Thailand is well-known for its tropical beaches and islands that attract thousands of visitors every year. Romantic boat cruises with an amazing shopping experience make the place popular for a relaxing holiday. Like many other, visiting Thailand in January was in our bucket list. We wanted to explore a vibrant beach destination and what could have been better than Thailand. Our wonderful tour comprised of places including Phuket, Krabi and Bangkok. Read more to know about the spectacular experience we had on our trip to the Land of smiles.
Details Of Our Trip To Thailand In January
Trip Cost: INR 51,500/-
No. Of People: 2
Trip Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Inclusions: Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges, Airfare, Cab, Airport transfers, Breakfast
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Visa fees, Honeymoon suppliments, Insurance
Our Trip To Thailand In January Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Krabi
Day 2: Krabi 4 Island by Speedboat or longtail boat
Day 3: Phi Phi Island tour by cruise
Day 4: Arrival in Bangkok and Chaopraya Princess Dinner Cruise
Day 5: Safari World and Marine Park
Weather In Thailand In January
January is one of the best months of the year to visit Thailand as the weather conditions are favourable throughout the country. Thailand weather in January remains at an average low of 22°C whereas the average high comes in at 32°C. It is the perfect time to explore Thailand on foot as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.
5 Amazing Experiences Of Thailand In January
These are some of the stunning experiences we had on our trip to Thailand in January. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Thailand, often referred to as “Land of smiles”.
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1. Explore The Phi Phi Island Tour
More than we heard about the stunning beauty of the Phi Phi island, the experience of witnessing it was incomparable. The island is known for its exotic beaches and fun-filled adventure activities like snorkelling and swimming. At Phi Phi Ley Island, there are a lot of sightseeing options around Maya Bay, Pileh Bay, Loh Samah Bay and Viking Cave to experience the blue crystal clear water. We enjoyed to the core relaxing with colourful tropical fishes at Coral Bay. Phi Phi island tour by cruise was indeed a wonderful experience for us.
2. Exciting Krabi-Four-Island Tour
4 island tour by longtail boat is a must-visit when you are travelling to Thailand in January. It was super fun to enjoy snorkelling at Chicken Island. We had lip-smacking Thai traditional lunch on the island followed by fries and beer. The beer ping pong drinking games at one of the cafes added to the fun. We spent the rest of the time relaxing on the island soaking up the sun.
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3. Bangkok’s Attractions At Night
On the 4th day of our 5 days in Thailand, we indulged in shopping in Bangkok during the day. Witnessing Bangkok’s attractions at night on the famous Chao Phraya dinner cruise was one of a kind experience for us. For anyone looking to have a luxury and an ideal romantic setup, this is one of the best things to do while in Bangkok. We enjoyed our dinner which included a wide range of Thai dishes to international food along with Indian buffet choice as well while the melodious singer played the soft pop and jazz song. There are many photo opportunities as well of the famous Bangkok historical structures and religious monasteries.
On the same day, we also visited Soi cowboy, which is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bangkok at night. The entertainment district is brightly lit and colourful with music playing out loud.
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4. A Day At The Famous Safari World
Another fascinating place we visited on our Thailand travel in January was the marine world and safari park in Bangkok. There were many shows like dolphin show, crocodile show taking place there which kept our excitement intact. Visiting the famous park was truly a lifetime memory for us.
On the same day, we spent a lot of time around Sukhumvit area which is a hub for shopping, eating and experiencing the vibrant nightlife of the city.
5. A Food Lover’s Delight
The best thing about holidaying in Thailand is you can easily find Indian cuisine here. Our most memorable experience was at Ao nang beachside cafes and at the night market where we thoroughly enjoyed food and beers. There is quite a lot of variety which these street food stalls offer at a reasonable rate.
Our Hotel In Thailand In January
In Krabi, we stayed at Srisukhsant Ao nang beach and Poonsiri resort while our point of stay in Bangkok was Holiday Inn Express Sukhumvit 11. Properties at both these places were really good. The rooms were spacious and the staffs were friendly in all hotels. We kept our luggage in the hotel luggage room on the last day and asked the staff to open the same for us multiple times and they were kind enough to do so. Food is very different in Thailand from all other countries but breakfast in the hotels we stayed had multiple options which never disappointed us.
Food In Thailand In January
Thailand is a heaven for food lovers. We mainly had many street foods in Ao nang Krabi as we wanted to explore street food. We even visited Ao Nang night market area which is again an open food court. The beach walk area at Ao nang offers an open place to eat with live cooking stalls. It was an awesome experience to try fruit shakes, beers and seafood not from the menu, but selecting directly from the stall. We even tried burgers, pancakes, seafood, pork and many other things at an affordable price.
While in Bangkok we visited the night cruise where the dinner was exceptional. On other days of our stay in Bangkok, we went to Chinese restaurants in China town area and Sukhumvit area where the food was deliciously amazing. If you want to stick to Indian cuisine, fret not, there are tons of Indian restaurants serving Indian cuisine only. Also, don’t forget to try pork, spring rolls, pancakes, some seafood and other similar items.
Shopping In Thailand In January
Shopping in Thailand is a paradise for all the shopaholic out there. This was on our to-do list and Bangkok and Krabi shopping didn’t disappoint us. The Indira square market is simply awesome in Bangkok. Sukhumvit street market is no less and same goes for Ao nang night market and Ao nang beachside market. Ao nang beachside market is so huge that we weren’t able to cover the whole area on foot even in 3 hours.
Some of the best things to shop include cheap electronics like the first copy of speakers, clothes, women purses, travel bags and more.
Tips For Thailand Travel In January
Below are a few Thailand travel tips for future travellers planning their trip.
1. Krabi is truly sensational and therefore never skip travelling to Krabi on your trip to Thailand.
2. Phuket and Pattaya are more or less the same, so you can skip one or the other.
3. Keep your passports in the hotel lockers and just carry copies of the same while roaming around.
4. Don’t miss out the unique Thai cuisines and snorkelling experience in the open sea.
5. Do visit the popular red-light areas just for the great outer experience.
6. For Visa on arrival, as soon as you land, go and stand in the line while your partner can prepare the documents in order to save time.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
We had an incredible experience with Traveltriangle on our trip to Thailand in January. There are a few hiccups here and there, but if you are travelling internationally and have calling number, you can always reach out to your travel advisor and they will sort out any confusions or issues.
We were quite satisfied with their services and this was my 4th trip with Traveltriangle and I don’t think I need to mention any further about how it went.
Are you also thinking of going to Thailand in January? Take down some tips from our travel experience and start planning your own trip to Thailand. You can have a look at the exciting deals on Traveltriangle website and get the itinearies customized according to your need. We promise you won’t regret your trip to Thailand and come back with beautiful memories for a lifetime.
Common Queries You May Have About Visiting Thailand In January
A. January is one of the coolest months of the year in Thailand. Since Thailand is located close to the north of the equator, the country has tropical weather all year round which means that the temperature in January is only a bit lower than the hottest months.
A. If you’re going to Thailand in January, you’ll be in the northeastern monsoon season, which experiences rain than the southwestern monsoon. Even if it rains in January it’s for a short time.
A. The currency of Thailand is Thai Baht. The best options for Indians travelling to Thailand is to convert INR to USD here in India.
A. The tropical climate and good beaches are enough to make any country popular. Thailand has some exotic beaches, great culture, famous history, good infrastructure, best restaurants, yummy street food which attracts tourist from all across the world.
A. Make sure you pack slip-on shoes, a water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, rain gear, a sweater or sweatshirt, warm weather clothing, hiking shoes and a converter regardless of the time of year.
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