Thailand in March: Weather, Tips & Festivities
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Boasting sun-kissed beaches, vibrant cultures, and exotic cuisine, Thailand is a tropical paradise like none other. Go on a trip to Thailand in March and you can be part of the mango season when the scent of this fruit fills the market and people savor this juicy treat on sidewalks. Stroll through the cosmopolitan Bangkok and wander among the ancient temples of Phetchaburi. Relax amidst the pristine beaches of Phuket and try the local delicacies of Hua Hin. No matter where you go, Thailand in March will not disappoint you.
Thailand weather in March
In March, the average temperature in Thailand ranges from 25°C to 35°C in northern and central regions. However, it starts getting colder as you move to the mountainous areas of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, where evening temperatures can plunge to around 19°C.
This month is also the perfect time for a beach getaway as the country hardly receives any rain. The east coast, along the Gulf of Thailand, is warm, dry, and particularly popular among travelers during this month. On the other hand, southern regions of the country do see some rainfall, with showers in areas along the Andaman Sea.
Overall, March is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Thailand, given the pleasant climate conditions before the arrival of the monsoon season.
Weather in Thailand in March - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||32||33||34||35||34||33||33||33||32||32||31||31|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||21||23||25||26||26||26||26||26||25||25||24||21|
|Avg Daily (°F)||89.6||91.4||93.2||95||93.2||91.4||91.4||91.4||89.6||89.6||87.8||87.8|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||69.8||73.4||77||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||77||77||75.2||69.8|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||10||10||50||110||180||180||180||170||220||190||40||10|
Why visit Thailand in March
The high season in Thailand gradually ends by March and the weather becomes pleasant with less rainfall and more sunshine. Also, costs and crowds are much lower in March than during high-season months. Adding to the perks of visiting Thailand in March is the mango season, which will guarantee an authentic culinary experience.
Below are just a few reasons to head for Thailand in March.
- Fewer crowds: Compared with other high season months, Thailand sees less footfall during this month. In fact, the country witnessed a dramatic drop in crowds towards the end of this month, especially in coastal areas.
- Better deals: Travel to Thailand in March if you wish to enjoy deals on hotels and airlines. Although some might charge peak-season rates during the start of the month, you can expect rates to fall down as the month draws to a close.
- Festivities: Be it the parades and cultural performances of the Bun Pha Wet Festival or kite-flying festivals in Bangkok, you can be part of numerous events during your stay in Thailand in March. For those who love turtles, there is the annual turtle-releasing festival held at Thai Muang Beach.
- Mango season: The mango season in Thailand runs from late March until July. This fruit comes in all shapes and sizes and is best enjoyed on the streets of Phuket and Bangkok where vendors serve it with sticky rice or chicken.
- Beach getaways: Hardly any rainfall in the country’s east means that you can spend a couple of days lazing on the beaches of Koh Chang or go island hopping in Koh Samui.
Where to go and what to do
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phetchaburi, and Phuket are some of Thailand's best places to visit in March. Embark on a sightseeing tour of Bangkok and dine in its hip restaurants. Learn more about the country’s vibrant history as you see the famous Wat Pho Temple. Explore the picture-perfect Phetchaburi province, home to numerous temples, majestic palaces, and unique stone bridges. Head to the north of the country if you wish to dive into the culture of hill tribes. Phuket and other destinations across the country’s west are also equally attractive during this time of year.
Alternatively, take a trip to the pristine beaches located in the south of the country, like Nai Harn and Ao Sane, to unwind. Marvel at the natural wonders of Phi Phi Island and Koh Tao. Go snorkeling in Koh Samui and Krabi and enjoy a cruise tour on the Chao Phraya River. Do not forget to try out scrumptious seafood dishes in Hua Hin.
From sightseeing to water sports and culinary adventures, there is a myriad of things to do in Thailand in March. Check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Thailand for inspiration.
March is indeed an ideal time to discover this tropical paradise. Book one of our packaged tours to Thailand in March or connect with our travel experts in the country to get a customized itinerary to Thailand.