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Bangkok in August
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 15, 2022 Share on

Bangkok in August: A Guide for a Fantastic Vacation

Bangkok is a lovely destination with lots of fun and exciting things to offer to its visitors. You can explore historic temples, amusing gastronomy, cultural influence and so much more. Here, we have got you a complete guide with information including weather, what to pack and things to do in Bangkok in August. Start scrolling to have a perfect vacation to Bangkok with your loved ones.

Weather in Bangkok – August

August is one of the best times to explore Bangkok on foot. The high temperature is recorded at around 33°C (91°F) while the low temperature is around 26°C (79°F). Days are hot but bearable, so you can roam around the city. The combination of humidity and heat will be prevalent this month but still not extreme like in May or June.

  • Temperature: 29.5°C (85°F)
  • High Temperature: 33°C (91°F)
  • Low Temperature: 26°C (79°F)
  • Sunshine Hours: 5 
  • Rainfall: 170 mm
  • Rainfall Days: 21 
 

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What to Pack for Bangkok in August

A vacation outfit is all about looking beautiful while keeping the weather conditions in mind so that you don’t get irritated or uncomfortable. Pack a light outfit for August including tops, blouses, t-shirts, jeans, shorts, capris, skirts, rompers, jumpsuits, long dresses and frocks. To save yourself from heat, carry sunscreen lotion, sunhat, water bottle, umbrella and in case of rain carry waterproof jackets. Remember to wear comfortable shoes like slippers, sandals and shoes.

Also read: Bangkok in July: A Comprehensive Guide for a Better Travel Experience!

Top 5 Things To Do in Bangkok in August

  1. Visit Chatuchak Market for Shopping
  2. Chinatown – Relish your hunger
  3. Explore Bangkok Museums
  4. Visit the Wat Saket – The Golden Mount
  5. Wander the Khao San Road

1. Visit Chatuchak Market for Shopping

Satisfy your shopaholic soul by visiting the famous Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. It is a perfect place to shop for some wonderful souvenirs and gifts. The market is a very huge market globally with around 8000+ stalls selling unique items. You can buy many products on sale without making holes in your pockets. There are food stalls also where you can try some delicious Thai food items.

  • Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 
  • Timing: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Also read: Chatuchak Market Bangkok: Your Go To Shopping Haven in Bangkok

Bangkok in August
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2. Chinatown – Relish your hunger

Chinatown in Bangkok is a literal go-to place and you feel like you have been transported to China from Thailand. There are plenty of shops to buy great products from and street vendors where you can relish your hunger by eating Chinese cuisine. Have altogether a different experience and explore everything at affordable rates.

  • Address: Yaowarat Road Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok
  • Timing: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Also read: 15 Best Rooftop restaurants in Bangkok – Height, View, and Fun!

Chinatown, Bangkok
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3. Explore Bangkok’s Museums

Bangkok houses many different and unique museums where you can visit and have a day filled with fun and excitement. You can visit some of these museums to have a great vacation – 

  • The National Museum: The museum is all about the history, culture and traditions of Thailand
  • Madame Tussaud: The popular wax museum
  • The Doll Museum: This museum has unique and different types of dolls
  • Museum of Siam: It is also a historical museum
  • Art in Paradise Museum: A creative museum with 3D illusion paintings, tricking your eyes

Also read: Lumpini Park Bangkok: A Serene Lush Green Space in The Bangkok Centre

Bangkok in August
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4. Visit the Wat Saket – The Golden Mount

There are many temples in Bangkok each having its own beauty. Wat Saket is one of them known for its unique golden mount. The temple is built on a hilltop providing the best 360-degree views to enjoy. You would have to trek a little to reach the temple but the end result is worth your efforts. 

  • Address: 344 Thanon Chakkraphatdi Phong, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai
  • Timing: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Entry fee: 50 bahts (approx.)

Also read: Wat Pho: Bangkok’s Temple of The Reclining Buddha

Wat Saket
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5. Wander the Khao San Road

Khao San Road is a popular street in Bangkok having many shops and stalls, bars, restaurants, popular landmarks and cheap hotels. Major landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and many others are also on this street. You can experience the best nightlife on this street with your friends. It is a perfect place to chill and make exciting memories of your Thailand tour package

  • Length: 397 m
  • Constructed: 1892

Also read: Khao San Road: live life vicariously through the streets

Bangkok in August
Source: Pixabay

Frequently Asked Questions about Bangkok in August

1. What is the weather like in Bangkok in August?

August is one of the best times to explore Bangkok on foot. The high temperature is recorded at around 33°C (91°F) while the low temperature is around 26°C (79°F). Days are hot but bearable, so you can roam around the city. The combination of humidity and heat will be prevalent this month but still not extreme like in May or June.

2. What is special about Chatuchak Market in Bangkok?

You can satisfy your shopaholic soul by visiting the famous Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. The market is a very huge market globally with around 8000+ stalls selling unique items. You can buy many products on sale without making holes in your pockets. There are food stalls also where you can try some delicious Thai food items. It is a perfect place to shop for some wonderful souvenirs and gifts as well. 

3. What is the meaning of Wat?

Wat means Temple in English.

4. How many temples (wats) are there in Bangkok?

It is said that Bangkok has more than 400 temples (wats), out of which Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Saket and Wat Traimit are very popular among tourists. If you are visiting Bangkok then make sure to visit these popular places and explore something new.

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Bangkok is truly a fun vacation destination which is perfect for everyone. From temples to amusement parks, Thai local food to bustling nightlife, Bangkok has it all. Plan a visit to this great city of Bangkok by booking attractive Bangkok packages by Pickyourtrail. You can also customise your Thailand trip on your own to have a trip just as you want. It’s time to fly and explore the “Land of Smiles.”

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