Kanchanaburi, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Kanchanaburi, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kanchanaburi, Thailand by month

January

If you visit Kanchanaburi during January, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

Traveling to Kanchanaburi in February, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

March

If you are traveling to Kanchanaburi in March, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

April

April in Kanchanaburi is sizzling. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses

May

If you vacation in Kanchanaburi during May, you are likely to find that it is sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

June

June in Kanchanaburi is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

July

July is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

August

August is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

September

September in Kanchanaburi is really hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

October

October can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

November

November for Kanchanaburi can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts

December

December is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Kanchanaburi
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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