Bangkok is Thailand’s capital city and is home to over 12% of Thailand’s population. The city is an emerging force in finance and business and hosts regional headquarters of various MNCs. It is well known for its vibrancy and decadence and the notorious red light districts, too. It is warm throughout the year, so irrespective of the season, you are bound to have a great time here. At the start of January, there are celebrations of New Year’s and towards the end of the month, you can enjoy your time celebrating Chinese New Year Festival. So, before you start packing, take a look at what to wear in Bangkok in January.
Weather of Bangkok in January
Bangkok is warm all year but has variable rainfall and humidity during different seasons. January sees an average high temperature of 32 degrees Celsius and average low of 21 degrees. With such a warm start to the year, Bangkok makes for an excellent holiday destination especially to those who are looking forward to escaping the bitter cold back home. This is also a great month to enjoy a swim or indulge in various water activities here. There is very negligible rainfall during February but about 9 hours of sunshine per day.
What to Wear and How to Pack for Bangkok in January?
While packing for Bangkok, go for light and tropical attire. Here are some packing suggestions:
Women – Even though it isn’t cold but still refrain from shorts and tank tops as this is a city and such clothes are suitable for beach resorts only. You can however opt for light and loose clothes cotton trousers or cropped pants. Knee-length capris with sheer blouses will work well keeping the humidity in mind. You can also go for a romper and team it up with a shrug in the evening. Cotton and linen work best for this kind of weather. You can also go for sundresses and dresses. But make sure you pack something full for temples and religious places. A light jacket might be required in the evenings.
Men – Pack clothes that are lightweight and dry off quickly. You can go for cotton shirts and Bermudas shorts. Linen or cotton trousers will be best suited for this kind of humidity. It would be advised that you go for lightweight clothes. Also carry a light jacket for sometimes colder evenings.
Kids – Pack cotton and linen clothes for your kids. You can go for shorts, t-shirts and cotton skirts along with lightweight jackets. Sundresses and jumpers will look good too.
Footwear – You will have to do a lot of walking, so make sure you pack comfortable and well broken-in shoes. Ladies can go for flip-flops or flat ballets. Men go for sandals and loafers. Sandals will also work well. It would be better to go for open-toe shoes.
Accessories – Carry a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders at religious places or when it gets cold. Also pack a good sunscreen with a good SPF. A backpack or a bag will also be required along with a wide hat and a pair of sunglasses.