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Bangkok in January
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 6, 2022 Share on

Bangkok in January: A Complete Guide

No doubt that Bangkok offers stunning sightseeing experiences, a cultural and traditional touch in the modern growing world and plenty of fun to its visitors. No surprise that the city has endless attractions with Thai influence attracting a lot of tourists yearly. So the main question is why visit Bangkok in January? The first month offers pleasant weather conditions which are perfect to wander the city and explore it without getting tired. Also, those who love the water can visit beaches and indulge in thrilling water sports activities. Be it a family trip, honeymoon trip or solo trip, Bangkok has stored everything for everyone. Read out these noteworthy topics and don’t make any delay in booking a Bangkok trip package to experience a perfect trip. 


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Weather in Bangkok in January

January is a pleasant as well as the busiest month in Bangkok. In terms of statistics, the average temperature in Bangkok in January lurks around 27°C (80.6°F). The location of Bangkok on the delta of the Chao Phraya River plays an important role in keeping the temperatures moderate. If you are a beach person who loves water sports activities, swimming and relaxing on the beach then January is the perfect time to visit Bangkok. 

  • Temperature: 26.5°C (80°F)
  • High Temperature: 32°C (90°F)
  • Low Temperature: 21°C (70°F)
  • Sunshine Hours: 9 
  • Rainfall: 10 mm
  • Rainfall days: 2 

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Bangkok in January
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What to Pack for Bangkok in January

Bangkok has tropical and moderate weather in January, so, pack light attire for your vacation. Pack some loose cotton tops and t-shirts and sheer blouses with bottoms including trousers, jeans, and knee-length capris and for special evenings you can wear a dress or romper. You might need a light sweater or a jacket for evenings as it might get a bit cold. Remember to wear full clothes for visiting temples and other religious places in Bangkok. 

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what to pack for Bangkok in January
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Places to Visit in Bangkok in January

1. Dream World Amusement Park

Great sunny day, pleasant weather and thinking what to do? Dream World Amusement Park is one of the best places to visit. This place is perfect for everyone, from kids to adults as there is everything for everyone. Indulge in various rides, and visit different zones, restaurants and shops. Kill your boring day by visiting the amusement park and making some great memories.

  • Address: 62, Moo 1, Rungsit-Ongkarak Road | Bang Yitho, Thanyaburi 12130
  • Timings: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (every day)

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2. Wat Arun, Bangkok

The most famous temple in Thailand is the Temple of the Dawn or Wat Arun. You just cannot miss this lovely temple on your Bangkok vacation in January. It towers 260 ft above the Chao Phraya River and offers some mind-blowing views of nature. If you want to do something adventurous then you can even climb the temple for views of the Grand Palace and beyond but with its narrow steps. Also, remember to be well dressed and to remove your footwear before entering the temple.

  • Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Wat Arun, Bangkok Yai 
  • Timing: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wat Arun, Bangkok
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3. Skywalk at MahaNakhon Observatory

Have you seen people walking on glass floors in tall buildings in viral videos? Want to try it? If yes, then visit MahaNakhon Observatory, Thailand’s tallest building. The SkyWalk is a 63 sq.m. glass tray floor which is 314 m above the city on the 78th floor. Do not miss this unique experience on your Bangkok trip in January.

  • Address: Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
  • Timings: 10:00 am – 12:00 am (every day)

4. Siam Park City

Another famous tourist attraction is Siam Park City. It is Thailand’s largest theme park with no dearth of fun activities. Participate in water rides and make your day worth it. This place is perfect for everyone and is definitely worth visiting on your trip to Bangkok in January. 

  • Address: 203, Suan Siam Rd, Khwaeng Khan Na Yao
  • Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (every day)

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5. Floating Market Bangkok

No one can miss the unique floating markets on their trip to Bangkok. The markets are heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, local food and so much more. Bangkok has various floating markets with different items to sell and different timings. You can have a guided boat tour to Bang Nam Pheung, Damnoen Saduak, Bang Khu Wiang and many more markets.

Floating Markets
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Festivals in Bangkok in January 

1. New Year’s Day

Bangkok celebrates New Year with a lot of fun and happening parties. There are plenty of parties such as moon parties, beach parties and street parties. It will give you a sheer amount of joy and understanding of how Thai people celebrate any event. 

2. Chinese New Year Festival

The Chinese New Year Festival is also celebrated in Thailand as a large Chinese population lives in Bangkok. You can plan a visit to Chinatown in the city and watch people dressed in traditional and streets decorated with lanterns. Indulge in Dragon parades, dance shows, firecrackers and enjoy the celebration and wish good luck to everyone.

Also read: 3 Thailand Flower Festivals That Will Brighten up your Day!

Chinese new year festival
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bangkok in January

How to travel in Bangkok?

You can get around by Skytrain or Metro because these options are fast, cheap and easy to navigate. You can also opt for buses or taxis but you might get stuck in traffic jams though.

What is the weather like in Bangkok in January?

January is a pleasant as well as the busiest month in Bangkok. In terms of statistics, the average temperatures lurk around 27°C (80.6°F).
Temperature: 26.5°C (80°F)
High Temperature: 32°C (90°F)
Low Temperature: 21°C (70°F)
Sunshine Hours: 9 
Rainfall: 10 mm
Rainfall days: 2 

Is Bangkok a safe destination for travelling?

Bangkok is considered to be a low threat for crime and a safe tourist destination. Petty theft (such as bag snatching) may take place in crowded areas, otherwise, it is safe to travel.


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