Thailand In April: Weather, Where To Go & What To Do?
When summer temperatures soar and become unbearable in India, it is time for a vacation. Cooler, European countries seem like a good idea, but if you want a change from where the whole world is travelling, try the tropical country of Thailand.
In April, Thailand can get hot during the day but it is pleasant at night. In addition, the country is well adapted to the summer heat. With all-round air conditioning in hotels, taxis, and malls, it is easy for tourists to enjoy the country. Plus, you can explore the off-beaten tracks and popular places without hoards of tourists and long queues everywhere you go.
Popular destinations, scuba diving, and sightseeing there’s plenty you can do in Thailand in April. Just take a look at what all you can do there:
Temperature In April
In a nutshell, April is hot in the tropical countries. However, northern and north-eastern parts of Thailand have extremely high temperatures, reaching 40*C in the day. The central part is slightly less hot but can be quite humid in anticipation for the monsoon.
The ideal place to visit would be southern Thailand that is dry and pleasant as compared to the rest of the country, with maximum temperatures reaching 32*C. The southwest coast enjoys a cool 26*C temperature, with beautiful underwater clarity, making it ideal for scuba enthusiasts.
Where To Go In April
If you’re planning a trip to the country of smiles, then here’s how you should plan your itinerary.
The capital city is a must-visit for all travellers who visit Thailand. Being in the central part of the country, you can unwind with medium to high temperatures here in the city. In addition, the city has air conditioning everywhere for the convenience of tourists. You can even visit Pattaya, which is three hours away from the city to relax on the beach. The sun is less harsh as compared to other northern beaches in the country.
You should plan your days mostly indoors, at places such as the opulent Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew – the shrine of the reclining Buddha, the cool riverside temple of Wat Arun. You can even shop for local goodies at Khao San Road and Chatuchak Weekend Market.
The province of Phuket has something for everyone. It has stunning beaches, rain forest, and beautiful mountains. In Phuket, you can visit the city museum, historical monuments, beaches like Patong beach, Karon beach, the Big Buddha’s statue, and many more. If you’re travelling with family, you can pick a relatively cooler day beforehand by checking the temperature and you can plan a visit to the Phuket FantaSea cultural theme park too.
Koh Phi Phi
Just a short boat ride from Phuket is Koh Phi Phi, which has attracted hoards of tourists due to its Hollywood fame. You can unwind here by exploring different beaches as well as Tonsai village to understand the roots of Thailand’s local life.
Koh Samui is a place that accommodates travellers with all kinds of budget. In the slow tourist season of April, it gets even cheaper. Here you will find people of different cultures and from all over the world wherever you go. Find beaches of all shapes and sizes, whether you want a more private space or one with water sports and more people. You can visit the Secret Buddha Garden, the Big Buddha Temple, and the night market at Fisherman’s Village Walking Street.
From limestone cliffs to some of the world finest beaches, Krabi is a must-see when in Thailand. To unwind in the hot weather, visit the Mu Ko Lanta and Than Bok Khorani national parks. Plus, you can soak in the nature at Khao Yai and Ao Luek Tai waterfalls. You can even cool down at the Krabi Tiger Cave Temple, Wat Kaew Korawaram, and Wat Sai Thai.
Koh Phangan is famous for its full moon parties and attracts people from across the world. In April, these parties can be a real respite for those roaming around all day, exploring the venue when the temperatures soar high. Rent a bike here to explore the venue to its fullest.
If you are a scuba diving enthusiast then Koh Tao has to be on your bucket list when taking a trip to Thailand in April. It has the best and cheapest scuba diving services in the entire country. You can even try a few adventure sports such as cliff jumping and zip-lining while you are here.
Events & Festivals In April
Entire Thailand takes a break to cool off during the Songkran Festival. It is an annual festival that takes place between April 13th to 15th every year to celebrate the traditional New Year in the country. It started as a Buddhist tradition to sprinkle water as a symbol of purification in the New Year. But now it has become an event where people drink, dance, and play fun games. So if you are planning a trip during April, attending this festival would be a great addition.
You can celebrate this water festival at various places in Thailand. The best and the wettest would be in Chiang Mai, as it has people from all over the world coming together to celebrate the local festival here. Other popular destinations for this festivals are Bangkok and Pattaya.