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Posted by Snejbjerg on 27/1/2010 at 17:27

We are a danish family, 2 adults, 3 children age 7, 14, 16 years who would like to visit Thailand. My vife and I have been there 3 times, but that was backpack travel in the 1987, 1992 and 1993.
We plan to go in last two weeks of june and all of july...

We have three questions:

1. what is the weather conditions during this period if we whant to go to Koh Chang/koh Kut area and to Cambodia (Angor Wat area)

2. Which of the islands near Koh Chang/koh Cut is the most beutyful and relaxed

3. We have heard that Koh Phi Phi is to crouded in the high season. What about july and how is the weather conditions on this side of Thailand

Hope to hear from travellers with experience
Best regards Jan and family

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/1/2010 at 07:18 admin

1) June, July and August are the wettest three months of the year on Ko Chang and Ko Kut -- check this page for a weather map:

Angkor Wat will also be wet, but that is less of an issue.

2) Ko Wai would be my pick, but as I mentioned, it will be very very wet.

3) Ko Phi Phi is very popular and crowded, but it is also very wet at that time of the year. Your best best for islands in June through August is Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao -- but they are all quite developed nowadays.


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Posted by Snejbjerg on 2/2/2010 at 19:11

Hallo again. Thank you for all replies. It is however still a little unclear to me where to go in Thailand....Koh Chang area and Cambodia (Angkor) or south Thailand Koh Phi Phi. We do whish to see some nice beach, and to do some snorkling.

do anyone have advice to share with us.....

Thanks again

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Posted by tezza on 3/2/2010 at 17:25

If you check travelfish's weather map you will find that the southern Gulf is usually driest that time of year - its wet season normally does not cut in until Oct. So for most sunshine/least rain I'd be heading for Samui/Phangan/Tao. I reckon Phangan is the best allrounder of these, but Tao is best for snorkelling. Samui has the biggest range of high-end and midrange accommodation.

On average the big Ko Chang area is a fair bit wetter than Phi Phi mid year. Maybe because of this, Phi Phi will be busier, but still in low season.
Phi Phi has the best snorkelling - big Chang is ordinary as are Mak and Kut - Whai is pretty good.
The areas south of big Chang have limited transport in wet season and not all accomm places will be open.
Phi Phi tends to have places open all year these days.

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