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Bangkok in May
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 10, 2022 Share on

Bangkok in May: Weather, Places to visit and much more!

Thailand’s hustling-bustling capital city has a lot to offer to its visitors. Bangkok is an amazing place to explore the ancient culture, traditions and architectural heritage of Thailand also, not to forget the modern 5-star restaurants, magnificent malls and stunning skyscrapers. Bangkok in May experiences high weather temperatures inviting less no. of tourists to the city. It can be a good time to visit in terms of less crowd, cheaper accommodations and economical airfares. Visit this stunning city to experience the real side of Thailand but before that check out this blog having detailed information about Bangkok and have a stress-free vacay.

 

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Weather in Bangkok – May

The weather in Bangkok in the month of May is heat and humidity, however, the temperatures are marginally more comforting than in April. In terms of statistics, the daily average temperature measures around 30°C (86°F) with a maximum of 34°C (93°F) and a minimum of 26°C (79°F). There are around 17 to 20 days of precipitation in May but still, you can experience warm and humid weather during the day.

  • Temperature: 30°C (86°F)
  • High Temperature: 34°C (93°F)
  • Low Temperature: 26°C (79°F)
  • Sunshine Hours: 8 
  • Rainfall: 180 
  • Rainfall Days: 17 

Also read: Bangkok in January: A Complete Guide

Bangkok in May
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What to Pack for Bangkok in May

May is the official start of Bangkok’s rainy season so while packing for Bangkok in May remember to pack your water-proof gear as there is a 60 to 65% chance of rain. Pack light coloured and summer attire for your thrilling vacay including t-shirts, tops, blouses, shorts, capris, jeans, skirts, rompers, dresses and anything you feel comfortable in. To fight the heat you will need to carry sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, a hat and an umbrella (for both heat and rain). 

Also read: 15 Souvenirs To Bring Back From Thailand: Remember Thai Forever!

Places to Visit in Bangkok in May

1. Wat Hua Lamphong

This beautiful Wat (temple) attracts a lot of tourists because of its classic Thai design and also being home to a number of shrines. It is a mesmerising Royal Buddhist Temple located in the Bang Rak District (7-8 km from Bangkok). Wat Hua Lamphong represents the unique Thai culture and traditions making it a perfect place to find peace and positivity. 

  • Address: Si Phraya, Bang Rak
  • Timing: Open 24 hours
Wat Hua Lamphong
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2. The Grand Palace

Being a residence of the royal people for many generations the palace is located in the heart of city offering the best city views. For more than 150 years, this spectacular palace was home to the Thai King, the Royal court and the administrative seat of government. This historical place also houses an old and popular Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew. The Grand Palace is a must-visit attraction in the city, so don’t miss it on your Bangkok trip in May.

  • Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon
  • Timing: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (everyday)
  • Entry Fees: TBH 500 (INR 1,120)

Also read: Guide to Visiting The Grand Palace in Bangkok – The Royal Residence

3. Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Interested in exploring the stunning underwater world? Who isn’t? The Sea Life is an underground aquarium housing plenty of marine creatures. It is located underneath the Siam Paragon mall, which is a famous mall in Bangkok. The aquarium covers an area of 110,000 sq. ft and also hosts different themed sections. This place is exciting not only for kids but also for adults.

  • Address: B2 Floor, Siam Paragon Building, B1, 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan
  • Timing: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (everyday)
  • Entry Fees: Adults: THB 2820 (INR 6,318) & Children: THB 2420 (INR 5422) (approx.)
Places to Visit in Bangkok in May
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4. Terminal 21

It is another popular place to visit. Terminal 21 is an airport inspired mall where you can shop from Tokyo, San Francisco and many other places by just being in one place. The mall has various sections with whimsical themes, which you surely won’t regret visiting. With many luxury brands and 5-star restaurants, it is a great place to visit in Bangkok in May. 

  • Address: 88 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Khlong Toei Nuea, Thawi Watthana
  • Timing: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (everyday)

Also read: Terminal 21 In Bangkok: A Visit To World Cities Themed Shopping Mall

5. Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is a very famous public park in Bangkok which is named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha. A perfect place to have a picnic and make some good memories. You can visit this park in the evening to relax and explore a wide range of flora and fauna. Moreover, you can participate in aerobics, rowing, paddle boats and many more such activities.

  • Address: 192 Wireless Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan
  • Timing: 5:00 am – 10:00 pm (everyday)
Lumpini Park
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Best places to stay in Bangkok

  • Best hotels in Bangkok for –
    • Families: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Santiburi Koh Samui, Chatrium Hotel Riverside, JW Marriott Hotel, Montien Riverside Hotel and Akyra Thonglor
    • Couples: Amara Bangkok Hotel, Chatrium Hotel Riverside, Vera Nidhra, Anajak Hotel, Park Hyatt and Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn 
    • Budget-Friendly Stays: Movenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15, Shama Lakeview Asoke, Fraser Suites Sukhumvit and Amari Watergate Hotel
    • Luxurious Stays: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Shangri-La, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Pullman Bangkok King Power and Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

Also read: Bangkok – a city with something for everyone!

Best places to stay in Bangkok
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bangkok in May

1. What is the weather like in Bangkok in May?

The weather in Bangkok in the month of May is heat and humidity, however, the temperatures are marginally more comforting than in April. In terms of statistics, the daily average temperature measures around 30°C (86°F) with a maximum of 34°C (93°F) and a minimum of 26°C (79°F). There are around 17 to 20 days of precipitation in May but still, you can experience warm and humid weather during the day.

2. Why should I visit Bangkok?

Bangkok is a place where you can find everything including ancient temples, cultural heritage, bustling streets, cheering nightlife, magnificent malls and so much more. This city has everything for everyone, visit and explore it to the fullest.

3. What is the meaning of Wat?

Wat means a Buddhist monastery or temple in Thailand.

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