Just wondering if anyone can help me - I am travelling from Bangkok to singapore during november, and would like to take the train down through Thailand. I have discovered that the train is more toward the gulf coast, and that it will be wet there at that time. I would also like to visit Koh Samui and Hat Rin. My question is: is it too wet to enjoy this trip at all, and should we re-route to the Andaman coast, or is it still ok to visit these places in early nov?
Thanks in advance!
thailand is nice all year round.
rainy season is usually over by November
If you are travelling Thailand the best and "cheapest", fastest and easyest way to travel is by bus as you see more and jump off as and when!!!!!!!!!!! and a bus station is in every town.
Lonely Planet SE Asia has lots of great advice for your journey.
Weather come Nov has a little rain but if it does it only lasts for an hour so enjoy your trip and have a great time.
al de bes
Just to differ with the previous two posts, November is actually the wettest month of the year on Ko Samui (and the other gulf islands of Ko Tao and Ko Pha Ngan). It may not rain all day every day, but expect some rain.
Hope that helps
What about Chiang Mai and Ayuthaya?
You can bundle Ayuthaya with Bangkok as far as weather is concerned. Both of which are drying out by November. Same goes for Chiang Mai. I'm basing my comments on the climate data and charts here. The data used to make those charts was supplied to me by the Thai Meteorological Dept.
Hope that helps
people said it would rain on koh tao when we were there. just spent a week there and it rained one night only! just go for it. if it rains it rains. all i can say is, it didnt rain for us despite what people said. you never know. rain doesnt last long when it does come down though.
have fun. try out koh tao for less touristy island near samui and pha-ngan
The rainy season is about finished here on the West Coast in Phuket around the end of November. Then the tourists will start visiting the West Coast instead of the East Coast due to the change in weather. The rates for the hotels and occupancy will increase rapidly into the peak season of December and January. After November or primarily after February would be the best time to visit the Phuket, Phi Phi and Krabi areas. Feel free to contact me as a local resident if there is any way that I can help with your advance travel plans.
Regards From Phuket
Richard & Megumi
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