With my trip no. 6 to Thailand already in progress, I am in a happy mood. Irrespective of what the weather experts say about the best time to visit Thailand, for me it’s a year-round destination! Then there are aviation experts who will tell you another way to plan your trip. They would say book for a flight ticket for a November-December trip around October! That way you get the cheapest prices.
Now if I combine the two pieces of wisdom I roughly come down with December as the best time to visit Thailand. You get good weather and you get cheap prices for your flight tickets too! Now that is a win-win.
And why Thailand? Well, I can reel off reasons after reasons in favor of my favorite destination! Remember, I am heading there for the sixth time! But I’ll keep it the top 5 reasons why Thailand is the place to be!
Reason No. 1: Food
You wish to experiment with food but miss the spices when travelling? Food in Thailand is flavorful and yet not entirely like home! I once went to a cooking class in Bangkok and discovered that lemon grass leaves are also used for flavoring. You will find a lot of spicy, flavorful food to experiment with in Thailand. In the end if you crave for Indian food, you will find that too!
Reason No. 2: Beaches
Be it Koh Samui or Krabi or Trang or Rayong, Thailand has stunning beaches. Wish to have a beach with a royal connection? Head to Hua Hin. Wish to party? Try Phi Phi. Did you notice that I didn’t even mention Phuket or Pattaya? Well you already know about those two and you will go there anyway.
Reason No. 3: Flowers
Did you know that Bangkok has The Museum of Floral Culture? Not only this museum but You’ll find them right from the airport to the hotels to coconut trees with orchids hanging from them in pots! If you spend some time in the flowering season you might mistake the lotus for a weed, it grows so profusely! And it lends incredible colors to the place which defines its charm!
Reason No. 4: Fruits
You are in a tropical paradise when it comes to finding exotic fruits in Thailand. There is rambutan, star fruit, mangosteen, dragon fruit and much more. And for the brave there is the king of fruits- the Durian if you can stand the smell. Do check out, some hotels do not allow the guests to bring in durians to their rooms as it is notoriously difficult to get rid of the smell from the room after you left!
Reason No. 5: Shopping
I hardly ever shop but I shop in Thailand. I am a bargain hunter and Thailand offers me a lot. I love the night markets and floating markets a lot more than the normal shops. I always tell myself that I will only walk and click pictures. But every single time I have walked out of them with a wallet that got lighter! But they have high end malls too, if that is what you prefer.
I could add a lot more to the list but in the end I would emphasize on the importance of booking the tickets in October to get lower prices. Now could it be a coincidence that Make My trip comes up with an App at the same time? I leave it to you to solve this one!
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24 thoughts on “What is the Best Time to Visit Thailand?”
We went to Thailand during May. It was too humid at that time. Average temp was around 32-33 during daytime, but still felt hotter because of humidity. Apart from that it was a great experience.
And, yeah, had a funny incident there. In a restaurant I ordered a dish thinking it was vegetarian (since my wife is veggie). But it turned out the dish was non-veg too. (I seriously had no idea where to get veg food in Thailand). I asked the waitress in English if the food was veg or non-veg. I kept repeating for many times, but she couldn’t understand. In the end she said, “Talk in English.” I was dumbfounded. And, I couldn’t say anything further, simply ate the dish alone and found a subway nearby to buy for my wife.
I tell them ‘no meat no fish’ and that usually works! Being a vegetarian is pain for sure but I too can’t be anything else!
Thanks for the info. Will remember to go in dec some year.
Arun you will like the place anytime of the year!
Yes, reasons worthy enough to get to Thailand.
Thank you Indrani.
Wow! Those are some really good reasons to travel to Thailand! Those pictures are pretty and with the information you provided, I am already imagining a trip to Thailand! 🙂
I love the fruits and shopping in Thailand. Rambutan and Dragon Fruit 🙂 Aaah! Yummy. I used to have a plateful for breakfast. And Shopping ….I felt like a princess with so many goodies. Have a great time there . 😀
One of my favorite countries in the world. Been there 3 times but there’s so much to see and do! Also one of my favorite places to just be…
Same with me, 6 times already and I can go again any day!
Great reasons indeed to visit Thailand soon. A superb article 🙂
Thank you Purba.
Very useful info
Thank you Sadhvi.
Dec or Jan , you can never get enough of Thailand 🙂
Very true, couldn’t agree more!
Thanks for sharing, Shall plan a trip.
Thank you Swati, I hope you will go soon!
Great post and lovely pics dear Mridula… i went to Thailand for 2015 new years and it was an amazing trip…the floating markets, bubble tea, the golden temples…everything remains fresh in my mind 🙂 I didnt like the taste of the durian fruit though… shopping in night markets is good !!! 🙂
Happy to know about your amazing experience!
Lovely photos. Thailand is amazing 🙂
Thank you Meera.
Great post , Awesome photos.
Thank you Rupam.