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Thailand in October
Written by Arunkumar P on June 21, 2021 Share on

Thailand In October – A Complete Pocket Guide For A Fun Thailand Trip

Stressed and irritated by staying at home for a long time and would like to have a fun-filled vacation and smile at the end of the day, The Land of Smiles Welcomes you, to Thailand a beautiful tourist destination located in South-East Asia. October is the start of the pleasant season to visit Thailand, plenty of festival events and places to visit you might be wondering when and what can you do if you are planning for a trip to Thailand in October. The below read would clarify all your questions and would set you ready for a trip.

An Overview

  1. Weather In Thailand in October
  2. How to Reach Thailand from India
  3. Crowds and Costs in Thailand in October
  4. What to Pack for Thailand in October
  5. Places to Visit in Thailand in October
  6. Things to Do in Thailand in October
  7. Travel Tips for visiting Thailand in October
  8. Events and Festivals in Thailand in October
  9. Frequently Asked Questions about Thailand in October

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Weather in Thailand in October

Weather in Thailand is a regional variant i.e. it can be a mixed bag of rain and sunshine, whereas in October’s second half mostly you can see sunshine. Along the same Lines visiting Bangkok in October is a good choice and also the nearby areas such as Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi. Rain would roughly be around 12-14 days and start dropping off in the Northern regions around Chiang Mai. As mentioned earlier second half would be an ideal time to visit Thailand and in terms of clothes you’ll have to pack warm clothes, jackets and casuals.

Weather in Thailand in October
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How to Reach Thailand from India

The best way to reach Thailand from India is by taking a flight as it is the quickest and most comfortable mode of transportation. The total distance between both countries is approximately 2475 km which is covered in 4 to 5 hours of non-stop flight. There are various flights available from the major Indian cities to Thailand’s major cities. Also, if you want to avail cheap flight ticket prices then book 3 to 4 months prior to your Thailand trip.

Crowds and Costs in Thailand 

Thailand sees very few crowds in October as the land experiences rain during the first half of the month, But the Weather doesn’t stop tourists at major attractions like Wat Pho or the Grand Palace in Bangkok where you could still experience lines during the visit. This makes the trip less expensive and you don’t have to nudge yourself all day during sightseeing. The Hotels and resorts slash their price as they consider it as the last month’s low season and you could get high room categories at slashed terms. In simple terms, if you can tolerate afternoon rain showers you’ll be able to have a crowd-less and less-expensive trip which makes it a great time to visit.

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What to Pack for Thailand in October

October is a rainy season which makes it necessary to pack a raincoat and umbrella. Other than this, pack long sleeves t-shirts, shirts, cotton tees, tank tops, shorts, pants, skirts and dresses. Do not forget the mosquito cream, sunscreen lotion, moisturiser and other related items. For footwear, pack shoes, sandals, flip-flops and boots and do not forget your electronic gear which includes your camera, chargers, laptop, etc.

Places to Visit in Thailand in October

October is the last month of the rainy season and might consistent rain. Rainfalls mostly happens in the afternoon time and it doesn’t last long. Being this taken into account you could still visit large parts of the country. the number of rainy days begins decreasing significantly in October so it’s a good time to visit Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Both the cities are recommended as they provide several indoor activities added to that Nightlife, Restaurants, Dining experience and shopping opportunities are great.

Additionally, both cities have sacred temples that are largely indoors. By visiting these two destinations you’ll have a pleasant trip as the afternoon rains can’t ruin your itinerary. Chiang Rai and Pai by the Myanmar boarders have scenic mountain locations in October you can enjoy the natural beauty with less crowd and price but heads-up the rains are pretty extensive on this side of the country and you should be okay getting wet in the rains. If you are someone adventurous and want to take a bet and experience the beaches, Beaches aren’t the best place to visit in October, Phuket on the west coast and Ko Samui on the east can be good options if you are willing to check out temples and day spas.

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1. Bangkok

This capital city is one of the must-visit places in Thailand in October. This place is known for its vibrant nightlife which is definitely not to be missed when you are in Thailand. The cultural landmarks here keep you engaged throughout your visit to this place. Spend a minimum of 3 days exploring everything about this city. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Wat Arun temple and the grandeur of the Grand Palace are definitely a must-visit in your Bangkok tour package. Thailand by itself is a very affordable destination. However, Bangkok is a bit pricier than other destinations. In an era where we hunt in search of Thai foods everywhere, get down to the streets and taste the best Thai cuisines here. Tom yum goong, Som tum, Tom kha kai, Gaeng daeng, Pad Thai are definitely worth trying. 

Bangkok, Places to Visit in Thailand in October
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2. The Island Trio

Since the month of October is the last month of the rainy season in Thailand, it is best to play the indoor game by visiting the temples and chilling out in resorts with fine spas and delicious Thai cuisine. 


This is the largest island in Thailand and hence turns out to be one of the busiest islands in Thailand. This island offers the best facilities for you to enjoy a luxurious vacation. Hit on the beach when it doesn’t rain. Luxurious resorts until you fall in love with the Thai style. High-end restaurants are just for you to do some fine dining. Visiting malls and satiating your shopping thirst is the best idea for your Phuket packages. Since this is an off-season you might hit exciting discounts.

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is one of the best islands to visit in this trios in Thailand in October.  Natural tourist places like the Khlong Chak waterfalls are a must-visit. The soft waters remind you of peaceful serenity. The emerald cave on Koh Muk, the snorkelling experience and the boat ride through the mangrove forests makes your vacation trip complete. Koh Lanta Yai is also the best recommendation if you love nature visits. 

Koh Lanta, Places to visit in Thailand in October
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Koh Samui

Koh Samui should definitely make it into the itinerary if you planning to visit Thailand in October. When Koh Samui is considered, it offers you a budget holiday while allowing you to experience every fun. The luxurious amenities are intricately designed just for you. Make sure to experience a luxurious spa here on your Koh Samui luxury holiday packages.

Koh Samui, Places to visit in Thailand in October
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3. Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is located in Northern Thailand. This is one of the major cities in Thailand which is one of the must visits. This is one of the must-include places to visit in Thailand in October. This city has the charm and warmth any traveller will get attracted to. Shopping and restaurants are synonymous words to this city. The Clock tower is one of the iconic monuments – a must-visit indeed. Phu Chi Fah gives a splendid view of the mountains and islands of Thailand. White temple, blue temple, Singha Park Chiang Rai, Ban Dam museum and Night bazaar are best recommendations.

Chiang Rai, Places to visit in Thailand in October
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Things to Do in Thailand in October

Irreceptive of the month and the time you travelling a must-visit place is the 150-foot-long reclining Buddha at the famous Wat Pho temple also called the Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, Other things to explore in terms of History is a stroll through Thailand’s royal history at the Grand Palace where centuries of kings, dating back to the Kings of Siam in the 1700s, lived and held court. Dining and shopping opportunities are great in Ekamai or Thonglor, and the famous MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong) mall. In Chiang Mai, Doi Suthep temple gives you great sunrise views and stroll through the Night Bazar in leisure.

Things to Do in Thailand in October
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Chiang rai located in the North is famous for the Elephant Valley Thailand sanctuary where you can watch packs of Magnificent elephants roaming in a natural setting, The sanctuary is the home for abused animals. In farther west, the town of Pai you can walk through the picturesque Pai Canyon and also have the option of checking out the Pam Bok Waterfall. Nearby, there are stalactites in the Tham Lod Cave (which consists of Doll Cave, Column Cave, and Coffin Cave. Always make sure to check the reports first because occasionally the caves become inaccessible when there’s heavy rain and mud.

What to Do in Thailand in October
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On the southern peninsula, conditions will be wet but during the breaks in the storms, perfect weather for activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and sea kayaking. The latter is extra special this time of year because the mangroves are lush and full of colour. You can visit Wat Chalong temple or see the Phuket FantaSea variety show which is indoor activity. On the east side, Ko Samui offers blue water for swimming and surfing, as well as places to get massages or take cooking classes.

Things to Do in Thailand in October
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Travel Tips for visiting Thailand in October

  • As October is a rainy season, do not forget to carry a mosquito repellent and a mosquito repellent cream to fight these blood-sucking insects.
  • While visiting any temples in Thailand wear proper attire to respect the Thailand culture and traditions.
  • Do not drink unfiltered water as finding clean water might become an issue and always carry a water bottle with you.
  • Take a tuk-tuk ride as it is one of the best Thailand experiences to have.
  • You can participate in diving but try to maintain distance from the south coast. There are various spots on the western coast where you can enjoy diving and many more interesting water sports activities.

Events and Festivals in Thailand in October

Awk Phansa is a Buddhist holiday known to mark the end of the rain retreat followed by a host of merit-making events. khatina robe ceremony is one of the most common ones that travellers to Thailand would see. Chong Para Festival in the Buffalo Racing Festival in Chonburi and Mae Hong Son are festivals around the kingdom that reflect the culture of that particular province. Wan Ok Phansa, Isan the northeastern part of Thailand, where Laotian traditions are strong, villagers celebrate the end of the three-month known locally as Vassa -Buddhist Lent with spectacularly illuminated boat processions.

These occur throughout Isan, Two Major places where the boat procession happens are on the Mekong River in the Nakhon Phanom Province and on the Mun River in Ubon Ratchathani. As part of the Taoist Lent period, The Vegetarian Festival falls in October. Phuket and Bangkok’s Chinatown are predominantly palaces where the Vegetarian festival is celebrated in Thailand. Celebrated by Thais of Chinese heritage, There are also local events held in several other locations including Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, and Trang.

Events and Festivals in Thailand in October
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thailand in October

Is October a good month to visit Thailand?

Yes, October is a good month to visit Thailand as it is the end of the rainy season but the weather remains romantic and lovely. It is perfect for sightseeing and wandering the streets of Thailand.

What are the temperatures in Thailand in October?

The average daily temperature (maximum) is around 31 C and the average daily temperature (minimum) is around 24 C. You can expect 158 mm of rain with 83% chances of humidity.

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