Sunrise and sunset in Thailand

Sunrise today: 6:44 h
Sunset today: 18:15 h
(Times for Bangkok)

Sunrise and sunset do not differ significantly in Thailand during the whole year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator, which is only about 1500 km south of Bangkok. Thus the sun commutes in the summer months to the north and in the winter to the south, without moving away too much. In the Nordic countries like Finland and Sweden the difference is much more extreme.

With up to 13 hours the longest days in Bangkok are in June. The shortest days, on the other hand, are on average only 100 minutes shorter in December, but start around 60 minutes later.

In these days the sun in Bangkok rises at 6:44. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:15 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average length of daylight in Bangkok

Average length of daylight in Bangkok
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Thailand

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for January 23rd., localtime in Thailand

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Khon Kaen06:39 am06:01 pm11:22 hours
Udon Thani06:41 am06:00 pm11:19 hours
Chanthaburi06:36 am06:10 pm11:34 hours
Nakhon Ratchasima06:40 am06:06 pm11:27 hours
Chon Buri06:42 am06:13 pm11:31 hours
Phatthaya06:42 am06:14 pm11:33 hours
Khlong Luang06:44 am06:13 pm11:29 hours
Samut Prakan06:44 am06:14 pm11:31 hours
Ban Mai06:35 am06:24 pm11:49 hours
Phra Pradaeng06:44 am06:15 pm11:31 hours
Mueang Nonthaburi06:44 am06:14 pm11:30 hours
Bangkok06:44 am06:15 pm11:30 hours
Pak Kret06:44 am06:14 pm11:30 hours
Hat Yai06:35 am06:24 pm11:50 hours
Nakhon Sawan06:49 am06:13 pm11:24 hours
Nakhon Si Thammarat06:39 am06:24 pm11:46 hours
Ratchaburi06:47 am06:18 pm11:31 hours
Surat Thani06:42 am06:26 pm11:44 hours
Chiang Mai06:58 am06:13 pm11:15 hours
Phuket06:44 am06:31 pm11:47 hours

When does the sun rise in Thailand?

In the summer months the sun rises shortly after 6 o'clock and sets around 18:40 again. In the tourist high season from December to February the days are a little shorter. Then the day begins at 6:45 o'clock at the latest and ends between 18:10 and 18:30 o'clock. However, the short phases of the twilight are in need of getting used to. In less than half an hour the sun disappears behind the horizon.

A high sun protection factor is mandatory

Who once was allowed to enjoy the Thai sun, will have already made his own experiences. The sun burns hot from the sky and already in the early morning hours some get a hearty sunburn.

The local Thais do it well and rarely expose themselves to the blazing sun. Admittedly, this has mainly aesthetic reasons, because sun tan is frowned upon as in many Southeast Asian countries. But a high sun protection factor is often taken. Small children are hidden behind thick layers of talc creams. Long shirts, headgear and even umbrellas seem strange to unneeded Europeans. But they have a meaning. At noon the sun is up to 150 times stronger than in the morning or evening.

11 hours of sunshine a day

Unlike the length of day (the time between sunrise and sunset), the number of hours of sunshine indicates how long the sun can actually be seen despite clouds. In the region around the seaside resort Phuket, up to 11 hours of sunshine per day are reached in February. In the extreme north of Thailand it is still 8.5 hours at Chiang Rai. During the rainy season from June to September this duration drops to about half.

Sunrise and sunset by month (Bangkok)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar06:44 am06:10 pm11:26 hours
Februar06:40 am06:23 pm11:44 hours
März06:24 am06:29 pm12:05 hours
April06:03 am06:32 pm12:29 hours
Mai05:50 am06:38 pm12:48 hours
Juni05:49 am06:47 pm12:58 hours
Juli05:57 am06:50 pm12:54 hours
August06:03 am06:40 pm12:37 hours
September06:05 am06:20 pm12:15 hours
Oktober06:07 am05:59 pm11:52 hours
November06:16 am05:48 pm11:32 hours
Dezember06:32 am05:53 pm11:22 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:59 am04:36 pm8:37 hours
New York (USA)07:12 am05:03 pm9:51 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:06 am08:07 pm14:01 hours
Manila (Philippines)06:24 am05:51 pm11:28 hours
Moscow (Russia)08:35 am04:47 pm8:12 hours
Shanghai (China)06:49 am05:22 pm10:33 hours
Helsinki (Finland)08:50 am04:13 pm7:22 hours