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

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Traveling to Kanchanaburi, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Kanchanaburi, we have 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 Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Kanchanaburi can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Kanchanaburi in March, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Kanchanaburi in April, you will notice that it is sweltering. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

Traveling to Kanchanaburi in June, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July here is really 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:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you vacation in Kanchanaburi during August, you will probably notice that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

In September, Kanchanaburi is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kanchanaburi, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you go to Kanchanaburi in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Kanchanaburi can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you visit Kanchanaburi during December, you are likely to see that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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:

If you go to a temple, such as Wat Ban Tham, wear:

If you go to the JEATH War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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

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