Most people that travel to Thailand tend to go there in the months between November and February, mainly because it isn’t raining quite as much then and the temperatures are generally lower. Thailand is situated right in the middle of monsoon cycles, and the southern islands in particular are affected by them.
Depending on your tolerance for heat and humidity, April and May are generally the hottest months and a lot of westerners find it too hard to cope with in terms of weather extremes. The heat does mean that travel bargains are more likely to be found on the internet.
The best time to travel to Thailand is really based on what you plan to do during your stay; whether you plan to spend all day on the beach and all night partying, for example, or if you want to see more of the culture and history of this fascinating country and as such want to be able to stay out for more than a couple of hours at a time without burning to a frazzle.
Of course the weather is one of the main factors affecting the choices of which months to choose for your visit, and you shouldn’t be put off entirely from coming in the rainy season from March to September, as the seasons and the climate can change in Thailand.
It’s still possible to get plenty of rain from November to February and then find the supposedly hot season from March to May and the rainy season is from May or June to October or November – these are a lot cooler and drier than predicted. One thing is for sure; it will always be hotter and more humid than you might imagine, so travelers must come prepared for more extreme weather than perhaps they normally experience at home. Visitors can learn how to cope with the most dramatic of storms by following the example of Thais, who are completely used to such events and just carry on with their lives regardless of the weather!
Travelers will find that overall there is a greater statistical probability of unbroken sunshine in the ‘cool’ season. Since the West is having their coolest weather during these months, western tourists tend to flock over to Thailand to escape their fall and winter, and there is a corresponding increase on the cost of flights and accommodation. This is especially true at Christmas time, when the main resorts and tourist centers are always much busier.
If you choose to travel to Thailand out of the cool season, be sure to book accommodation with air conditioning and plan your itineraries for early starts or much later starts, and avoid the main heat of the day. Plenty of bottled water is a must. If you visit during April you can cool down by joining in the Thai Water Festival at Songkran and join in plenty of soaking wet fun.
It is important to remember that if you do choose to travel to Thailand in the rainy season, the torrents of rain don’t last for days, more like hours, and it is still beautifully sunny in between storms, so it really is possible to get a much more budget conscious stay in Thailand without getting completely flooded out!
Culture travel to Thailand (Useful information for you could be that the Danish term is kultur rejser til Thailand) could be just the thing you are looking for in your next vacation as the country is among the famous tourist destinations.