When to visit Thailand depends on your preferred weather. You may be interested in visiting Chiang Mai during its famous flower festival, or you might be interested in enjoying the monsoon season. If you are not sure when to go, read on to learn when Thailand is the best time to visit. The climate varies widely throughout the year, so you should know which season is best for your trip. This article will help you plan a perfect trip to Thailand.
Chiang Mai’s flower festival
If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the arrival of spring, the best time to visit the Chiang Mai Flower Festival is in late April or early May. The festival is marked by a flower parade, which takes place on Saturday morning. Thousands of participants line up along Charoen Muang Road, which starts near the railway station and ends at Nawarat Bridge. The parade proceeds slowly, stopping periodically to let flower floats pass by, with a marching band and Thai dancers performing traditional dances. Many of the participants hand out flowers to spectators and dress up as floats for the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival competition.
If you’re traveling with children, make sure you plan a day when they’ll be able to enjoy the flower festival. There is a big children’s playground for them to enjoy, which will help convince them to come to the festival. The flower festival is most popular on Saturday, which means that you’ll see huge crowds. However, you can still take advantage of the festival if you book accommodations near the festival. You’ll find that the flower festival is well worth the trip.
Chiang Mai’s rainy season
If you’re planning a vacation to Chiang Mai, you should be prepared for the monsoon season, which begins in mid-May and ends in October. It’s also the most humid season in Thailand, meaning the average temperature drops dramatically, which is great if you want to avoid the summer’s crowds. Rainfall in Chiang Mai is caused by the southwest monsoon, which clears the air of polluted air.
During the rainy season, the city’s attractions may be closed, but the temperature remains comfortable. The rain adds lushness to the natural backdrops, which are best appreciated by taking a visit to an elephant sanctuary. Nonetheless, make sure to dress accordingly: bring rain-resistant trekking shoes, moisture-wicking shirts, and mosquito repellent. If you plan to visit temples and elephant sanctuaries, you should dress appropriately for the weather, including a raincoat and waterproof pants.
Thailand’s dry season
While Thailand’s weather is generally warm throughout the year, you can plan your trip accordingly by choosing a dry season. The dry season lasts from February to May and average temperatures vary slightly from month to month. The wet season is the opposite of the dry season, bringing heavy rain and storms to the west coast and east coast of Thailand. April and May are the hottest months in Thailand. Be prepared for rain and high temperatures when you visit.
Early spring in Thailand is still considered the dry season, although temperatures can get very hot. It is also very humid, so mosquito repellent is a must-have item. Leech socks are also necessary if you plan to visit a jungle. July is a great time to visit Thailand’s national parks, as rains fill the waterfalls and landscapes, adding to their beauty. Khao Yai National Park in particular is beautiful, so you may want to plan your trip during this period.
Thailand’s monsoon season
When to visit Thailand? In general, the best time to visit is from November to February, when the northeast monsoon blows cool, dry air, offering a break from the heat and humidity of the summer months. In Bangkok, temperatures are pleasant and range from 18 to 32 degrees Celsius, while the northern regions may reach temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees or even below freezing. In contrast, during the summer months (March to June), temperatures in Bangkok can reach up to 40 degrees, with humidity levels exceeding 75%.
While October is the wettest month of the year in Thailand, most of the country stays dry by the end of the month, with temperatures falling to 28 degrees Celsius, even if rainy days are rare. On the other hand, southern Thailand experiences a rainy season that can last for several days. By October, central and northern parts of the country will dry up, although rain will still fall heavily.