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The gulf of Thailand (Koh Samui region) experiences a different weather pattern so the best weather is normally from January to August.
The best time to visit the Andaman Sea area (Phuket and Krabi) is normally from November to April.
Chinese New Year - The first day on the Chinese calendar (typically January and February). The best place to celebrate is Chinatown in Bangkok, but celebrations are held throughout the country. This event attracts a lot of visitors creating lots of traffic and noise. If you prefer a peaceful or more quiet getaway, it is recommended to avoid travel during this time.
Yi Peng and Loy Krathon (Lantern Festival) - Both events are celebrated in tandem on the full moon of the 12-month Thai lunar calendar. These events are primarily celebrated in northern Thailand.
Full Moon and Half Moon Parties - Held every month in Koh Pha Ngan on the night of the half and full moon. These events attract 10,000+ young tourists to the island which can create quite a bit of traffic and noise. Avoid travel to the island during this time unless going to the island specifically for the party.
The north part of Thailand is quite lush with mountains, valleys and jungles. Go trekking, visit an elephant sanctuary, visit artisan workshops, meet hill tribes or temple hop. The north is a great place to have cultural experiences and try jungle-based activities.
The south part of Thailand boasts a variety of beaches and islands. Most people visit the south to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. Water-based activities such as island hopping, snorkelling and sea canoeing are popular. There are land-based activities too, including wildlife and jungle activities, especially if visiting Khao Sok National Park.