Things to do in Thailand in January


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!

Viewpoint Koh Tao

Koh Tao Photo by Kohtaopics

Thailand’s Top Tourist Spots in January

Thailand has so many places to visit it’s hard to know where to begin! Luckily for you, we are here to help you with ALL your top tourist spots, where to go and what to do in Thailand in its month of flourishment!

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 if the Chinese New Year falls in January!

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

Temperatures can range from 15 to 35 Degrees so do bring a sweater for the evenings! Rainfall is at it’s lowest in Chang Mai, Bangkok, Hua Hin and Khon Kaen with as little as 1mm so these make for a popular holiday destinations.

However, it is also extremely popular to vacate to almost any Thai Island, with hotels filling to capacity in places like Koh Lipe, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, its safe to say you should do your research and book your trip earlier rather than later to avoid disappointment!

The lesser known islands such as Koh Kut, Koh Muk and Koh Phra Thong can be great options if you are wanting to avoid heavy crowds!

 Temperature and rains in Thailand in January

Top Things to do in Thailand in January

Here is a run-down of our top tips of places to visit in Thailand in January for the ultimate tourist adventure!

Sightseeing galore in the cities, Island hopping down south and exploring the exciting culture Thailand has to offer!

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Temples, Temples, Temples

The Temples are one of Thailand’s top tourist attractions, to see the breath-taking architecture, the vibrant colours and their interesting history and culture is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Here’s 10 of our favourite ‘Wats’ we think are a must see when visiting the amazing country of Thailand:

  1. Wat Phro, Bangkok
  2. Wat Kaew Korawaram, Krabi
  3. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
  4. Wat Suthat, Bangkok
  5. Wat Arun, Bangkok
  6. Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, North Thailand
  7. The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya
  8. Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok
  9. Wat Rong Khun, Chang Rai
  10. The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Wat Wat Kaew Korawaram in Krabi provintion

Wat Wat Kaew Korawaram, Krabi Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

All the Beaches!

As you all know Thailand has some of the world’s most famous and photogenic beaches!

To walk along these white sand beaches and glide through the clear blue ocean is a dream come true! They are the definition of pure, peaceful paradise!

Hong Island in Krabi provintion

Hong Island, Krabi Photo by ThatPhuketLife

Top 10 Things Beach Days in Thailand

  1. Island hopping on a Kayak around Railay, Ao Nang, Koh Nok and Tonsai Beaches!
  2. Cruising on a long-tail boat to the famous James Bond Island for a Island Tour!
  3. Become a Scuba Diving Pro at Koh Tao by getting your Padi License!
  4. Reading your favourite book in a Hammock at Koh Lipe (The Mini Maldives!)
  5. Visiting the Splash Jungle water park for a day of thrills in Phuket!
  6. Parasailing through the cloudless skies on almost any beach!
  7. Discover romantic hideaway beaches off the beaten track from Paradise Beach in Phuket to Bamboo Bay in Koh Lanta and so many more!
  8. Paddle boarding through beautiful tall white cliff rocks, never knowing what around the corner!
  9. Rock climb up the giant pillars of karst limestone that protrude into the sky at Railay Beach, Krabi!
  10. Snorkel your way around the virgin bays of Koh Phangan, whilst enjoying a cruise and a sunset dinner out at sea!
  11. Party the night away at the famous beach party The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan!
Parasailing on the Karon Beach

Parasailing, Karon Beach, Phuket Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

bright beach on Koh Samui

Koh Samui by KatieVictoriaHulland

Excursions Galore!

In the countries, peak season there are hundreds of excursions to keep you occupied!

It’s safe to stay you will be stuck for choice!

  • Elephant Trekking through the jungle available almost everywhere on the island but most popular in Chiang Mai
  • Four Island Tours from Phuket and Krabi
  • Dinner on a luxury yacht whilst the sun sets in Koh Phi Phi
  • Clambering up waterfalls in Koh Lanta
  • Visiting the Big Buddha in Koh Samui
  • Hiking up 1237 steps at the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi
  • Thai cookery classes in Koh Samui
  • Cabaret Shows in Pattaya
  • Deluxe Island Tour in Koh Phi Phi
  • The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan
Chiang Mai Elephants

Chiang Mai Elephants Photo by AsiaWebDirect

Thai School Cookery Class in Chiang Mai Photo by Anantara

Thai School Cookery Class in Chiang Mai Photo by Anantara

The list could go on forever!

Visiting Thailand in January you will have the experience of a life time! Get planning and get packing for the trip of a life time to one of the world’s most amazing countries!