When to visit Bangkok: Choose the best time for your holiday



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Last updated at 21/06/2024, 18:00

Hi, I'm Joanna, the author of The Blond Travels. In the worlds of Thailand and Portugal, I feel like a fish in water - and it's no coincidence! I've been exploring Thailand for over a decade, and I've settled in Portugal for 6 years now. My mission is to support Dreamers - just like you - in discovering these fascinating countries and helping those in love with them find their own place on Earth, preferably for good! Let's uncover these unique corners of the world together.

You have dreamed of going to Bangkok for a long time now and would like to know when to visit the city? In this post I will tell you all about different seasons, so you can spend the most amazing holiday in the Land of Smiles.

The capital of Thailand can be a bit overwhelming at first. It’s busy, loud and chaotic at times. Luckily, it’s also extremely interesting and there’s plenty of things to do and see. In my opinion, one needs to choose a good time to come, so the stay is pleasant and enjoyable. Below you will find information on when to visit Bangkok. I hope it helps you with your planning.

Different seasons in Thailand

Thailand doesn’t have typical seasons that we see on some of the other continents. We can’t really talk about winter, or summer here. The country has a few seasons:

  • Cool season – around October to February/March
  • Dry season – really hot months from March to June
  • Rainy season – cloudy and rainy, especially in the evenings and afternoons, usually from June until October

If you’d like to know more about when to come to Thailand, here’s my detailed post about it.

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Seasons in Bangkok

Some of the destinations in Thailand don’t have exactly those 3 seasons, or they last for a slightly shorter time. Bangkok is one of them.

Even though, we say that the capital has cool, dry and rainy seasons, I’d say that the first one, when the temperatures are lower, is not the same as in the North, for example.

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    Normally, the coolest period is in December. Don’t be fooled though. The temperature can drop a bit for a couple of days, maybe for a week or two, but normally, it’s still quite humid and hot, especially during the day and that’s a standard weather here.

    So, when is the best time to visit Bangkok?

    I’d say that the best time to go is between November and end of January. It shouldn’t rain during that time and the temperature should be quite low. Please remember that the days here are really hot and it can be hard to bear it.
    Nights are quite pleasant then. One thing to remember about is that during this time, there are a lot of tourists and the prices are higher.

    I would avoid going to Bangkok during the hot season, from March to June. Rainy season can be a problem sometimes, too as some of the parts of the city get flooded.

    Don’t forget a hat and sun lotion. Try to do your sightseeing in the morning and in the evenings. Avoid early afternoon hours, unless, you go from one attraction to another in a car or a tuk-tuk and can take cover from the sun whenever it’s needed.

    Bangkok is an amazing city, if you’re prepared for it. Go at the right time, take it slow and chill and you’ll have the best time ever.