Bangkok General information This is a city with sharp contrasts, from towering skyscrapers pressed up against Chinese shop-houses to brand-new Mercedes squeezing past vendors with pushcarts. Culture fiends will find delight at the Royal Palace and the city’s countless pagodas, while shoppers could spend weeks sifting through Bangkok’s malls and open-air markets. Travelers can enjoy varied ranges of entertainment from highbrow (classical Thai music concerts) to low end (go-go bars) and everything in between. Bangkok also has an equal variety of dining options, whether you are dining French cuisine in a plush hotel restaurant or sampling fried crickets on the side of the road, prepared to have all your senses engaged. This is the place to eat, drink and be merry. Weather Summary Central Thailand will experience beautiful weather from November to February with a possibility of very hot temperatures from March to May. The wet season comes around from August to October, there is often a lot of rainfall, so thankfully this is only a short time span. In April the temperatures are at their highest, averaging 30.2°C (86.4°F) and December is the coldest months with temperatures averaging 25.6°C (78.1°F). The average annual temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F) and the average annual rainfall is about 1430 mm. January sees the least amount of rainfall, with an average of 7 mm of precipitation and July sees the most, with an average of 320 mm of precipitation. The best month to swim in the sea is in April when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F).