Thailand TOP6 Places to See in April


In April, prepare for some humidity. Someone once told me if you’ve ever wanted to crack an egg on the floor and fry it then go to Thailand in April! But I can assure you that’s not every destination in Thailand, don’t worry! There is plenty of choice and it also the month where they have Songkran/Thai New Year so they have the world’s biggest water fight to cool you down!

If you are keen to experience Songkran then the most popular travel destinations for it are Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Khon Kaen, but other inland destinations are avoided in April due to the heat, with temperatures rising above 40 Degrees!

Songkran in 2017

Songkran 2017 Photo by Newyearseveblog

The north of Thailand is advised to be missed at this time due to the scorching high temperatures and unpleasant eye stinging haze.

The best places to see, in bearable heat are going to be the Thai islands, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao!

If you don’t mind a little daily rainfall then the Andaman Sea Islands are less busy and a lot cheaper on price, with still a significant amount of sun to top up your tan and explore the islands wonders!

Top Places to see in Thailand in April

Songkran Festival

Top of our list would be the Songkran Festival! As it is only happens once a year, you’d be a fool not to go and experience it! It runs from 13th to 15th April and it the Traditional New Years Day in Thailand! They throw scented water over each other and down the streets to wash away sins and any bad luck.

Songkran, the Traditional Thailand New Years Day

Photo by bk.asiacity

Full Moon Beach Party

Full Moon Beach Party

Photo by Pintrest

Address: Haad Rin Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Located on the Island of Koh Pha Ngan, The Full Moon Party is a world famous outrageous beach party! The Full Moon Party goes on from sunset to sunrise and is a swarm of neon excitement! You can dance the night away whilst meeting people from all over the world, watching the talented fire dancers, drink buckets of whatever you desire, watch the DJ spin the decks on the big stage… You name it!

Make sure you check the website on when it is each month but they also have Half Moon and Dark Moon parties going on if it doesn’t fall on the dates of your trip!

Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun, or white temple

Photo by gapyeartravelstore

Address: 1208, Tambon Pa O Don Chai, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand
Coordinates: 19.824283, 99.763102

The Wat Rong Khun is located in Chiang Rai and is also known as the ‘White Temple’. This jaw dropping, picturesque temple is white to represent purity and embody the sacredness of temples. It is filled with Buddhist symbols and requires you to only enter through the front via a narrow bridge surrounded by upturned hands which represent the suffering souls in hell.

It is open daily from 8am -6pm and they have a strict dress policy which includes: No revealing clothes, removing shoes before entering and no photography inside the temple. This is just one of many intricately detailed miracles of architecture that the Thai’s call Wats. The whole of Thailand has roughly 40,717 to choose from so pick carefully!

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island landscape

Photo by Acpid2016

Coordinates: 7.741935, 98.777192

Koh Phi Phi island is a top tourist attraction due to its famous history of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Beach having been filmed on Maya Bay. Swoon! It also has Monkey Beach where you will come face-to-face with these hilarious cheeky creatures who will happily pinch your lunch off you in a split second! Another beautiful spot is Long Beach which is perfect for watching the sunset! Pure bliss and a must when visiting Thailand!

To get to Phi Phi, you must take a boat or ferry, which is an adventure in itself! Sailing across the beautiful aqua sea, white waves crashing, crisp wind blowing in your hair and the warming orange sun beaming down on you! Boats leave from Krabi, Phuket or Koh Lanta at regular hours throughout the day!

It is an island that will wake you up to see the sunrise from a view point, keep you awake all day with adventures and so much exploring and let you let your hair down and party the night away in to the early hours of the morning!

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

Elephant in the Khao Sok National Park

Photo by Khaosoktreehouse

Address: 209/2 Sridom Chai Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Coordinates: 19.216427, 98.861396

Have you ever seen an Elephant? Have you ever seen one in its natural habitat?

This amazing elephant park is a rescue and rehabilitation camp, if you are planning on going to see these amazing creatures please there are hundreds of places in Thailand to do so, just do some research to ensure they treat the elephants nicely! Here they teach you all about the elephants, you can feed them and bathe them! It is a once in a lifetime experience!

Be ready to have a blast, even if its them squirting water in your face!

Koh Tao

Viewpoint Koh Tao

Viewpoint Koh Tao by © KohTaoDivers

Coordinates: 10.097685, 99.840553

This exquisite island is located south of Thailand and is best known for couples, honeymooners and solo travellers to gain their Padi diving licence! It’s name means ‘Turtle Island’ and it lives up to this name by being a well-known, popular tourist scuba diving destination. It has beautiful white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for seeing the breath-taking coral reefs, and many a gliding turtle!

You won’t be short of activities to do here, plunge deep into the crystal-clear waters to explore the exquisite coral reefs with a snorkel.

You can visit the photographer’s heaven view Points such as Mango, Skyview and John Suwan – These are great locations to take some phenomenal photos you will never forget! Or take a Kayak or Canoe around the island for a day of Pure Bliss!

beatiful underwater world on Turtle Island

Photo by Keepcalmandtravel

In April, regardless of where you decide to go you can expect blue skies and the beautiful warmth of the sun shining down on you! Showers and storms can occur anywhere and anytime but usually do not last too long! Thankfully!