Chiang Rai, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Chiang Rai, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Chiang Rai, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Chiang Rai, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Chiang Rai, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Chiang Rai, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chiang Rai, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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What to wear/what to pack for Chiang Rai, Thailand by month

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January

Traveling to Chiang Rai in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

February

If you visit Chiang Rai during February, you might notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

March

If you visit Chiang Rai during March, you are likely to notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

April

April in Chiang Rai can be excruciatingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

May

If you go to Chiang Rai in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

June

June in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

July

If you vacation in Chiang Rai during July, you may find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

August

If you visit Chiang Rai during August, you might notice that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

September

Traveling to Chiang Rai in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

October

October in Chiang Rai is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

November

If you visit Chiang Rai during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

December

If you visit Chiang Rai during December, you might find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baan Dam - Black House Museum, wear:

If you go to Namtok Khun Kon Forest Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

Activities for Chiang Rai, Thailand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Chiang Rai.

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