Thailand 5 Places to see in January


Thailand has so many world-famous attractions and places to see!

We have all seen the insane Instagram photos and read the mind-blowing blogs which tell us and show us exactly what we are missing! But nothing can prepare you for seeing these jaw-dropping sights in real life with your own two eyes!

So where to start? Well first of all, January is an amazing time of the year to visit this wonderful country! The country is at its peak weather and will mean that you get the best possible experience when watching the sunset on Railay Beach, viewing the Grand Palace in all its glory and sailing up to Koh Phi Phi its sure to say it could send a shiver up the most hardened travellers spine!

From the raw beauty in the Chiang Mai all the way down to Krabi, Thailand is an unforgettable place to visit and what an adventure it will be!

Unique Railay Beach in Krabi provintion

Railay Beach, Krabi Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Top places to see when visiting Thailand in January

In January, no destination is off limits in Thailand and if you are smart you will book in advance to avoid the sky rocketing prices in its peak season, and especially if the Chinese New Year falls in January, then it will be super busy but such an amazing experience!

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Chiang Mai

Chinese New Year, Chiang Mai Photo by Ytimg

It’s no surprise that so many tourists flood to Thailand at this time of year, with so much sight-seeing to do, unique places to see and beautiful beaches to kick back on, it is one of the worlds the top tourist destination’s!

Rainfall is at it’s lowest in Chang Mai, Bangkok, Hua Hin and Khon Kaen with as little as 1mm! Which for Thailand is perfect because who wants rain on holiday?! No thank you!

Other popular destinations in January are any of the cool Thai Island’s, with hotels filling to capacity in places like Koh Lipe, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui and Koh Tao please plan ahead for the best deals and to avoid any disappointment!

The Grand Palace

Our TOP place to see has to be The Grand Palace located in Bangkok.

The Grand Palace shining in the sunset

Photo by Asiawebdirect

Address: Na Phra Lan Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Coordinates: 13.750051, 100.491256
The Grand Palace is one of the most dazzling, spectacular must-see sights that Thailand has to offer! It is undoubtedly Bangkok’s most famous landmark, having been built in 1782 and home to the Thai King, Royal court and the administrative seat of government for 150 years!

Are you ready to be in awe of the phenomenal architecture and intricate detail that the Thai people are proud to have built here? Camera’s at the ready!

Floating markets

Another cool thing you must see when visiting Thailand is the floating markets!

Boats as floating markets

Photo by Artwolfe


  1. Lam Phaya, Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom 73130, Thailand
  2. Taling Chan, 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  3. Khlong Lat Mayom, Soi Bang Ramat, Bang Phrom, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  4. Bang Nam Phueng, Soi Bua Phueng Phatthana, Bang Kobua, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand
  5. Kwan-Riam, Khwaeng Min Buri, Khet Min Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand


  1. Lam Phaya: 13.958295, 100.203895
  2. Taling Chan: 13.776971, 100.456237
  3. Khlong Lat Mayom: 13.761843, 100.415519
  4. Bang Nam Phueng: 13.679670, 100.574220
  5. Kwan-Riam: 13.800640, 100.710043

This is just another quirky thing that makes Thailand so different! There are so many of these awesome floating markets that are available to go to you won’t be disappointed! Some of the top ones are: Taling Chan Market, Bang Ku Wiang Market, Damnoen Saduak and Tha Kha.

These days the floating markets are flooded with tourists rather than locals, haggling prices for fruits, vegetables, famous coconut juice straight out of the coconut itself, and local Thai cuisine! You can also find some quite peculiar treats at these markets but we will leave you to find out what they are yourselves!

If you don’t like the sound of this hectic haggling business then feel free to take a more peaceful, guided boat tour of the Damnoen Saduak Market!

The Similan Island

Next on the January list of places you have to see whilst visiting Thailand is The Similan Island!

Whilst the sun is blazing down on beautiful Thailand you be a fool not to visit this Island of pure paradise!

paradisiacal similan island

Photo by Thailandrentcar

Coordinates: 8.658238, 97.646462

The Similan Island is located northwest if the bustling crowds of Phuket. They are individual to the other islands dues to their low–lying formations covered in thick green forest and many wonderful creatures such as squirrels, bats, lizards, monkeys as well as their underwater wonders!

The island is an adventure playground for scuba divers with some of the most spectacular coral in the world, with over 200 species!

similian island as a place for perfect scuba diving

Photo by artslife

The Khao Yin National Park

If you love natural wonders of the world you will not want to miss the spectacular natural beauty that is top of every backpackers list: The Khao Yin National Park.

view from the cave in Khao Yin National Park

Photo by indochinatours

Address: Na Hin Lat, Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand
Coordinates: 14.383542, 101.429412

Khao Yai, Bangkok is home to an amazing 2168 square km of glorious natural beauty.

It is Thailand’s oldest and most popular reserve! It incorporates one of the largest intact monsoon forests in the whole of Asia! It is a photographer’s paradise and a nature lover’s heaven!

The Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

And if all that wasn’t enough you can get wet and wild bathing elephants in The Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai!

Have you ever seen a more beautiful creature, in its natural habitat?

The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai

Photo by Khaosoktreehouse

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

This amazing elephant park is a rescue and rehabilitation camp, if you plan on going to see these amazing creatures please go to an ethical one! Just do some research! 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!

Thailand is a country with so much to offer, enabling you to fill your diary to the brim with places to see!

If you are looking for pure beautiful sunshine then you won’t be disappointed if you decide to visit Thailand in January!

It is Thailand’s peak season for weather and with so much sun and very infrequent rain it is a top tourist destination! Happy Traveling!