Bangkok is a world-class tourist destination. The city of angels is crowded with tourists all the year round. Scores of tourists from around the world visit Bangkok to enjoy the shopping, yummy street food and relax in the luxurious beach resorts and hotels.
If you are planning a trip to Bangkok, here are some of the best seasons to visit the city. However tourists should book a convenient hotel in Sukhumvit or any other area of the city, at least one or two months in advance. Booking hotels in advance helps tom avoid last minute rush and unexpected disappointments.
Best time to visit Bangkok for sightseeing
The best time to visit Bangkok is during mid-April during the Songkran festival. The Songkran festival marks the Thai New Year and is celebrated with pomp. The streets are lit up and many cultural activities and events take place in the city. Apart from the Songkran festival, the city is also crowded with tourists during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The best time to visit Bangkok is from early November to Mid-April. The weather is comparatively pleasant and tourists can enjoy visiting the sightseeing attractions. However, if Chinatown is in your itinerary, plan a visit to Bangkok during late January or starting of February, when the Chinese New Year is celebrated. The area transforms into a vibrant and colourful village with exciting dragon shows, firecrackers and live performances.
Best time to visit Bangkok for Shopping
Tourists can enjoy shopping in the city during the ‘Amazing Grand Sale’ that takes place starting from the mid of June to mid-August. During the sale season, most of the shops in the city offer unbelievable discounts ranging from ten percent to eighty percent on different items like branded electronics, apparel, jewellery etc. Shopping enthusiasts can benefit from the discounts and indulge in shopping for their favourite products and fraction of the original prices. Book your stay at a convenient hotel in Sukhumvit and enjoy shopping at the colourful street markets and swanky shopping malls.
Best season to visit Bangkok
Bangkok experiences hot and humid weather throughout the year. However, the winter season from November to March experiences slightly low temperatures and dry weather. This season is the peak tourist season and the city is filled with tourists. It is advisable to book your stay at a convenient hotel in Sukhumvit, well in advance, if you plan to visit the city during the peak tourist season.