Weather-wise, the best time for a vacation in Thailand is from November to late April. The dry stretch is what the majority of tourists are looking for and the climate during these months is pleasant and dry, with an average daytime temperature of 28 °C. This goes for both Bangkok and Phuket. Destinations like Chiang Mai offer a longer stretch; it can be visited at any time from October to April. Koh Samui has a variation in its fickle climate and offers shorter periods of dry, beach-worthy weather (January to April and July to September).
Prices may be expected to fall once the monsoon season sets in and brings plenty of heavy showers that might hinder beach-parties and outdoor sightseeing. From May to October, the wet season remains dominant in Bangkok and Phuket. In addition to hotels and resorts, airlines also offer incentives (in the form of discounted flight deals) to boost tourism. This is the cheapest time for a flight to Thailand.
Suvarnabhumi Airport:The Suvarnabhumi Airport is an international airport in Bangkok and the busiest in Thailand. This is the receiving airport for the majority of cheap flights to Thailand from Pakistan. It is an hour's drive from the airport to Bangkok central. The IATA code for this airport is BKK. The airport has 2 international terminals and one domestic terminal.
Phuket International Airport:Serving the province of Phuket, the hub of resort tourism in Thailand, Phuket International Airport is the third busiest airport in the country. Located at a convenient distance of about 32 kilometres from Phuket city centre, it takes an hour or so to get to one's hotel from the airport. The IATA code for this airport is HKT. Of the 3 terminals at the airport, international flights use Terminal 2.
Thailand is renowned for the rich diversity of its attractions and hospitable people. From majestic temples to sun-soaked beaches, Thailand offers much sightseeing during the day and a lively nightlife experience that is the envy of many destinations. A cultural cocktail of Thai, Indian, Chinese and European communities, Thailand is all-time engaging. Notable tourist attractions are:
Bangkok:Go souvenir hunting and explore flea markets at the Chatuchak Weekend Market and the Pratunam Market or shop for branded items at the MBK Center and the Platinum Fashion Mall. Reputed to be the most magnificent edifice in Bangkok, the Grand Palace surely lives up to our expectations. It is a complete day trip in itself. The same can be said for the Buddhist temples in Bangkok, especially temple-complexes like the Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun. Visit the Safari World for a chance to see regional animals and endangered species. For families and couples, an evening spent at Asiatique Mall would be an evening well spent. Get into that Ferris wheel and get a bird's eye view of Bangkok, as it sits beside the river.
Phi Phi Islands:Equidistant from both Phuket and Krabi, roughly 46 kilometres from each side, this is a stimulating destination for any beach lover. Here is a collection of pristine islands that offer spectacular natural sceneries and a relaxing ambience far from the maddening crowds. Spend the entire week snorkelling, boating, and diving into crystal clear waters.
Wat Rong Khun:What was once considered a cult classic among travellers is now considered to be the all-time favourite Buddhist Temple in the country. The entire temple is white and strikes a majestic pose in the backdrop of the water pond adjacent to it. It currently serves as an art gallery, in addition to being a regular temple.
Wat Phra Kaew:As a centre of religious activities and learning, as a museum for housing relics, and as an institute for passing down doctrines and relevant practices, this temple retains paramount importance as the nucleus of Buddhist teachings in Thailand. Set amongst picturesque towers, white elephant statues and a long-running white wall, this is a large-scale temple complex that is both an architectural marvel and a place of humble devotion. For decades, it has attracted monks and spiritualists from all across the globe. Tourists get acquainted with the religious practices and customs of the Buddhists while they are at it and see if they can find some closure after all.
Phuket:Phuket offers the best beach experience in the whole of Thailand and provides the best resort accommodations to that end. Patong is a beach resort hub famous for its characteristic crescent beach and buzzing nightlife. Apart from beaches, of which there are several (Karon Beach, Hat Kata Noi and Kamala Beach among others), Phuket is also home to Wat Chalong (Buddhist temple) and Phuket FantaSea (theme park).
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