BEST TIME TO VISIT BANGKOK
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines, vibrant street life & wild nightlife. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its steep steps and Khmer-style spire.
The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million. Bangkok is ranked 73rd in the world in terms of land area.
Best Time To Visit Bangkok By Month
November to February (Dry)
This is a very subjective issue. If we consider about the weather conditions, this period might be the best time to visit Bangkok with no doubt. Temperatures range between 22°C to 32°C with dry & sunny weather. But in terms of budget, this could be the worst time as this is the super peak season where nothing is cheap. The price for hotels, foods, transportation etc will increase easily from 10% to 15% or even higher sometimes.
June to October (Rainy)
The wettest months of Bangkok (Low season). This is the rainy season with temperatures range between 25°C to 35°C. Despite the frequent rainfall, visiting Bangkok during this low season can have a bunch of advantages. Many hotels, air tickets, restaurants, & local tours agency offer great & attractive discounts during this period. As a budget conscious traveler like me, perhaps this will be the best time for me to visit Bangkok.
March to May (Hot)
Bangkok hottest time with temperature range between 30°C to 36°C and could reach up to 38°C in certain days. This is the best time for outdoor activities visiting all the famous temples, floating markets, Chao Phraya cruise, bike tours etc. The famous Songkran Festival (Thailand New Year) falls on this period and the celebration start on 13th April and end on 15th April. Thailand celebrates this important event annually with water fight everywhere along the road.
How To Go Bangkok
There are 2 major airports in Bangkok. The distance between these airports is about 48km and free shuttle service is available to & fro both airports.
(BKK) Suvarnabhumi Airport – Serves all major International airlines
(DMK) Don Mueang International Airport – Serves mostly Asia budget airlines