When is the best time to go to Thailand: choosing the season to visit
Thailand is one of the world's few year-round resorts. The length of the country from North to South and the proximity to the equator makes the climate here is one of the most attractive for beach holidays throughout the year. However, it should be borne in mind that the big length of the country from North to South due to the difference of weather at the same time in different parts of the country, i.e. in some resorts it is better to go to one time of the year, and the other to another.
Seasons resorts Thailand*
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
High season virtually in all areas of Thailand (with a few exceptions, see table) runs from November to March. It was at this time there is maximum influx of tourists and rising prices for tickets and travel services. The weather is not too hot, almost no precipitation, the skies are almost always cloudless: conditions for a beach and sightseeing holiday just perfect.
The downside of this period are the higher prices and the real influx of tourists from Russia and CIS countries. If slightly higher the price and the neighborhood with a large number of countrymen on holiday doesn't bother you, then you can safely go to Thailand during this period, almost any resort.
In the rest of the year, from April to October, for the most part, Thailand is hot season and rainy season. Despite the prevailing myth and certification of tourist companies that in the season of rain in Thailand is strictly not necessary to go, in fact at this time you can comfortable and relax. Rains in most part, although abundant, short, often held in the second half of the day or night. But the number of tourists decreases, the prices of tourist services are falling. This period is the best time for those who want to save money.
However, in some areas of Thailand in some months of this period created very unfavorable conditions for recreation and travel, some hotels even close for renovations or vacations of the staff. It's better to avoid visiting these places during these months.
Using the table above you can clearly see what the resorts of Thailand and when it is better not to go. However, it is not necessary to dwell on the received information and it is better to read extended information about weather on each of the resorts, which you can navigate through the links in the contents table. Indeed, apart from the rain and bright sun to relax also plays a value the wind (and consequently wave), tides, water clarity, humidity, etc.
Seasons in the North of Thailand
Among the popular tourist destinations of Thailand are highlighted in the Northern province of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Maehongson which are primarily sightseeing places. They stand out of the General pattern of high and low seasons. So, strongly recommended to visit the season in these provinces starts in March.