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what does "high season" mean in thailand

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1. Posted by ahernster (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

please can someone explain what does high season mean? is it more expensive? if so by how much? also is it a bad idea to travel in the high season. thanks

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

'High Season' is just the more popular times to visit Thailand or Southeast Asia(SEA) in general. When the weather turns cold in Europe, many flee winter and head for the warm climes of Thailand. This is roughly from Nov-March. The busiest times would be the holiday period of a few weeks before Christmas to a few weeks after New Year.

The prices of rooms are usually more expensive during 'high season' because many hotels/guesthouses are fully booked. Simple case of supply/demand. Prices generally start to soften in late March-April. 'Low season' in SEA is during the rainy months. June-Sept. Rooms prices usually fall as there are fewer visitors around and competition to fill their rooms lead to lower prices.

Prices in high season maybe 25% more than you would pay during low season, or more. Depends on supply/demand. Many like high season as the weather is the best during these months. Sunny, but not blazing hot yet and generally not much rain. I hope this helps you make a decision to travel to SEA when you can. Good Luck.

3. Posted by ahernster (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Thank you mate, 25% may sound like alot but its a very inexpensive country to visit anyway. i should be fine on £600 for 3 weeks (I hope) :P