Planning a Bangkok trip and wondering what the best time to visit is? Here are some helpful insights which will come in handy when choosing when to head to the Thai capital.
Things to Keep in Mind
The city is an ideal place to visit throughout the year; this is because months that don’t have great weather usually feature cheaper rates and fewer tourists. That’s why, when you choose a Bangkok city hotel check for seasonal offers and keep in mind certain months have festivals you may want to witness.
The Cool Season
The best weather is during the cool or peak season from November to February with city properties such as Pathumwan Princess Hotel being among the popular accommodation options. On average, the temperature during the day is just below 30°C and humidity is relatively less. It’s also when you can experience the Chinese New Year (January / February).
The Hot Season
Temperatures in the day can reach between 35 – 40°C and there’s high humidity too during the hot season from March to June. April is usually the hottest month, but is also when visitors can enjoy Songkran; during the Thai New Year, huge water fights take place in the city and provide a novel way to cool-off!
The Rainy Season
The rains arrive from July to October; however, these showers don’t last throughout the day and are mostly in the afternoons or evenings. The average temperature is around 29°C and apart from lower rates during this time, do remember there are plenty of indoor activities in Bangkok too!