Best time to visit Thailand
The best time of year to take a Thailand tour is between November to early April during the cool and dry season. Around this time, the temperatures are about 29 to 34 Celsius degrees.
The climate differs between the eastern and western coasts of South Thailand. During winter, the west coast is highly recommended due to its favorable weather for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
The high season lasts from November to March. The climate is cool and dry with Bangkok being the coolest city. However, the temperature ranges from 29 – 34 Celsius degrees. It is the driest season of Thailand.
If you want to do a North Thailand tour, remember that temperatures can drop really quickly after sunset. Don’t forget to pack some warm clothes.
Shoulder season begins in April and ends in June. Needless to say: The weather is really hot. For some travelers who come from temperate climates, the extreme heat can truly drain you out.
In the northern region of Thailand, the monsoon begins at the end of May. From July to October is the rainy season and is also the low season. Rainfall is quite unpredictable. Sometimes it is just a light shower. Other times it can cause terrible flooding. June and August often suffer the heaviest rainfalls, but October will cool down most of the things.
October is also a good choice if you want to enjoy the cool weather with few showers.
Transportation in Thailand
As there are 6 international airports and 23 domestic ones, traveling by air is very popular in Thailand. Some airlines include Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways and Thai Vietjet Air.
Although domestic air travel is more expensive than trains and busses, it is still a quick way to get around the country.
Besides, trains are also recommended. The day train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a lot cheaper than a flight. This is also a much better way to enjoy the scenery of the Thailand countryside in daylight. Some might prefer to take a night train in which you can save time by sleeping. But it will bring unique experiences to see the scenery along the railway in daylight.
Every stop, there will be vendors coming on and off selling food for around 15 THB (0.45 USD).
Within the city
Tuk tuk, taxi, motorbike taxi, songthaew and busses are common ways of getting around the city. In Bangkok, you can take advantage of the Bangkok BTS Skytrain or Bangkok MRT Subway.
Where to visit in Thailand
1. The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo
Thailand’s Grand Palace was built in 1782 by King Rama I and includes a lot of amazing temples such as Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). The temple houses a magnificent Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century. Nearby Wat Phra Kaeo is a massive golden Reclining Buddha statue.
This building is the official residence of Thai monarch although the current king, King Rama X, doesn’t live here anymore.
2. Khao Sok National Park
Located in Southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park is situated on the mainland between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui. The national park owns the oldest evergreen rainforest in the World with massive limestone mountains standing tall up in the air, deep valleys, magnificent lakes, mysterious caves and wild animals.
A part of the Khao Sok National Park is a tropical evergreen forest and tropical rainforest. There are around 200 different floral species per hectare in Khao Sok. Compared to forests in Europe and North America where there are only 10 tree species per hectare, this number makes Khao Sok one of the most bio-diverse areas.
The national park is home to many beautiful, impressive and truly amazing animals. There are 48 mammal species, 311 bird species and more than 30 species of bats and numberless reptiles and insects in this Khao Sok’s animal kingdom. Take your opportunity to discover this diverse fauna.
With 200 THB (~6 USD) of the entrance ticket, you can freely discover the Khao Sok National Park by trekking, camping, or hiking with many incredible walking paths.
3. Tropical islands
Thailand is famous for its millions of beautiful tropical islands. Some of them are packed with people while others have nothing but trees. You will have endless choices of tropical islands in Thailand.
Here are some recommended islands that you might have heard: Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, the Similan Islands, Ko Samui, Ko Tao, Ko Chang, Ko Lanta, Ko Jum, Koh Lipe, Ko Samet, Ko Taruato.
Phuket is one of the must-visit destinations in Thailand. This is the biggest island in this country. That is why some parts of it are overdeveloped with flocks of tourists. Besides, Phuket has more than 30 beaches to offer good sunbathing, swimming and diving. As a result, this is the World’s top beach destinations with fine white sands, big palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns.
The most popular destinations in Phuket are Promthep Cape, Phuket Old Town, Racha Island, Patong Beach and Big Budha.
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi was destroyed by a brutal tsunami in 2004. Now, it has been rebuilt and become more attractive than ever.
The beauty of Ko Phi Phi simply can’t be resisted. Here is a list of things you can explore on this island: go diving and sunbathing at the famous Maya Bay, getting to know the naughty monkeys on the Monkey beach, enjoying the restless nightlife.
This semi-off the map island is located in Southern Thailand. This beautiful island has the best seafood of all with the friendly locals keeping you company whenever you feel lonely. The water is warm and perfect for a daily swim. This L-shaped island is situated on the outskirts of the Tarutao National Marine Park.
The three main beaches of Koh Lipe are Sunset Beach, Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach. The island is famous for snorkeling and scuba diving. The coral reefs of Ko Lipe are easy to reach as well. Koh Lipe has been through rapid development to satisfy the demand of tourism.
4. Floating markets in Bangkok
Floating markets are great attractions in Bangkok. Any Thailand travelers has visited a floating market at least one time during their trip. What is special about the floating markets is the chaos, flavors, colors and atmosphere of this common space. Imagine how refreshing it is to buy some fruits from a passing boat.
Some of the famous floating markets are Damnoen Saduak, Taling Chan Weekend Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market.
What to eat in Thailand
Tom Yum Goong
Tom Yum Goong is the spicy shrimp soup. This dish tastes like heaven with a combination of sour, salty, spicy and sweet. There is no doubt why tom yum goong has a position in the top 50 best foods in the World.
The hot and sour broth with shrimp is flavored with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and chili peppers. You can choose which type of meat served with the soup such as chicken, pork, beef or shrimp.
The sweet and sour pad thai is also a popular dish of Thai. These rice noodles are stir-fried while adding eggs, tofu, bean sprouts and shrimp/ chicken. Add-on ingredients are chili, fish sauce, ground peanuts and sugar. You can also squeeze half of a lime to add flavor before eating.
Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (Green chicken curry)
This is the best curry in town. The ingredients include eggs, bamboo shoots, coriander, basil and of course… chicken. Then they will be combined with coconut milk, kaffir lime, green chili, galangal, shrimp paste, cilantro, lemongrass and some secret spices.
There is no use of listing all the ingredients. All you need to know that this is a must-try dish in Thailand.
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