- Southern Sea trip … the beauty of the Andaman.
- Challenge the cool breeze … appreciate the national park’s atmosphere.
- Bua Tong Blossom Fields and the Valley of Sunflowers.
- Phenomenon of the Loi Krathong Festival.
November is the exact month of the cool season. The temperature of all parts of Thailand has decreased, and it’ll be so low that we’ll have to nudge the person beside us to greet the cold weather at many tourist attractions. You can go up North to touch the beauty of the nature, mountains and national parks as well as the full blossom at Thung Bua Tong. Then, go through the Northeast and the upper part of the Central Region, climb up to the top of the mountains to be impressed with the nice atmosphere and fresh breeze. Then, head down to the South to enjoy water activities, Taking photos and exploring the aquatic species.
When the cool season starts, it’s the time for many people who really want to put on their favourite sweaters and go out for a trip. Let’s start by viewing the picturesque scenery and absorbing the atmosphere among the mountains and the mist at Huai Nam Dang National Park, Chiang Mai province. Even though the temperature there is around 14° Celsius; there are also some hot springs for warming up your body or you can travel to Phu Ruea National Park and Phu Suan Sai, Loei province, which is quite cold with frost forming. However, no matter how cold it is, many people are still waiting in a long line to set up their tents and view the beauty of the sunrise and Sunset. Besides what you have been told, there are also some remarkable waterfalls for you to appreciate their beauty there.
During the cold season, in case you want to visit and take photos at a floral site to reboot your mind and body, we recommend Tung Bua Tong Field, Doi Mae U, Mae Hong Son province. It can be said that this is the largest Bua Tong(Mexican sunfolwer) Field in Thailand. Blooming yellow Bua Tong can be seen, and visitors can enjoy taking photos there. During its festival, tourists can join many activities and buy some local products to take home as a souvenirs.
It’s not true if anyone thinks that a sea trip is impossible in the cool season. Because in November, there’s no more monsoon on the Andaman coast so the picturesque scenery, colourful and lively atmosphere of these attractions return. A number of tourists, both Thai and foreigners gather around especially in Krabi, a province which is named ‘Queen of the Andaman’ because of its beautiful sea, clear water and abundant nature. There are many islands; such as, Ko Rok, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Kai, Ko Pho Da, Ko Tao, etc. which you can enjoy swimming, taking photos and admiring coral reefs. Another choice for having a trip is Satun, a small province with extraordinary nature and sea, and it’s also surrounded by beautiful islands; such as, Mu Ko Phetra National Park, Ko Tarutao, Ko Adang, Ko Ra-wi, Ko Li-pe, etc.
The highlighted festival held in November is the Loi Krathong Festival, which the local people and tourists gather around to pay respect and apologise to the Goddess of Water or the River. This gigantic festival is held in every province throughout Thailand; for instance: in Tak, there is the Tak Loi Krathong Sai Festival and a Thousand Floating Lanterns; in Chiang Mai, the Yi Peng Lantern Festival; in Sukhothai, the Sukhothai Loi Krathong and Candle Festival. Back to Bangkok, the Loi Krathong Festival is also held in many places. This is such a fantastic experience that happens in November every single year.
To sum up, November is the month of the cool season. However, chilled trips are absolutely possible for discovering how gorgeous Thailand is and also thousands of unseen stories for everyone to explore.
to be advised by K.Best TAT