November to February is undoubtedly the best time to visit Thailand, hot and mainly dry, though northern areas can become cool in the evening with lows of around 15 ºC (59 ºF). The islands in the Gulf of Thailand - Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao - are at their best at this time. Each of the islands have a different character, and you can chose depending on your wish, whether it is diving, sunbathing, family-fun or nightlife, the Thai islands offer something for everyone. January is dry and one of the best moths to visit the stunning Khao Sok National Park to explore the rainforest and see with the resident Asian elephants. Chiang Mai and the charming town of Pai, in Thailand's north, have a cooler, some say more pleasant, climate than Bangkok and the south. Go from December to February for lovely sunny days of around 29ºC (84 ºF) and cooler evenings when the temperature dips to 13ºC (55ºF) - and even lower in the highlands, so a few warm clothes are recommended if you're trekking.
Also known as the ‘Rose of the North’ due to its abundance of plant life, Chiang Mai plays host to the country’s annual Flower Festival. Throughout February the city blossoms into life, with colorful displays and parades. Suan Buak Haad Park is also transformed into a huge flower expo, showcasing the pick of the bunch.
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
137 Pillars: The Luxury Traveler‚Äôs Choice for Exploring Chiang Mai
Author : Annapurna Mellor
The 137 Pillars in Chiang Mai is a chance to get away from it all without missing out on the pleasures of the city. It's quiet, it's quaint, and it's brimming with luxury