Northeast Thailand, known as Isan, is one of Thailand's most rural and agricultural regions. Isan is one of the most authentic areas that is often overlooked when traveling Thailand. If you want to experience Thailand as it once was, you should include Northeast Thailand in your trip itinerary.

Chiang Khan

Chiang Khan is a small peaceful town in Loei province, located on the bank of the Mekong River with Laos on the other side of the river. Chiang Khan is an old town and a very popular destination for Thai tourists. The town is famous for its simple wooden houses adapted to be guest houses, coffee shops, and souvenir shops.

Chiang Khan

Weather in Northeast Thailand

In the Northeast Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Between November and May the weather is mostly dry with little rain expected throughout the region for much of this time. The dry season here is broken up into the periods of cool season (November to February), when it can get quite chilly at night, and hot season (March to May), when it is not unusual for the temperature to reach even 40°C.

The wet season in the Northeast Thailand is from May to November. The region is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall is at its heaviest. The rain usually comes in the form of short showers, lasting an hour or two. As the rainy season progresses, the rain can become heavier and more constant, traditionally reaching peak levels in August and September.

For the best time to visit Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Chiang Khan and other destinations in Isan region check our Northeast Thailand weather ratings chart.

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After visiting Isan you are planning to continue your trip down south or to the central area? Check when is the best time to visit Thailand's other destinations and choose destination with the best possible weather conditions wisely.

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