Best time to travel to Bangkok BKK
COOL SEASON – DEC – FEB 21°C
HOT SEASON – MAR-MAY 31°C
RAINY SEASON – MAY-OCT 30°C
You can make your own decision as to when is the best time to visit Bangkok. If you don’t like it hot, avoid the hot season, but if you don’t like crowds and you prefer to get great deals on your travel expenses to try the rainy season. If the best weather is what attracts you, then select to visit during Bangkok’s cool season.
Top Bangkok festival
New Year, January
Chinese New Year, January/February
Vegetarian Festival, September/October
Loi Krathong, November
January The weather is cool in Bangkok, and the number of foreign tourists remains quite high
Chinese New Year Sometimes from late January to late February, Bangkok large Thai-Chinese. population celebrates the lunar new year, called TrudJeen in Thai, with a week full of lion dances and fireworks. The most impressive festivities, not surprisingly, take place in Chinatown.
February With relatively comfortable few tourists, February is a clever time to travel to Bangkok
Kite-Flying Season During the windy season, from the middle of February to early April, colorful kites battle it out over the skies of Sanam Luang and Lumphini Park.
April This is the height if the Bangkok’s hot season, so it should come as no surprise that the Thais have devised a festival that revolves around splashing water on each other.
Songkran is the Thai New Year, and although it has origins in a religious practice of bathing Buddha images, today’s celebrations resemble a city-wide water fight. Songkran is 13 April every year, but the holiday period extends from 14–15 April.
May and June mean the beginning of the rainy season in most parts of Thailand.
Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony A celebration of Thailand’s unofficial national sport of moo ay Tai (Thai boxing; also spelled muay Thai), held, at Wat Mahathat, in Ayuthaya. The one-day event includes demonstrations and a competition; call Ayuthaya’s TAT office for exact dates and schedule of events includes demonstrations and a competition; call Ayuthaya’s TAT office for exact dates and schedule of events.
Visakha Bucha, on the full moon of the sixth lunar month (May or June), is
considered the date of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinibbana
(passing away). Activities are centered on the local wát (temple).
July Thailand’s rainy season is well underway during this time. The most significant event of the season is a Buddhist holiday ushering in the rains. Asanha Bucha & Khao Phansa
Held on the full moon of the eighth lunar month July or August), Asanha Bucha commemorates the Buddha’s first post-enlightenment sermon. The following day, young men traditionally enter the monkhood and monks sequester themselves in a monastery for three months (known as Khao Phansa).
September is the wettest month in and around Bangkok, and tourist numbers are correspondingly low
Vegetarian Festival During the of the ninth lunar month (September or October), this Chinese-Buddhist festival, called Gin jay festival, sees streetside vendors serving meatless meals to help cleanse the body. Most of the action is in Chinatown Yua Warat look for the yellow flag
November The rain’s mostly stopped, the weather’s cool, the crowds are low. November is one of the best months to visit Bangkok.
Loi Krathong On the night of the full moon of the 12th lunar, grà.tong (boats made of a section of a banana trunk) is floated on Mae Nam Chao Phraya. The ceremony is both an offering to the water spirit and a symbolic cleaning of bad luck.
Connect in the park Free concerts from the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra are performed Sunday evenings (from 5.30pm to 7.30pm) between late November and mid-February at Lumphini Park.
The coolest month of the year sees a handful of the outdoor festivals and events. Tourist numbers are at their peak, but this is arguably the most pleasant month to visit the Thai capital.
King’s Birthday/Father’s Day Celebrating King Bhumi-bol’s birthday(5 December), the city is festooned with lights and large portraits of the king. In the afternoon, Sanam Luang is packed for a fireworks display that segues appropriately into a noisy concert with popular Thai musicians.
Best time to travel to Bangkok.