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The Best Time to Visit Bangkok

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Thailand's capital offers a fascinating mix of temples, skyscrapers, one of the oldest Chinatowns in the world, and some of the best shopping you'll find in Asia. It's also one of your best chances to experience a true marriage of tradition-meets-innovation, a city where there's always something exciting happening.

Thailand is a land of luxury tropical escapes, a place where sea and land are both stunning and part of every beach lover's bucket list. There's much to see and do in Thailand at any time of the year, as places like Bangkok are always vibrant no matter the weather.

Generally, the best time to visit Thailand weather-wise is from December to February, during the cool season. There's little rain, the humidity goes down and temperatures are in the upper 20s, rather than the usual mid-30s


Best Time to Visit Bangkok

While the months between November and February might offer a slight break from the intense heat, Bangkok is great to visit at any time of the year. A popular destination during the Christmas and New Year weeks, Bangkok is crowded basically all the time–with a slightly better situation in early December, since the holiday crowds haven't arrived yet. The Chinese New Year in January/February also attracts big crowds, so you might want to check the calendar and skip that week if at all possible.

If you want a slightly slower pace and less chaotic lines at the Grand Palace and other main attractions, visiting during the rainy season, (especially in August and September) might be your best option. While rain can be inconvenient during a beach holiday, it's not too bad in Bangkok, where you can always head indoors for shopping, museums, and other attractions while you wait for the afternoon showers to pass.

July and August are considered low season in Bangkok, so you're also more likely to find deals in flights and cheaper hotel rooms. If you arrive during the first half of August, you'll also catch the end of the "Amazing Grand Sale," where shops offer up to 80 percent off on electronics, clothing, and more.

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