What to Do in Thailand during Summer
What is the best time to visit Thailand? Is it spring, summer, autumn or winter? If you are going to visit Thailand in summer, here is the guide to summer vacation in this beautiful country.
Many tourists planning to visit Thailand often avoid summer as it is quite hot during this time. However, the weather in summer is a perfect time to explore Thailand. Thailand has many exciting destinations that promise to make your summer exciting and unforgettable.
1. When is summer in Thailand?
The summer in Thailand is from June to August which ushers in the monsoon season. Many visitors tend to avoid travelling to Thailand due to the hot weather. However, Thailand has a great number of destinations to visit in summer that you should never miss. From the amazing islands, magnificent coastlines to the impressive events and festivals. Thailand in summer has everything you need for entertaining, relaxing and experiencing.
The summer in Thailand is from June to August which ushers in the monsoon season
2. What is the summer weather like?
In June – the start of the summer and the monsoon season, the weather in Thailand will be hot, humid and wet. It is sunny everywhere at average temperatures around 25 - 35°C and tends to be extremely perfect for your vacation on a beautiful coastline in Thailand. The average rainfall in June is normally lower than that in May so that tourists can best enjoy their vacations here without any interruptions.
In July and August, it is going to be the rainy season. However, it is not enough to make the weather cooler. Normally, the atmosphere is better but it is still hot in the day. Thus, summer activities like swimming, sunbathing or snorkelling are suitable.
An ideal time to explore the best coastline
3. What to do in summer of Thailand
Remember that it is hot in summer, especially in a tropical country like Thailand; thus, bring your sunscreen. Besides, flip flops and light clothes are recommended so that you can fully enjoy your vacation.
Summer is a perfect season for Thailand vacation where you can explore the charm of Thailand, from the sandy beaches to magnificent islands. In particular, summer is considered a low tourist season in a year. So the cost tends to be cheaper in the summer, allowing travellers to explore every aspect of Thailand without running their money.
Visit Bangkok city
Coming to Thailand, visiting Bangkok is an activity you should never miss. Bangkok is full of energy whether it is day or night. Walk around the opulence shopping centres, visit world-famous palaces and temples, take a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River or visit the Bangkok National Museum,... Bangkok has everything you need for relaxing. Once visiting Bangkok, don’t forget to enjoy the excellent and diverse cuisine here. Street foods sold in small vendors along the street are tasty yet inexpensive.
Coming to Thailand, visiting Bangkok is an activity you should never miss
Scuba diving in Koh Tao
The hot weather in Thailand seems to be perfect for scuba diving in Koh Tao (means Turtle Island). It is the top-choice scuba-diving destination with an area of 21 km2 and is hugged by the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Thailand. With a mask and a snorkel, you can explore beautiful coral reefs, colourful sea creatures, rocks and creeks,... All of them, together with the white sand beaches, make it an ideal place for nature lovers.
The hot weather in Thailand seems to be perfect for scuba diving in Koh Tao
Visit the Kwai River Bridge Memorial
This big bridge is a famous cultural destination in Thailand. Built by prisoners of war, this bridge is now a memorial for died forced labourers. There is a party held annually which lasts for a week. They trace the story and hold the diurnal and nocturnal festivities. Not only participating in the festivities, but visitors also have a chance to admire the scenery along the Kwai River.
This big bridge is a famous cultural destination in Thailand
Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai is the third-largest national park in Thailand which is most suitable for independent visitors. The mix of jungles, the abundance of wildlife, mountains, grasslands, waterfalls and rivers has made it a perfect destination for visitors to explore nature. You can set up camp in Lam Ta Khong campground and spot some wildlife in the park. Besides, admiring the beauty of the Haew Suwat and Haew Narok waterfalls is suggested.
Admire nature in Khao Yai national park
Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known as the first capital of Siam. As one of the most attractive archaeological destinations in Thailand, Sukhothai attracts many tourists annually for its splendid old town. Coming here, you should visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, enjoy tasty meals at JayHae, Tapui and Poo restaurants and spend time exploring the amazing Sukhothai Saturday night market as well as visiting the best museums and temples.
Sukhothai is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known as the first capital of Siam
Event/festival you can join in summer
Phi Ta Khon: Known as Ghost Festival, this festival is held in Dan Sai Town on the weekend of the lunar calendar’s 6th full moon. At Phi Ta Khon Festival, you can experience the vibe of a religious festival in Thailand with the unique combination of religious traditions, a fun-loving party atmosphere and local handicrafts.
Boon Bang Fai: This festival is locally known as Rocket Festival, a significant one for farming communities of Issan. Aiming to ask the Gods to send down plenty of rainfall for the season, elaborate rockets are paraded around the first day of the festival and launched into the air throughout the week. Boon Bang Fai is held from 1st to 5th May.
Phi Ta Khon Known as Ghost Festival
Thailand in summer has a variety of activities to enjoy. Besides, travelling costs in Thailand are normally lower than at any time of the year. Summer is no doubt the ideal time to visit this beautiful country. Let's book a tour and ready to go.
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