Bangkok Weather in September & What To Do on a Rainy Day

December 20, 2023 - 334 views

Visiting Bangkok during rainy season may not be a popular choice for foreigners, but that does not take the fun away from exploring the modern city of rich culture and heritage. Hopefully, this guide will answer your questions about Bangkok weather in September and help you plan a fun, eventful trip to the capital city of Thailand.

Characteristics of Bangkok weather in September

September is Bangkok's rainiest month, with over 20 rainy days on average. It means that going outside to nature or booking a river cruise is not as easy and smooth as usual, as you have to take unexpected rainy weather into account beforehand.

However, the flip side is that due to the breezy winds brought about by the rain, the weather is pleasant and comfortable. The average temperature is less than 30 degrees Celsius, which is not too cold and not too hot.

Bangkok weather in September

What to expect in Bangkok in September

Wet days do not mean you have to stay inside your hotel room or accommodation all day while your reservations are canceled due to Bangkok weather in September. Take this opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Bangkok in another fun, less touristic way and make meaningful memories with your travel mates! We have some recommendations on what to do according to Bangkok weather in September for different kinds of travelers.

Grab a coffee/dessert

A lot of visitors come to Bangkok for its famous for its religious temples and exciting nightlife, but did you know Bangkok's beverage scene is also worth checking out? There is a vast selection of cafe shops to choose from all across the city that can satisfy many. Younger people tend to visit the trendy ones like After You for their world-wide famous ice cream and toast or SHUGAA Dessert Bar for its lovely interior design.

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SHUGAA Dessert Bar must be one of the most Instagrammable shops in Bangkok. Source: Meeroona

Those who prefer an authentic drink in a subtle, cozy ambiance can visit D'ark Cafe, Warm Wood Cafe, and Unbranded Cafe. Spending a rainy day in a foreign country does not seem underwhelming anymore if you are open to explore the coffee culture in Bangkok.

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Taking a sip of coffee in the artisanal D'Ark is ideal for a rainy day. Source: Nathanael Chan

Visit an art gallery

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre is a large complex that can keep you occupied for hours. All kinds of events take place here — from theatre performances to art exhibitions, so if you are going on the right day, you can be mesmerized by the arts sector of Bangkok and Thailand. This center is home to a variety of bookshops, cafes, workshops, and galleries, heaven for those immersed in the arts and are looking for an educational, informative visit. Should Bangkok weather in September worry you, definitely check out this spot that contributes to making Bangkok a city of culture.

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This circular-shaped building is definitely an interesting attraction spot. Source: Le Flux Asia

Indulge in a spa treatment

Fancy a quality self-care day during your trip? Worry no more because there is a variety of spas and hot springs places where you can get pampered in Bangkok. This luxury is more affordable than other countries, and you can still receive high-quality spa sessions in a relaxing atmosphere. Drop by Siam Kempinski The Spa within Siam Paragon in the city, Oasis Spa, and more — there are many more options to choose from.

Ocean World

At Sea Life Ocean World, the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, you will be fascinated with the underwater world and sea life displayed in front of you. There are a lot of things to discover on a day where you want to relax and unwind. This attraction spot is perfect for families and groups, which will guarantee a fun-filled visit. You can even dedicate a full day here if certain days of Bangkok weather in September are not the most ideal.

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Travel tips for Bangkok in September

  • We recommend going by the sky train instead of a tuk-tuk for a more comfortable and safe ride if you encounter rainy weather. Here's how: Things to Know about BTS Skytrain in Thailand.
  • All-day rain in Bangkok is pretty rare, so you will not be worried about having to stay inside all day. Still, it is always good to bring an umbrella with you.

Bangkok welcomes visitors at any time of the year. For some people, rainy season allows the full experience of interesting indoor activities without being met with huge crowds of tourists. All in all, the best time to visit Bangkok is November to February.

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