Spend Summer in Thailand Like a Local
Traveling to the southern tip of Thailand can be very dangerous. The U.S. Department of State warns against traveling to Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces due to ethnic and racial conflict. Instead, visit northern provinces such as the Gulf of Thailand, where the scenery is breathtaking. And if you still have some time to spare, you can even take a motorcycle tour around the country to see the country’s famous landscapes.
While the west coast of Thailand is usually drier and rainier than the southern coast, you can still have a fun summer vacation in the country during June and July. While the weather on Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan is still hot and humid, the rain will be much less intense. In Bangkok, the Chao Phraya River may flood during heavy rains, so plan accordingly. While traveling to Bangkok, look for low-season rates to avoid crowds.
If you can’t wait for the rain to start, you can still make your trip to the country even more memorable. The weather in Thailand in June is still very hot and humid, but the weather isn’t as bad as it is in July or August. The weather is a bit less wet, so you’ll have a little less trouble finding a place to stay. Besides, the prices will be much lower than in high seasons.