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When to visit Thailand

As one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, Thailand can be visited year-round and truly offers something for everyone.

The recognised best time to visit Thailand is from November through to March. The monsoon season has passed, leaving the landscape lush and green. There is little rain to interrupt cultural sightseeing, outdoor adventure, or long days on the beach. The downside is that there will be more tourists here than any other time of the year, so accommodation rates may be higher, and you might have to battle the crowds at key sites such as Bangkok’s Grand Palace or Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon.

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Thailand season-by-season

Thailand is a truly compelling destination, and with a varied climate which has something offer all around the year. We’ve put together an overview of climate season-by-season and region-by-region below.

When to visit Oct Mar Koh Muk

High Season: Mostly excellent nationwide

October to March

The ‘winter’ months are the most popular time to visit Thailand, when the sun returns after the monsoon season and temperatures are hot but manageable. Daytime averages in Bangkok are around 90F, but you can escape the heat by traveling north to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to enjoy cooler mountain air. These months are especially good for Thailand’s beaches, with long, sunny days and clear, warm water. The excellent water clarity is advantageous for diving and snorkelling, while the cooler weathers make adventures in Thailand’s jungles and national parks more palatable.

When to visit Apr Jun Songkran festival Bangkok

Shoulder Season: Hot but dry

April to June

As the year moves through to April and May the heat really begins to rise, with inland temperatures averaging 98 to 101F. If you’re happy with the heat then these shoulder season months can be a good time to come to avoid the monsoons and enjoy both discounts and thinner crowds at tourist sites. Remember that the closer you are to the coast, the cooler it will be thanks to the sea breeze. The eastern Gulf islands Koh Chang, Koh Samet, and Koh Kut are especially nice during these months.

When to visit Jul Sep Khao Yai National Park

Wet Season: Good for Samui; Wet everywhere else

July to September

The heat is broken in July and August by incessant rains. The wet weather tends to keep most tourists away – which means lower prices and more opportunities to enjoy the major sites crowd-free. There are dry pockets in southern Thailand: the western Gulf coast is shielded from the worst of the rain, with mainland resorts Hua Hin and Khanom, and islands Koh Samui and Koh Tao, generally pretty good. An exciting family itinerary can be plotted through Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Sam Roi Yot, and Cha Am.

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