Thailand in the Fall – What to Expect
Thailand is a marvelous country located in Southeast Asia. This country is known for its beautiful cities, islands, mountains and much more. It is also one of the top destinations to visit for many people around the world as it has a lot to offer. The most popular time of year to visit is between November to April, but if you are looking to avoid the tourist crowds, you will want to stick to going around late fall. (Photo above via Wiroj Sidhisoradej)
Keep in mind that the rainy season for Thailand is between July to October, but the closer you visit towards the end of that timeline you will not be stuck with as much heavy rainfall. The later you go, the more comfortable the temperature will be and you can look forward to less rainy days on your trip.
More importantly, what are the more exciting activities to do in this country in autumn? While there does not seem to be too many major celebrations taking place, there are surely some amazing ones that can be a major highlight to your vacation!
Phuket Vegetarian Festival
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a nine-day celebration that involves honoring deities and gods by abstaining from eating meat and/or killing animals for food. It takes place usually around the ninth month of the Lunar calendar (falling around September/October) and brings hope of peace and good health for all who participate. (Photo via jcomp)
This holiday is celebrating similarly to how we celebrate it today. Although, the focus is not necessarily on trick-or-treating, but instead still includes dressing up in costumes and partying from October 30th to November 1st. While majority of the festivities are located along Khao San Road in Bangkok, many living in the region of Chiang Mai (north) also celebrate.
Loy Krathong/Yi Peng Lantern Festivals
The biggest events of all in Thailand are called the Loy Krathong (located in Bangkok) and Yi Peng (located in Chiang Mai) Lantern Festivals. In Bangkok, the festival involves releasing thousands of lanterns into the river. In Chiang Mai, you can see one of those bucket list moments where thousands of lanterns are released into the sky. This event is for participants to pray for a comfortable and peaceful future. Make sure that if you are visiting in mid-November, you do not miss this once in a lifetime experience! (Photo via Abby Kihano)