Has Thailand been on your mind for a while now? Is it on your 2020 travel checklist?
If so, I suggest you book your tickets for February 2020!
Not only is the climate favorable in Thailand during February, with abundant sunshine, little rainfall, and cool temperatures, but you also get to experience some of the most amazing local festivals.
Let’s dive right into the reasons why you should visit Thailand in February 2020. You can thank me later.
February in Thailand is the End of the Cool Season
Thailand’s climate in February is perfect for travelers. You can enjoy outdoor activities without having to worry about burning in the sun.
- Average daily temperatures throughout the region in February are a very comfortable 26-31C/79-88F
- There is a low chance of rainfall, with only about two rainy days expected for the whole month and with rainfall less than 10 millimetres
- It is the best diving conditions in the West Coast including Phuket, Krabi, and Khao Lak
- Great underwater visibility for diving and snorkeling
- The water temperature is perfect at around 27C/63F
Chiang Mai Flower Festival – February 07- February 09, 2020
If you love flowers then the Chiang Mai Flower Festival is reason enough to visit Thailand in February.
People from all over the world travel to Suan Buak Hat Park in Chiang Mai to experience the flower festival in February. This three day festival will commence on February 07, 2020, and will end on February 09, 2020.
What to Expect?
- An open-air agricultural exhibition with exquisite floral displays
- Street parade of floral floats citywide
- Happy celebrants marching in traditional Thai costumes in the parade
- Various contests
- Residents and shopkeepers joining in the flower display
- Winners that are picked across all categories
- The street adjoining the park is closed to traffic and is filled with vendors selling flowers, plants, seeds, etc.
Makha Bucha – February 09, 2020
This is the second most important festival of the year in Thailand after the Chiang Mai Flower Festival.
Also referred to as Magha Puja, the festival commemorates the gathering held in Northern India between the Buddha and 1250 of his first disciples, 10 months after his enlightenment.
You can expect candlelight processions and offerings at most of the temples. The sale of alcohol is prohibited during the festival.
The Full Moon Festival – February 09, 2020
You could say that a trip to Thailand is incomplete without experiencing any of the outrageous beach parties that Thailand has become famous for.
And the Full Moon Festival is the biggest Thai beach party of them all!
It is one of the wildest beach rave parties in all of Southeast Asia, and includes fire shows, lots of drinking, body painting, jugglers, and DJs playing trance, techno, dubstep, and reggae – among other things.
Make sure to head to the Full Moon party and experience the craziness for yourself.
Where is it Held?
On the beach of Haad Rin every month on the night of the full moon.
Haad Rin is located on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. This crescent-shaped beach is easily accessible by boat from Koh Samui, the island off the coast of Southern Thailand.
So, how excited are you to visit Thailand in February!?
Get in an altered state and feel the euphoria at Thailand’s Full Moon Festival, or soak up the more subdued cultural heritage at the flower festival or Makha Bucha.
Reasons enough to pack your vertx bags, slide into your most comfortable footwear, and don your best outfit? We think so too.
So, book your tickets to Thailand now for February 2020, it’ll be here sooner than you think.