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Thailand in August
Written by Duvvuru Anvesh on June 10, 2021 Share on

Thailand in August – A Complete Guide to A Fantastic Thailand Trip

Thailand in August is just as beautiful as ever. You can expect some monsoonal weather during the months of August. You can expect some heavy rainfall, especially in Koh Chang. But that doesn’t make it a bad time to visit nor is it going to deter any of your excitement. While it’s right in the middle of the wet season, the temperatures generally stay warm. This extra precipitation only increases the beauty of the countryside with the lush green plants and foliage. Another better reason to travel is, that this rain deters many travellers from coming, and as a result, you’ll have lots of regions all to yourself!

Weather in Thailand in August

The temperatures remain mostly hot throughout the country of Thailand, albeit not as high as they are during the hottest months of March and April. Even the nights are pretty warm ranging from about 75 to 77 Fahrenheit. The rainiest part of the country is towards the north in cities like Chiang Mai have an average of about 21 rainy days during the rainiest month. The Kra Isthmus beaches are comparatively wetter even though receiving lesser precipitation overall. The central region of Thailand and Bangkok remains the driest with around 15 days of rain in the month of August.

Thailand in August
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There may be times when there is an intense downpour with lightning and thunder with the potential to flood the area. That being said, these are however extreme situations and are not common. The rains are generally around the afternoon times and don’t last long. Even with the heavy rains, it quickly passes and will pose no threat to your plans.

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How to Reach Thailand from India

the best and easy way to reach Thailand from India is via aeroplane. It takes only 4 to 5 hours in a non-stop flight to reach Thailand from India and it covers the total distance of 2,386 km. Enjoy your quick journey and reach your destination. Another way to reach Thailand from India is by roadways, yes you hear it right. You can also reach Thailand via road but the journey is very tiring, needs a lot of paperwork as you will be crossing 2 counties in between. so, we recommend you to take airways and reach your destination asap and enjoy your Thailand vacation.

Crowds & Costs in Thailand in August

If you are someone who doesn’t hate the rain, August can be one of the best times to visit Thailand even with the sporadic rain. The costs are comparatively low. The crowds are pretty much seen nowhere, especially in northern and coastal Thailand. The hot tourist locations in Bangkok are a little crowded but definitely not as much as during the peak seasons.

Almost all the costs see the price drop. Hotels go as far as 50% off on room prices but most of them have pretty great off-season deals. Even the activities have good deals on them. With the crowds being less, the group tours are less crowded. Thereby, alleviating you from all the time constraints. You can peacefully explore the places at your own pace and have more time with the guide.

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What to pack for Thailand in August

With warm temperatures and a high possibility of rain, you should pack all the following items given below:

  • Lightweight clothes including tees, shirts, jeans, pants, shorts, skirts, frocks, dresses, etc.
  • Raincoat and umbrella
  • Footwear: Boots, shoes, floppers, slippers, etc
  • Sunscreen lotions and cosmetics
  • Camera gear
  • First-aid kit

Where to go in Thailand in August

One of the best places to go in Thailand during the month of August will be Bangkok. The capital city, which mostly relies on food, nightlife, museums or temples, isn’t really affected by the weather. Most of these tours are indoors. So it wouldn’t really matter if it’s raining or not. And even if it does rain, it makes the air less smoggy and therefore making it pleasurable on the whole.

Places to visit in Thailand in August
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The southern peninsula is also a good option to visit provided you check beforehand for cautions and warnings regarding the weather. The coastal part is generally wet, but then the rains are mostly limited to the afternoons. Mornings are warm with the sun shining, making it a perfect time to relax on the beach. The hotels and resorts offer rooms at discounted prices. This makes staying at fancy resorts viable. And these hotels often have a myriad of indoor activities to do!

Northern Thailand can also be a great option depending upon what you are looking for. If you are someone who loves nature and you don’t mind a little dampness, then you should really check this out. Though the northern part is the wettest at this point of the year, this adds to the lush green of the plants and foliage, making it more beautiful than ever. If the image of green jungles is making your dopamine levels high, then grab your gear and get going! With many people choosing not to get here because of the rains, it’s scarcely crowded. And that’s a big plus!

Wat Pho, in Bangkok, offers a view into the local traditions and history of the country. These buddha towers go up to 50 ft high and up to 150 ft long, which symbolises the holy figure’s entrance into nirvana. The Grand Palace is another major tourist site where the majority of the former Thai kings and royals lived for centuries. If food interests you, you should try the Thonglor or the Sathorn districts which offer a great variety of restaurants and bars.

Places to visit in Thailand in August

If you feel adventurous and want to head out to northern Thailand, try visiting the Elephant Valley in Chiang Rai. Or, trek to the Doi Suthep temple for taking in some beautiful views of Chiang Mai. You can also walk through the Ban Santichon Chinese Village or soak in Pai Hot Springs.

Doi Suthep, Places to visit in Thailand in August
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In Eastern Thailand, you can check out Koh Samui and Hua Hin which are known to be one of the best places for water activities. You can access the best snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing and kayaking. And if it rains, you can head out to a luxurious spa for a massage or a cooking class in the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts or the Koh Samui Smiley Cook.

And finally, heading towards the southern coasts of Thailand in August, you can check out Phang Nga Bay near Phuket or take a tour of Phi Phi Island. Another interesting addition can be the fishing village of Ban Samchong and the serene beaches of Khao Lak.

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Koh Samui

This beach location with its romantic vibe, luxurious resorts and crystal clear waters make it stand apart. And the lack of rainfall during the monsoon makes it a safe location to reach too. This good weather provides favourable conditions for water activities for both children and adults alike.

Koh Samui, Places to visit in Thailand in August
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Hua Hin

Hua Hin is located roughly about 195 km from Bangkok. The beaches at Hua Hin are long with soft, white sand. This location is between green hills on one side and the blue ocean on the other. You can visit the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park which is the first coastal natural park in Thailand with a primitive beach and a variety of flora. Another place of interest is the Khao Wang Palace which is built on a mountain.

Hua Hin, Places to visit in Thailand in August
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Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is 15 km to the north of Koh Samui. This location is famous for its full moon party on Hat Rin beach. On full moon night each month, EDM fans from all around the globe gather here. They paint colourful designs on themselves and party all night. This beach is also the busiest area on the island with all of its resto-bars and shops.

Koh Phangan, Places to visit in Thailand in August
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This is probably the most popularly known location on this list. And it is also one of the best destination choices in August. The Ripley’s Believe it or not! The museum is one of the most bizarre and one of the best places to see with all its unique and strange collections. The Sanctuary of Truth is an all-wood temple that is spectacular to see with astonishing wood-carvings. Pattaya also has many beaches with exciting water sports and restaurants.

Pattaya, Places to visit in Thailand in August
Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park

Located in southwestern Thailand is about a 3 hours drive from Phuket. You get to experience the world’s oldest evergreen jungle and marvel at the amazing limestone mountains. You also get an opportunity to explore the immense flora and fauna that are endemic to Thailand.

Khao Sok National Park, Places to visit in Thailand in August
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Events in Thailand in August

The Queen’s Birthday

The queen’s birthday on 12 August is celebrated in the whole of Thailand and also gets a public holiday. Locals celebrate her birthday while also celebrating Mother’s Day.

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