Averages for Bangkok in January
Bangkok is the popular capital city of Thailand and is home to around eight million people, which is over 12 percent of Thailandâ€™s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather. Winter is slightly cooler than other seasons, but there is still sunshine and warm temperatures. In January, the sun shines for at least 9 hours per day
Daily averages for January
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Averages for Bangkok in January
Bangkok is the popular capital city of Thailand and is home to around eight million people, which is over 12 percent of Thailand’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather. Winter is slightly cooler than other seasons, but there is still sunshine and warm temperatures. In January, the sun shines for at least 9 hours per day, with on average 2 days of rainfall during the month. Around 10mm of rain falls throughout January, with temperatures generally settling between 21°C and 32°C.
The daily average temperature for Bangkok is usually around 27°C, which is far higher than the majority of Europe. Those looking to visit Bangkok will appreciate the cooler temperatures and little rainfall at this time of year. The highest ever recorded temperature in January for this part of the world is 38°C with the lowest being 14°C. However, these temperatures are rare and you’ll normally find the weather is consistent with the averages.
The average sea temperature in January is normally around 28°C which is very warm and will be enjoyed by all. The average humidity for the resort is around 67% and caution is advised due to the warm temperatures. Ensure that you wear cool clothes, such as a t-shirt and shorts, and drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
Chao Phraya River Daylight
Where to stay
The Ariyasomvilla won the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2013 award and is ranked as one of the best hotels in Bangkok. Built in 1942 and still owned by the original family, the four star hotel has 24 rooms and suites, plus facilities, including a restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room, library, a meditation hall and underground parking. The hotel is located in the centre of Bangkok and room rates include Wi-Fi and a vegetarian breakfast. Located close to a range of amenities and attractions, this hotel is ideal for those that want to be at the centre of the action, without having to travel further afield to view what Bangkok has to offer.
Things to do
The city hosts the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations and is now a major force in finance and business, as well as being an international hub for healthcare and transport. Famed for vibrancy and decadence, Bangkok is a popular holiday destination that guarantees a good time to be had by all. Those searching for a variety of sight-seeing options will be pleasantly satisfied with what the city has to offer.
If you want to explore what the city has to offer then why not take a guided tour of the area. The Tuk Tuk small adventure tour is perfect for taking in the stunning views of the city. Beginning at the Viengtai Hotel, this four hour tour will take you by motorised rickshaw (known as Tuk Tuk) to the Amulet market, where you will discover traditional medicines and charms. You will also be able to explore the Wat Pho temple, which is the oldest in the city. Furthermore, you will stop by Phahurat market where you will be able to purchase little ornaments, accessories and local snacks.
You'll continue to Woeng Nakorn Kasem, which is known as the "thieves market". This market boasts second hand goods, such as decorative accessories and homewares.
Also on the itinerary is Wat Saket. A temple known as the Golden Mount. Climb to the very top of the monument for incredible views of Rattankosin Island.
Restaurants and nightlife
If you’re wanting to explore what Bangkok has to offer in terms of food, then you must try Nahm. One of Bangkok’s most well-known eateries, this restaurant is the best place to experience delicious Thai food. If you thought Thai food was relatively bland, then think again. Here, you’ll discover a range of vibrant dishes, alongside friendly service. Noted as one of the best restaurants in the world, Nahm should be on your list of places to visit while in the city. With beautiful, luxury décor and a calming environment, you’ll want to cherish every bite of your meal.
Dates to note
At the start of the month there is New Year Festival, which is celebrated with loud parties and fireworks across the city, and there is a strong Western influence in the festivities. Nearer the end of the month is the Don Chedi Memorial Fair, which takes place in Suphanburi, directly north of Bangkok, and features local exhibitions and entertainment. There is also the Chinese New Year Festival in January/February, where visitors can enjoy oriental festivities, including dragon parades, Chinese food and costumed dancers.