Bangkok Weather in November
November marks the beginning of the peak tourist season in the charming capital city of Thailand. Discover why Bangkok weather in November makes it the perfect time to visit the capital city for so many travelers from all over the world.
Characteristics of Bangkok weather in November
Bangkok weather in November allows you to enjoy your trip to the fullest, be it indoor or outdoor activities. The temperature averages at 28 degrees Celsius, but precipitation has dropped sharply compared to September and October. By the end of this month, there will be little to no rainfall at all. After the rainy season, the month of November introduces lush landscape and greenery.
The weather is pleasant throughout the day, attracting a lot of visitors. However, it is crucial to be cautious of high UV index and excessive sun exposure, which can cause harm.
What to expect in Bangkok in November
Any kind of activities in Bangkok during this month is appropriate if considering the weather. The downside is that you will meet with a lot of tourists in attraction sites throughout Bangkok, such as the temples and Khao San Road. Apart from being an enjoyable month in terms of the weather, November is also the time for one of the biggest, most highly-anticipated festivals of the year: Loy Krathong.
Loy Krathong (or Loi Krathong)
Loy Krathong is celebrated on the evening of the 12th full moon day of the Thai lunar calendar, which usually falls in November. In the evening, people will release lotus-shaped baskets that are illuminated with candles and decorated with flowers into the rivers. It is a tradition to pay respect to the goddess of water. Thai people now also see it as a chance to wipe away the misfortune and mistakes of the past year and make good wishes for the new year.
Floating rafts make a magnificent scene, which can be observed from many different spots. The carnival atmosphere and gentle wishes for good luck before placing the unique handmade lantern into the river make it a favorite festival of local people. Many foreigners come to Bangkok and Thailand during this time of the year for the picturesque and romantic celebration of Loy Krathong.
Hundreds and thousands of floating rafts make a magical sight to see. Source: The Thaiger
Floating markets are a unique feature of Thailand and contribute largely to the tourism industry of the country. There is a vast selection to choose from depending on how far you are willing to travel outside Bangkok, the extend of touristic influence, and local products. Most floating markets provide great photo opportunities and an insight into local life. It is on many tourists' travel itinerary and guarantees to be an authentic, unmatched experience. The most popular one in Central Thailand is the world-famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, located 100 kilometers away from Bangkok. Besides, there is also Tailing Chan, which is less crowded and closer to Bangkok. Bangkok weather in November perfectly allows a half-day visit without any discomfort.
Damdoen Saduak Floating Market.
A tip when visiting any floating market is to choose an appropriate time of the day. We recommend arriving at 8 AM when the market is busy with many sellers with a lot of products to offer, and the weather is enjoyable. Plus, you can finish off your trip with lunch nearby.
Consider booking a tour package to Damneon Saduak Floating Market with us, which includes transportation: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Half Day.
Travel tips for Bangkok in November
- Book your accommodation in Bangkok as early as possible. As time until Loy Krathong draws near, hotel prices increase significantly.
- Be warned that traffic in the river area will be terrible and there will be long queues in the evening. You might want to find more quiet spots to avoid the crowds.
- You can buy the krathong near the rivers. Prices range from as low as 50 baht to higher depending on each one. It is always better to pick krathongs made of natural materials.
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