is the best time to visit the KhaoSok national park. In this park, you can play with monkeys, and feed Asian elephants in the rainforest. You can kayak down the rivers through the mountainous limestone landscape.
June to August – Monsson season
Monsoon season begins at the start of June in Thailand and lasts till October. The weather is hot and humid and gets frequent torrential downpours.
The maximum temperature at a time remains around 32 to 33 degrees. However, big cities like Bangkok experience slightly higher temperatures than southern cities like Phuket.
With the fall of the monsoon season, the footfall of tourists reduces. It means you can get a high value for your money.