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What to Expect for Winter in Thailand

Last updated: April 06, 2021 /56 Views

In Thailand's economic development, tourism contributes about 18% of the country's GDP. The professional way of doing tourism together with historical sites and landscapes has brought visitors unforgettable experiences here. If you want to come to Thailand in winter to feel the cold of this subtropical country, please read this article! Today we will share with you the Thai travel experience in the winter

1. An overview of Thailand’s weather

Thailand is a country located in the area affected by the monsoon climate, so it has quite clear characteristics of the tropical climate. Characterized with two seasons: rainy and dry seasons with relatively high temperature and humidity. In reality, the weather in Thailand also has cold times and temperatures can drop as low as 2°C. This just happened in the north. The temperature in Northern Thailand usually ranges from 10°C to 20°C. However, due to climate change in the world, the rate of cold days in Thailand is greatly reduced.

From around November to February in the northern region of Thailand with a mild climate, cool weather, a little chilly, so it is ideal for traveling. If you want to see the scenery and experience during the Thai winter, remember to plan your Thailand trip at this time!

Thailand’s weather - What to Expect for Winter in Thailand

 If you want to see the scenery and experience during the Thai winter, remember to plan your trip at this time!

2. What to prepare for your trip to Thailand in the winter

If your travel plan is to visit the northern provinces, you should bring coats or sweaters to keep warm because the weather is a bit chilly and the temperature will drop lower at night. Ideally, you should bring sports shoes or shoes convenient for moving. In particular, personal items, electronics, waterproof bags, sunscreen... are indispensable items for travel.

What to prepare and expect for Winter in Thailand

If your travel plan is to visit the northern provinces, you should bring coats or sweaters

3. Events and festivals interest in the winter in Thailand

Loy Krathong lighthouse festival

  • Time: Every year the festival is held on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month according to the Thai calendar.
  • Location: Mae Jo and Nawarat Bridge, Chiang Mai.

The festival is held for three days on the full moon day in December. During the festival, the river in Thailand is brightly lit by thousands of lights. In Chiang Mai, there is also the activity of dropping giant wind lamps creating extremely beautiful scenes. Therefore, many tourists have planned to visit this festival in winter in Thailand.

Loy Krathong lighthouse festival - What to Expect for Winter in Thailand

Vibrant images at the Loy Krathong Flower Festival

Surin Elephant Festival

  • Time: Saturday of the 3rd week in November.
  • Location: Surin, Thailand.

Surin Elephant Festival takes place on the 7th of the 3rd week of November every year in Surin, Thailand. When the festival takes place, more than 200 elephants will participate in the show and show off the skills they practice during the year. Visitors will enjoy the talented performances of the elephants through dance, fun games, and tug of war. This is also an opportunity to show the people's love for the most beloved animal in Thailand. If you are an animal lover, don't miss this adorable elephant festival!

Surin Elephant Festival - What to Expect for Winter in Thailand

Surin Elephant Festival takes place on the 7th of the 3rd week of November every year in Surin, Thailand

Wonderfruit Art and Music Festival

The Wonderfruit Music Festival is known as Thailand's ultimate, vibrant music, and art party. This festival can be compared with similar music events of the US and UK music scenes such as the Glastonbury music festival or Coachella. Wonderfruit usually takes place in December, on the outskirts of Pattaya with the presence of many famous artists from Europe, America as well as local bands. Besides, there are activities such as meditation, yoga, performing arts extremely special. Remember to check the exact festival time before you book your flight so that you won’t miss it!

  • Time: December.
  • Location: Pattaya City.

The Wonderfruit Music Festival - What to Expect for Winter in Thailand

The Wonderfruit Music Festival is known as Thailand's ultimate, vibrant music, and art party

With this article, we hope you can have more information about travel to Thailand in the winter. Save the link and open it when you need it.

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