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Thailand in November
Written by Deekshitha Reddy on November 16, 2022 Share on

Thailand in November – A Complete Guide to an Incredible Thailand Trip

Thailand, a beautiful country in Southeast Asia is one of the most loved tourist destinations in the world. This is due to its picturesque coasts, which are lined with beautiful beaches and azure lagoons. In November, Thailand is just as awe-inspiring as ever. It is one of the finest months to visit for C perfect vacation. It has the best to offer with regards to the weather and attractions. You certainly wouldn’t want to miss the majestic beaches, spectacular water sports, pleasant weather and traditional festivals & attractions during this month. As November marks the end of the rainy season in Thailand, what could be a more perfect time for your getaway? Now, let me take you through the things you must know to explore Thailand in November.

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Weather in Thailand in November

I’m sure most of you would agree that weather and seasons are the two most important parameters to consider while planning a vacation. On that note, the weather in Thailand in November is tranquil and soothing. It begins to become chilly throughout the country as the rainy season has just ended. Although the southern peninsula of Thailand may experience a spell of rainfall, it spans not more than five days. Hence, you would experience splendid weather during this month. The temperature in central Thailand is around 20°C during this time of the year. November also marks the beginning of the peak season wherein tourists gradually start flying in.

Weather in Thailand in November
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What to Pack for Thailand in November

Here is a list of items that you should carry with you on your Thailand trip from India, check out –

  • Light clothes
  • Warm clothes
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Footwear
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical kit
  • Caps, Hats and Sunglasses
  • Electronic items: Camera, laptop, charger, etc

Crowd and Expenses in Thailand in November

Considering November is the shoulder season in Thailand, the crowd gradually escalates by the end of the month. During the rainy season as there’s no much crowd, the cities are ghosted. The ghost town feels slowly fading away especially in the Central and Northern parts of the country during this month. However, the months that follow have more crowd inflow, than in November.

Naturally, when the inflow of tourists increases as the peak season begins, there’s a surge in the costs as well. Depending on the place and type of hotel you prefer to stay in, the cost will vary. However, some of the less explored places would still offer a better deal in November.

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Travel Tips for Thailand

  • Thailand’s currency is called the Thai Baht which is approximately 30 baht to 1 USD.
  • You will face no language barrier as many people also speak English.
  • You can find ATMs almost everywhere.
  • The main two seasons of Thailand are the rainy season and the dry season.
  • Beware of Thailand scams such as fake baht scams, gem scams and more

Things to do in Thailand in November

As the weather in Thailand is pleasant and in favour at all times in November, you could really explore any place that you wish to. However, here are some of the interesting picks and must-do things in Thailand.

1. Go Shopping – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market  

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
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The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located in the southwest and about 100 kilometres from Bangkok. These floating markets are very popular in Thailand and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the one that attracts majority of tourists. This place is overwhelming as it gives a unique shopping experience. You will find all the canals in this region clustered with boats. The sellers have a wide range of exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers that you can purchase. This is a must-do on your vacation to Thailand in November. This is also a perfect spot for all the photographers to capture the culture and tradition of Thailand. Make sure you visit this market between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

2. Go Exploring – The Grand Palace

Grand Palace Thailand
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Make sure to visit the dazzling Grand Palace if you’re travelling to Thailand in November. This is another must-do thing on your trip to this country. The palace was home to the Thai Kings for about 150 years and is of utmost significance to Malaysian history and heritage. You can also visit Wat Phra Kaew, the “Temple of the Emerald Buddha” which is one of the impressive buildings inside the palace. The entry fee for the palace is about 500 Bhat per person. Make sure to visit the place between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

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3. Go Look Over the Capital City – Sathorn Unique Tower

Sathorn Unique Tower Thailand
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Sathorn Unique Tower is an unfinished skyscraper in Bangkok. However, this has become a tourist hotspot over the years as the building stands tall in the heart of the city. Imagine overlooking the delightful city from the top of this masterpiece. Doesn’t it sound exciting? Well, I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss visiting this unique tower. Especially if you’re travelling to Thailand in November, when the sky is clear, this is a must-visit. Keep your cameras handy to capture the stunning views of the city and make sure to visit the place between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Places to Visit in Thailand in November

Places to Visit in Thailand in November
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The weather in November being favourable and pleasant makes it a perfect time to explore any place in the country. If you’re someone who enjoys nature and adventure, the Khao Yai National Park is a must-visit. It is the first national park in Thailand that offers a scenic waterfall and hike in the wild. For all the adventure sports junkies out there, Phuket and Krabi islands should be on your list. Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi island and Koi Samui are the other places you could visit to enjoy snorkelling, paragliding and other spectacular water sports. The Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai and the Elephant nature park are other major attractions in town. Wat Pho, the “Temple of the reclining Buddha” is another major attraction just 5 minutes away by foot from the Grand Palace. All these attractions in Thailand in November would undoubtedly leave you in awe. Read through to know about the places to visit in Thailand in detail.

1. Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in November. This national park is sprawled for about 2000 square kilometres and is one of the first established in Thailand. The Khao Yai National Park happens to be the third largest in the whole land of Thailand. Bangkok is mostly where your flight will land and this park is highly accessible from the capital city. This national park has a waterfall nestled amidst it which accentuates the beauty of this place. You will be able to hike, witness wildlife, be one among nature making you forget the hassles of a busy life. Truly a gem in Thailand is Khao Yai National Park. Try not to miss visiting this place. 

Khao Yai National Park
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2. Koh Samui

Koh Samui is one of the must visit islands in Thailand. The luxurious amenities are intricately designed and you deserve all the luxury these upscale places have to offer. From high end restaurants to world class spas, your vacation in Thailand needs Koh Samui. This is the second largest island in Thailand. Located in the gulf of Thailand, this place is all you need to spend an affordable getaway vacation. Try not to miss this place in your Thailand in November itinerary. You will have the best memories made for you. Also, unarguably this is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Thailand for you to consider. Hence, if you are looking for an affordable honeymoon yet you want a posh island feel, Koh Samui is the place for you. 

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3. Hua Hin

Hua Hin is undoubtedly the best getaway you were waiting for. This is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in November. The kings and queens from history knew this place as a chillout spot to spend their vacation here. From then, it is one of the best places to visit in Thailand if you are looking for a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of your routine. This place is located just near Bangkok and hence is highly accessible. The Maruekhathaiyawan palace is a must visit here. Cicada Market is made for the shopaholic in you. In short, Hua Hin is synonymous with tourism.

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Hua Hin
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4. Phuket

Located in Southern Thailand, this is yet another beautiful city to visit in Thailand in November. Nestled in the heart of the Andaman sea, this is the largest island in Thailand. You will find Phuket automatically making into your itinerary as this is a place which no travellers wanted to miss. This is one of the best places to snorkel and dive in thailand. The beauty of this place is highlighted by the pristine blue waters, golden sands, amazing resorts and spicy Thai cuisine – which is a not to be missed one. Phuket is an expensive part of Thailand and if you are looking to spend a luxurious vacation, this place is absolutely made for you. 

Phuket, Places to Visit in Thailand in November
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5. Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is one of the most beautiful places that history has given us. The ruins you will witness here is the most preserved and mesmerizing scene across the whole of Asia. Ayutthaya is a UNESCO world heritage site. From temple ruins to biking activities to caring elephants to getting confused as to where to visit, Ayutthaya is never disappointing. The Wat Chaiwatthanaram, is a must visit in Ayutthaya historical park in Thailand in November. Wat Ratchaburana , Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mahathat and the national museum are the best recommendations to include in your Thailand itinerary. 

Ayutthaya, Places to Visit in Thailand in November
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Events and Festivals in Thailand in November

1. Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong , Events in Thailand in November
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Loi Krathong is the biggest, brightest and most beautiful festival in Thailand. This festival is celebrated by the natives of Thailand to mark the end of the rainy season. It is celebrated on full moon day in Thailand in November. At sunset, the folks gather around the rivers and bridges and let the lit lanterns fly up in the air. They also let the followers float in the water. The festival is a notable celebration in Chiang Mai, Bangkok and other major cities.

2. Lopburi Monkey Festival

This festival is also called the “Monkey Banquet” and is celebrated in Lopburi town. This is another notable festival during the month of November. The villagers gather around this town and the monkeys are let loose on the centre table that is filled with fruits and sticky rice. This is done to pay homage to the monkeys of the town.

3. Surin Elephant Round-Up

The Surin Elephant Round-Up is yet another cultural festival celebrated in Thailand in November. This is similar to the monkey banquet wherein the elephants are honoured during this festival. The villagers gather in the town of Surin and surround the elephants to celebrate. Various activities like the elephant parade and competitions amongst the elephants take place.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Thailand in November

1. Is November a good time to visit Thailand?

November is a good time to visit Thailand as the weather is perfect to explore the country with cool winds and not much sun. Visit beaches, temples, mountains, theme parks and explore Thailand like never before!

2. What currency is used in Thailand?

Thai baht is the currency used in Thailand.

3. Which city should I visit in Thailand in November?

Visit Phuket, Ayutthaya, Bangkok or Koh Samui in Thailand to experience amazing vibes and have a wonderful Thailand holiday.

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