thanks for reading
im travelling to thailand the 14th of august starting in bangkok for a night then kanchaburi 4 nites then chaing mai 4 nights, then ko samui and ko phangan then returning to bangkok early september. what i am wondering is mainly the weather and what to expect in these areas, i no its the rainy season but is the rain only for a hour or two or will it be persistant. i am doing a hill trek in chaing mai and dont really want to be doing it the teaming rain.
also any advice on things to do while i am there, in kanchaburi i will be doing the bridge and floating bungalow and a trip to the waterfalls, in chaing mai i will be doing the hill trek and some sight seeing in koh samui i think relaxing on the beach, in koh phangan beach again and maybe have a look at the full moon party.
if you can let me no about the weather in the places i would much appreciate it.
#1 toproadman has been a member since 14/1/2012. Posts: 1
have a look at the animated thai weather map at this link:
it will give you an idea of what to expect at each of the destinations you've mentioned for the time you'll be in the area. regards.
I need help please...i also have questions i would like help on, but not sure where to go post it, please help!
Not sure how to add it to the forum?
#3 Bradford1812 has been a member since 13/1/2012. Posts: 1
Hey!! I'll be in thailand in ago/sep, planning bangkok, ayuthaya, lopbury, phitsanulok, sukothai, chiang mai, chiang rai, and then beach!
#4 Sunchala has been a member since 10/3/2012. Posts: 2
It is not monsoon from July to September on the Gulf of Thailand, as it is on a different weather pattern. It will be monsoon in the rest of the country though.
#5 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252
The monsoon in Samui and Phangan generally starts around October until February, prior to this June, July and August are usually good weather with the occasional shower (mostly at night) and calm seas (this is important for island hopping). With regard to the FMP be aware that most bungalow operators require a minimum 5 night stay around the party time, although this does drop to less nights the further from the main party area that you are.
#6 Cassnu has been a member since 11/3/2012. Posts: 3
I'm a weather nerd - this is my usual spiel for August:
Oh yeah - I was in Kanchanaburi last week for my second visit. I stayed both in town and up-country on one of the raft house resorts at Sai Yok.
I reckon one of the best ways to see the region is to take one of the good value daytours offered all over Kanchanaburi town. Mine took in the fabulous Erawan waterfalls (we were there for over 3 hours so plenty of time to visit all 6 falls), Hellfire Pass, the Krasae Cave, a trip on the Death Railway and a walk across the Bridge on the River Kwai.
There are plenty of alternative itineraries which take in hot springs, elephant riding, other waterfalls and caves etc - I reckon next time I'll ty to do one with rafting having watches dozens glide by my raft house on the mid Kwai River Noi.
I personally think the Death Railway and Erawan Falls are other musts - plus Hellfire Pass if you are an Aussie or Kiwi.