Bangkok Weather January Averages, Thailand
What's The Weather Like in Bangkok in January?
Bangkok is the busy capital city of Thailand. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather. January is the middle of the high season for Bangkok and the weather is hot and dry - though compared with usual temperatures in the city it's slightly cooler than usual.
How Hot Is Bangkok In January?
Does It Rain In January In Bangkok?
Sea Temperature and Humidity
The average sea temperature in January is normally around 28°C which is very warm and ideal for swimming. The average humidity for the city is around 67%.
Bangkok Hotels in January
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.
Bars and Restaurants
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.
Things to do in Bangkok in January
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.
Tuk Tuk Tour
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.
Dates to note
New Year Festival
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.
January events in Bangkok
New Year Festival
1st January 2020
The city has a strong western influence in celebrating New Year's day. There are loud parties all around and fireworks light up the sky, welcoming another year.
National Childrenâ€™s Day
11th January 2020
Thai's dedicate a day every year for children, offering them fun-filled experiences, including fun rides, museum exhibits, and free treats.
Chinese New Year
25th January 2020
This event is celebrated by the Thai-Chinese of Bangkok's Chinatown. Lion and dragon dances, firecrackers, lanterns, Chinese opera, and food fills the place, adding extra fun to this event.