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Thailand in February
Written by Priyadharshini P on June 12, 2021 Share on

Thailand In February 2023 – A Complete Guide For A Hassle Free Trip!

Planning a Thailand Trip this February? It is one of the best months to visit Thailand. You must never miss enjoying their spectacular weather, traditional festivals, magnificent palaces, majestic beaches, and much more. The most famous Chiang Mai Flower Festival comes in February which is a vibrant 3-day celebration full of parades and dance performances. Thailand is a destination that appeals to every tourist’s interests irrespective of their age. The breathtaking coastlines dotted with stunning beaches and sapphire lagoons explain why Thailand has been a popular tourist destination over the years. There are plenty of unique sites and activities to discover and enjoy in Thailand. Let’s have a look at some of the best things to know about Thailand to plan an awesome vacation this February.

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Thailand in February – An Overview

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The most famous Chiang Mai Flower Festival comes in February which is a vibrant 3-day celebration full of parades and dancing. You can enjoy the best weather in February. This is one of the peak seasons for tourism and so you should pre-book your travel and accommodations months prior to having a hassle-free trip. However, February comes at the end of the Christmas season so there could be less crowd at some places. You can experience a slight increase in rain, everywhere from Bangkok north, while in the South the chance of rain will recede even further. The temperature will remain oscillating around the low 20s to low 30s. February is a pretty lovely month to visit and to explore the Thai culture and wonderful traditions. Try exploring the best snorkelling and other activities happening here.

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Weather in Thailand in February

In February the weather in Thailand is warm, however, it’s much chilly than other months of the year. In Bangkok, for instance, the capital averages lows of about 73 degrees Fahrenheit and highs around 91 degrees. The northern city of Chiang Mai is surrounded by mountains, has got similar daytime highs, though the evenings dip down to about 61 degrees. There’s almost no rain at all during the month of February in any part of the central and northern regions. Down on the Kra Isthmus in the southern part of the country, the beaches can have mild drizzles. Highs in Koh Samui hover around 86 degrees while Phuket and other towns along the Andaman Sea reach about 90 degrees. However, we would suggest you check the weather before your departure and also during your travel to plan a perfect itinerary.

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What to Wear in Thailand in February

You can experiment with your clothing styles in February as this month is between the cool and hot seasons. Get ready to experience warm days with cool nights. You can wear t-shirts, long sleeve clothes, light jackets, jeans, pants, dresses, coats, sandals, slippers, boots, shoes, and hats. Layer up, mismatch, and play with prints and don’t forget to carry a raincoat or an umbrella, just in case.

Best Places to Visit in Thailand in February

As February has got excellent weather you can explore any part of Thailand and have a great experience. If you are a beach lover, you can have fun snorkelling on the beaches. It is one of the few times of the year when both coasts experience the dry season at the same time. You can check out both Phuket and Koi Samui in one trip. Ko Chang, Krabi, and Phang-Nga are fantastic during this season. You can escape the crowds and visit various lesser-known gems of Thailand. Natural beauty like the Nakhon Ratchasima National Park has interesting cultures that resemble Laotian traditions. If you come to Pai you can and have adventurous treks and enjoy the scenic beauty of Pai Canyon. Never miss visiting places like the Grand Palace, Doi Suthep temple, floating markets of Pattaya, elephant valley Thailand sanctuary, and many more.

Best Places to Visit in Thailand in February
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Shopping in Thailand in February

There are plenty of fun and amazing markets in Thailand that have almost everything a tourist may need to buy at great prices. Here are some best markets to visit in Thailand and buy some great souvenirs as well.

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok
  • Rot Fai Market, Bangkok
  • Phuket Weekend Market, Phuket
  • Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Chiang Rai
  • Krabi Town Walking Street, Krabi
  • Cicada Market, Hua Hin
  • Asiatique The Riverfront, Bangkok
  • Tha Pae Sunday Walking Street, Chiang Mai

Events in Thailand in February

1. Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Chiang Mai Flower Festival, Events in Thailand in February
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This is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand. They are colourful and the streets are filled with flower vendors showing off their gorgeous flowers and orchids. The Chiang Mai’s Damask Rose can be seen everywhere and the residents place the yellow and white chrysanthemums near their houses. You can enjoy the amazing celebrations with parades and dancing and can get to know the Thai culture and traditions.

2. Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, Events in Thailand in February
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The Chinese new year also called the Spring festival is grandly celebrated with dragon parades, amazing fireworks, and acrobatic dance shows for almost one week. Never miss being a part of the beautiful dragon parades. The temples would be beautifully decorated and the streets would have stunning lanterns. A large variety of Chinese and local cuisines are sold here as part of the celebrations. Enjoy the mouth-watering earthy cuisine of Thai here. This is the time when families come together to spend some quality time and wish each other good luck. The celebrations are very much lively and there would be various fun activities for the full week. There will be various exciting activities the whole week. The majestic dragon parades show their unique culture and tradition. The total trip could be so awesome and this would be a great experience for you.

3. Makha Bucha

Makha Bucha, Events in Thailand in February
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On the full moon of the third lunar month, which often falls in February, Thai people celebrate Makha Bucha (also called Magha Puja). The public holiday honours the day that 1250 enlightened followers gathered with Buddha as early disciples. Every part of Thailand has got its unique beauty and style. Experience the Thai culture by planning a perfect trip. As February is a peak season, pre-book your vacation and enjoy your trip by exploring the majestic Thai culture and history.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Thailand in February

Is it worth it to visit Thailand in February?

Yes, February makes it a perfect time to visit Thailand because of the best weather conditions. It is a high-tourist season so you might find everything expensive and crowded. But to have the best deals plan your trip 2 to 3 months before and do the bookings in advance.

Where is Thailand located?

Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia and was historically known as Siam.

What is the official language of Thailand and do locals speak English?

Thai is the official language of Thailand and there are many people who know how to speak English so, you will not face any language issues.

How to reach Thailand from India?

The best option to reach Thailand from India is by booking a flight. There are many flights available between both the countries and a non-stop flight can make you reach in 4 to 5 hours only.

Excited right? So, pack your bags and experience the marvellous Thai culture this February for real. Enjoy the trip with lovely weather and explore the best and most unique places in Thailand. All you need to do is to head to the Pickyourtrail website and check on the amazing Thailand tour packages and Thailand honeymoon packages. In addition, download the Pickyourtrail app for a perfect vacation. Feel free to reach out to experts at Pickyourtrail and get ready to plan your dream gateway with your loved ones. So, why wait? Unwrap Thailand with Pickyourtrail!

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