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Thailand in July
Written by Sanjana V on June 14, 2021 Share on

Thailand in July – A Complete Guide to a Fun Thailand Trip

Thailand is a tropical country with a lot of suns and rains most of the time. While the summer months are hot, humid, and ideal for tanning, the monsoon season brings the country’s scenery. Although Thailand’s rainy season runs from August to November, light rains are typical in May, June, and July.

July might be a pleasant month to visit but one should be prepared for rain. It’s the middle of the rainy season, the southwest monsoons bring heavy rains and thunderstorms to most of the country. On the positive side, there are fewer people and the costs are lower. The rain also makes the land lush and beautiful, providing ideal circumstances for collecting durian fruit.


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Weather in Thailand in July

The northern section of the nation, as well as the southwest coast beaches, receives the greatest rain, with around 18 wet days per month in Chiang Mai and around 16 to 17 rainy days around the coastline. Phuket and the islands of the Andaman Sea are wetter, whilst the Gulf of Thailand’s region surrounding Ko Samui and Hua Hin are normally dryer. The weather is scorching throughout, with nighttime lows around 75 degrees and daily highs near 90 degrees.

Heavy rains will make trekking difficult in Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle region; nonetheless, the land will be more green and lush, and rivers and waterfalls will be in full flow.

In July, the islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kood are extremely wet in terms of beaches. Rough waves may be encountered off the west coast, and the beaches of Phuket, Krabi, and Khao Lak. They have a far higher probability of torrential downpours than the east coast beaches of Koh Samui, Khanom, and Koh Pha Ngan, which are substantially drier and continue to enjoy continuous sunny periods. The month of July is very popular for diving on Koh Tao.

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Places to visit in Thailand in July

1. Hua Hin

Hua Hin is located in the centre of Thailand, making it one of the areas with the least amount of rain. This month’s weather stays favourable, allowing you to explore the area’s beaches as well as partake in a variety of gastronomic adventures. Despite the fact that it is not a well-known tourist attraction, it brings you closer to the local culture, tradition, history, and way of life.

Hua hin, Places to visit in Thailand in July
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Things to do: 

  • trekking at Khao Takiab mountain
  • Phraya Nakhon Cave exploration
  • Dine at Hua Hin Night Market
  • shop at Cicada Market

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2. Koh Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan is a Thai island known for its Full Moon Party, which taken place every month. This raucous night-long festival, which follows the lunar calendar, attracts visitors to Haad Rin, the country’s southern peninsula. The Large beach parties are held on this tranquil island attract loads of backpackers.

Koh Pha Ngan, Places to visit in Thailand in July
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3. Koh Samui

Thailand’s second-biggest island, Ko Samui, is located off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It’s famed for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves, deep, mountainous rainforest, luxury resorts, and pricey spas. In July, temperatures in Koh Samui stay at a pleasant 29 degrees, with small bursts of afternoon rain becoming more prevalent. There is nothing that can ‘dampen’ your spirits here since there is enough sunshine for you to spend as much time as you like on the beach.

Koh Samui, Places to visit in Thailand in July
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4. Koh Samet

The bulk of visitors come to Koh Samet to relax and sunbathe on the beach. It’s a laid-back island with a plethora of beaches to choose from. All of the activities are concentrated on the beach; hotels, nightclubs, spas, and restaurants are all scattered around the beach. It receives relatively little rainfall even during the monsoon season, so July is a perfect month to set back and watch the horizon.

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5. Koh Tao

The scuba diving location of preference in Thailand is Koh Tao, which translates to “Turtle Island.” The pristine white-sand beaches that encircle the steep 21-square-kilometre island are flanked by the Gulf of Thailand’s crystal-clear seas. The brilliant coral reefs are home to a diverse assortment of fascinating and colourful water species, including turtles.

Koh tao, Places to visit in Thailand in July
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In July, the sun shines brilliantly on Koh Tao, providing plenty of opportunity for sunning and water activities. July is right in the thick of Koh Tao’s bustling diving season, which is famed for its vibrant marine life.

Things to do:

  • Haad Tien
  • John-Suwan Viewpoint
  • Koh Nangyuan
  • Tanote Bay
  • hike to Chalok from Mae Haad.
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Festivals in Thailand in July

Asanha Bucha

The lunar calendar determines when the holy event takes place, however it is normally in July or August. At major temples, a magnificent ritual is done in which all the monks come to be ordained on this auspicious day. In several regions of the country, peaceful candle-lit processions are organised, and contributions of food and candles are offered to local temples.

Wan Khao Phansa

Takes place on the last day of the Thai-Lao Vassa observance is Wan Ok Phansa. It takes place in October, three lunar months following the start of Vassa, and is known as Wan Khao Phansa. It’s also the start of the monsoon season, and it’s marked with a lot of pomp and circumstance, including candle processions and boat rituals.


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July is unquestionably recommended for obtaining a typical authentic experience of a better season at a lower cost. In one of the various night markets that come alive at night, see how primitive or exceptionally adept you can be at haggling. Enjoy a variety of foods at numerous food booths, bring home a variety of souvenirs from your holiday, or arrange a whole Thailand tour package. Get in touch with Pickyourtrail for more amazing customized itineraries.

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