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Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

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Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

Hi,

We are planning a trip trough Thailand from end of july til 20 august.

We are aware of the fact that this is the rainy season. But after some reading we are a bit worried, is this really bad? Or is it possible to have a day with a few hours of rain, and the others hours Sunshine? We have some rough ideas of areas to visit, but we were wondering the sequence. Is the weather at the beaches in the south the best in early august or late august? And what about the north (Chiang mai/ Chiang Rai/...)

And which beaches do you guys recommend to visit in august?

Thanks a lot!

perth
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1. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

Hi

I wouldn't worry too much from statistic the wettest month in Thailand is October. August is the rainy season up

North and the west coast ( think krabi, Phuket) sides. That said when is rains is not the whole day rains usually rains and stop with plenty of sunshines however no one can predict of how much rains or the sequence of rains we will have each year, the weather patterns seems to change every year not onlyThailand but around the globe.

For beach part I would suggest koh Samui and / or surrounding islands in the east coast, its dry season that side of coast.

Cheers,

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2. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

The east coast will be the best time weather wise for beaches. koh Samui area.

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3. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

If you don't want to risk it check out Koh Samui on the gulf coast as it's the dry season in August.

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4. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

Thanks for the replies!

I think we're going to choose for Koh Samui or Koh Tao.

Maybe combined with a few days at the west coast.

And what about trekking? Is it a good idea to do this in the environment of Chiang Rai?

Or is it too risky with the rains?

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5. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

You can do trekking in both chiang mai and Chang rai :)

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6. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

Thanks for the replies!

So it's better to go to the east coast than the west coast during august?

And does anyone have tips/advice for nice beaches at the east coast?

Koh Tao or Koh PhaNgan or Ko Samui? Or still something else?

We are looking for a nice beach, but doesn't like the massa tourism

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7. Re: Roundtrip Thailand August.. Rainy season

Yes the east coast / gulf of Thailand you will have better weather as its dry season, whereas in the west coast / Andaman coast( Phuket side) is rainy season.

I think you might like to check out koh Tao and koh phangan as its a lot quieter than koh Samui. However I would avoids koh phagnan during full moon party if you don't like crowd.

Koh Samui still have plenty of quiet beach, beautiful but most part they are more develop then the koh phangan and koh Tao.

Cheers,

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