Generally, cool season from November to February is considered to be the best time to visit Thailand. This season is the busiest time of the year. Besides great weather in most parts of the country, you can enjoy events like Loi Krathong and Lopburi Monkey Banquet. Even though you'll have to plan your trip well in advance and tolerate tourist crowds, you will relish seasonal fruits while lolling on the heavenly beach.
March to May period with its lower rates is considered shoulder season, usually deadly hot, especially in the north-east with higher humidity levels. Fun seekers should definitely join water battles during the Songkran celebrations in mid-April.
Southwest monsoon affects northern territories and west coast of the Thai peninsula (Phuket and Krabi areas) from May to October, peaking in September. East coast of the Thai peninsula, facing the Gulf of Thailand (places like Koh Samui), experiences the northeast monsoon roughly between September and December. Just for the record, you still can enjoy your diving and kiteboarding during the low season. Besides, May to October is the best time to get good deals in Thailand.
Your Thai vacation can't be complete without shopping at traditional floating markets around Bangkok
An ethical and harmless way to interact with elephants
Phuket is Thailand's Mecca for kiteboarders with two major seasons
Torquoise clear waters are inviting you for the best beach experience in Thailand
The route on Mount Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest peak, is one of the most beautiful routes in the world. It is located some 2 565 meters above the sea level
Discover a unique hidden world while visiting Phang Nga Bay
Thailand offers spectacular diving any time throughout the year, but only a limited period is considered the best!
Koh Phi Phi's famous viewpoint is a must destination, especially during the clear sunny days that make it a photographer's treasure
The beautiful flowers will melt your heart with their pinkish warm colour
The tournament of the national Thai sport dedicated to the King's of Thailand Birthday
A great way to explore the old town of Bangkok
Bhubing Palace boasts one of the most beautiful gardens in Asia
Winter is harvest time for this delicious Thai fruit
Try fresh sapodilla fruits while visiting Thailand
If you fancy oysters, have a taste of them in Phuket province!
Travel from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son to get the amazing view of a golden sea of Mexican sunflowers
Weather conditions in Thailand are geographically diveded by two monsoons. Therefore, sailing is available year round, but in different regions
Try one of the largest fruits in the world
Pear-shaped and not too big in size, the fruit resembles a yellowish apple with hard skin
Thai New Year lasts for at least three days, depending on the region, and is one of the most joyful celebrations of the new year worldwide
A beautiful festival to make a wish that will come true
Bringing bikers all across Thailand together with the whole world, Burapa Bike Week is one of the most anticipated events of the year
Perhaps the most known and anticipated party in the world takes place every full moon night and draws up to 30,000 people to the island of Koh Phangan
The fertility rites and ceremonies play a major role in Thai culture. One of the most famous is the Rocket festival
One of the holiest days for Buddhists, celebrates the day when 1250 disciples of Buddha gathered for his preaching. The holiday includes one of the most spectacular ceremonies in Buddhism
The Thai hunting season has officially begun!
Paradise island with serene beaches and mysterious caves should be explored from water
Gibbons were once major population in Thailand, but due to illegal hunting and capturing, the amounts of these cute guys have been falling rapidly
The festival of umbrellas in Bor Sang, not far from Chian Mai, is a highlight of the region and the beauty of the time
One of the most notorious festivals in Thailand that does not have that much common with vegetarianism
One of the major firework shows in the world, with different competitions between plenty of countries
The beautiful ancient tradition of throwing lotus flowers from the banks of the river is one of the most heart-warming in Thailand
The event to apreciate the hard work of buffaloes is full of adrenaline and competitions
Plenty of religious events are associated with Buddhist Lent. The Candle Festival is one of them, but it is also one of the most spectacular festivals during the year
The celebration of the end of the cool season with plenty of flowers is one of the most colorful events of the year
The festival that marks the end of the Buddhist lent is full of celebrations and interesting authentic activities
Regarded as most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand, their multiple levels will astonish your imagination
Every frequent festival-goer eventually realises many of these events are pretty the same—Thai music festival is a great alternative when you crave for something new
Elephants are unique animals: they are social, cute, and helpful. Therefore, it's natural that they have got a day totally dedicated to them
The generally Chinese festival Por Tor that is very important to the ethnic Chinese in Thai features plenty of activities and special food
A slow pace ride on a bamboo raft may be a nice way to explore stunning nature
The period lasting for a month when monks are offered various goods is also known as Thod Kathin or Kathina
National Thai sport which means "science of the two limbs" is fascinating all year, but during Queen's birthday the ordinary fights change into spectacular championships between the best ones
The day that marks three most important events in Buddha's life with beautiful ceremonies
This is a period marked by Buddhist Lent, which lasts three months and makes the monks stay at a single monastery
Mangrove forests and river banks come alive at night with thousands of flashing lights
The town of Lopburi is known to be a monkey city due to its vast population of monkeys. Moreover, monkeys are so highly regarded here that once a year they receive a special banquet
The festival in northern Thailand celebrates young boys entering the monasteries. Three days of festivities are all about traditions and colour
If you enjoy some adrenaline rush, be sure to try out the bamboo rafting during the rainy season!
The ceremony marks the start of the rice growing season with sacred oxen that plough the field across the Royal Palace
Durian may not be the most loved fruit, but it is definitely the king of all fruit!
Beautiful lush and pink flowers that bloom during rainy season will amaze your eyes
Transplanted from South China, lychee used to be a fruit of the emperors
Known as the queen of fruit, mangosteen or mangkhut has a delicate texture
Chinese community is quite big in Thailand, and the holidays associated with the Chinese New Year are widely celebrated
A colourful celebration of music, great food, and art
Looking nothing like an apple, the fruit smells like rose when a first bite is taken
Weather in Thailand mostly depends on the influences of monsoons in different regions. Therefore, while sailing is available all year round, the locations are different
The yacht racing event that is both huge and international while being cosy and friendly gathering
The fruit that was once transported from China has flourished and become one of the most popular in Thailand
No music festival in the world can boast a more stunning stage than a 26-meter high monkey head of MAYA 2016
Lasting for a few days, the festival signifies the end of the Buddhist Lent. A lot of artists during this time create marvellous wax sculptures
Also known as yongchak, the long twisted bean is smelly in a unique way due to its gas containment
Elephant polo may be not an ancient sport, but it surely is very exciting!
In Thai cuisine, mango is a major ingredient, both ripe and unripe. Therefore, aim for its season to get the best taste!
To commemorate the sad events of World War II, the special ceremonies are organised on the River Kwai
It might sound a bit cheesy to get married underwater with a crowd of other couples, but it may also be a unique experience
If you are interested in martial arts, especially Thai martial arts, that are traditional and spectacular, you just can't miss this out!
The festival of Hungry Ghost aims to feed all the hungry ancestors as a way to show them how strong they are respected. Typical gift and taste of the holiday is a red turtle cake
The famous Yacht Regatta is hosted by Centara Grand Beach Resort and is famous for good sailing, spectacular environment and most awesome parties!
With hard skin that is easy to break with a squeeze and soft flesh inside, the fruit is a total summer delight
Thai pomelo is very famous, especially among the ethnic Chinese
One of the most beautiful fruits, rambutan has fluffy skin and juicy flesh