When is the best time to go to Thailand: choosing the season to visit

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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*

Resort/month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Koh LAN                        
Koh Samui                        
Koh Phangan                        
O. Tao                        
Chiang Mai                        
Koh Chang                        
Hua hin                        
O. Samet                        
Chiang Rai                        
Lop Buri                        
Koh Kood                        
Koh Lipe                        

* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

High season

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.

Low season

Неприятные сюрпризы тайской погоды

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

Неприятные сюрпризы тайской погоды

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.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Glebs 23 August, 2016
Please tell me , I want next year to celebrate our honeymoon . What better resort to go the beach that would be less, prices priemlivye. something for young people ...
admin on 23 August, 2016

If you look at the resort on the mainland, I would prefer Hua hin. Prices there are normal, because in any case it is cheaper than on the island. It is not so dirty and noisy like Pattaya, and at the same time everything is there, including the area with bars and restaurants. There are several night markets, so if the bars get tired of walking, it is possible to the night markets at least every evening to walk. Of course the beach in Hua hin with Pattison in my opinion even close to put it is impossible. However Hua hin last half of the year several times flashed reports of incidents, including the recently bombs exploded, but it's like in life you're lucky/unlucky.... Because this today can happen anywhere in Thailand or even anywhere.
If the island is to watch, that it was cheap, you need to choose promoted and developed. So look in the direction of Phuket and Koh Samui. There is, in principle, everything is there, and beaches and entertainment, you only need the right place to choose for the soul.
Well, so is difficult you more specific advise something, too little input data. ...
Timoffei 21 January, 2017
I prefer Krabi, although it is an expensive resort in Thailand. Nature in Krabi the most beautiful. Time visit Krabi is from November to March, the hottest month of April. Then the rainy season begins, I do not advise to go from may to October. The sea in Krabi is pretty clean and almost no waves. In Krabi a wide variety of animals: monkeys, lizards, lemurs, insects, and many more who. Minus Krabi lack of interest, expensive public transport. In Krabi I recommend to go to someone who needs nature and the sea. ...
February 20, 2017

if you go in June to August and rarely do the waves ...
Alexpower 29 June, 2017
Hello! Going to make the journey to Thailand. Decided to make a very interesting trip with great company, excursions, getting around the Islands. This trip is perfect for those who are first-time flyer in Thai, and for those who were already there, but wants to see much more!
Date: from 21 October to 4 November 2017 - 15 days
Phuket; Khao SOK; Koh Phi Phi; Koh Samui; Bangkok.
If you wish to join, we will be glad to see) ...
maria81nef September 5, 2017

I thought there in the summer is not the season ...
larisk 8 August, 2019
To go to Thailand in the summer is definitely! Samui is a popular choice for summer holidays! We went with a friend last year in July. In 12 days it rained twice and that briefly and was very handy - just such an incredible freshness! The beaches are empty, prices on trips low (Park Paradise is a must visit - great views, infinity pool well, and animal and poultry ,of course, which you can feed), in cafes too, all cheap. On a private experience was convinced that Thailand in the summer - a great option to get acquainted with this amazing country, enjoy a vacation, get a lot of positive emotions and beautiful photos. ...
alenkisss 6 September 2019
For me, Siberian resident, Thailand in the summer - it's just a salvation! At that time few tourists, accordingly, I feel free, different kinds of fruit access, and most importantly - the prices are adequate. The coolest weather, warm sea... and if we go to Thailand in August, you can extend summer for another month, and it's always a good idea! As for the hotel, I always try to choose the most comfortable as the 9 days have to pass so that you didn't care poor service and poor hotel, especially if you're going on vacation with the family. The last time I stayed at the Centara Blue Marine Resort & SPA felt like home, only home was with our coolest Spa, delicious breakfasts, comfortable beds (very cool there pillow)) If You face the question "when to go to Thailand" is by far summer! ...
admin September 7, 2019

This question should not even stand. Go there at any time. ...
parll12 September 7, 2019
He certainly has not been to Thailand, but friends too visited several times on business trips and just relax. The stories are so diverse country that each will be something new. And even if not the first time to go there, every time a find everything fresh and new, so I think in a short time too visit and leave their impression) ...