With the onset of monsoon, typically in June, Thailand experiences more torrential rainfalls in July. Both northern and southern Thailand lies in a similar temperature range of 24 to 33 oC. It is windy throughout the country with heavy downpour and splashes of sunshine in some regions.
Weather in Thailand in July
Best places to visit in Thailand in July
1. Hua Hin
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin is drier than other parts of Thailand with pleasant weather and occasional night showers. Popular among Thais as a romantic getaway, the city boasts a myriad of seaside houses, a couple of classic summer houses, shopping and sightseeing villages, and many more. For all those adventure freaks, Phraya Nakhon Cave would be the perfect place to explore as it is located in a hard- to- reach site, and only an ardent traveller would succeed. The city doesn’t disappoint shopaholics with plenty of places like Cicada market, Hua Hin Night Market and the modern theme-based shopping complexes like Plearn Wan Shopping Village and The Venezia Hua Hin. You can head to the Black Mountain Water Park for a fun-filled day or Khao Takiab (also known as Monkey Mountain) to get breathtaking views of Hua Hin. Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, a seaside summer palace and Santorini Park Cha-Am, a recreated Greek island theme park are places worth visiting during your stay at Hua Hin.
2. Koh Samui
Located at a short distance from the hustling Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is a hub of fabulous waterfalls, national parks and charming landscapes that attracts foreigners and local nationals alike. With the onset of monsoon, the waterfalls gush with water, and flora and fauna thrive, making it the best time to visit this place for people who don’t mind the rain. The city is also renowned for its many war memorials and museums of World War II era. Erawan National Park with splendid waterfalls and caves, the mysterious Sai Yok National park, the secluded Huai Mae Khamin waterfall are worth visiting during this season. For those interested in the country’s history and sneak peek into the WWII days, head to Death Railway Bridge, Death Railway Museum, Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, Chung-Kai War Cemetery amongst many others.
4. Koh Tao
Events in Thailand in July
1. Pattaya Marathon
This annual event, also known as King’s Cup Marathon, is a large-scale event and is held in July every year in Pattaya, Chonburi Province. Athletes from all over the globe participate in this event which has full, half and quarter marathons.
2. Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
3. Rambutan Fair
Festivals to Attend in Thailand in July
1. Asanha Bucha Day
Considered one of the holiest days in Buddhism, this day commemorates Buddha’s first sermon in which he explained the religion’s four noble truths to five of his disciples. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the eighth lunar month (month of Ashada) with ceremonies (puja) held at large temples. A significant number of monks gather to be ordained, which is followed by peaceful candle-lit processions in different parts of the country. People donated food and candles to local temples.
2. Wan Khao Phansa
3. International Wax Sculpture and Candle Procession Festival
Held in Ubon Ratchathani, this grand festival exhibits processions of elegantly carved classic beeswax candles, with Buddhism, Buddhist traditions and beliefs as the central pillars of this celebration. It is a feast to eyes to watch these huge wax sculptures and ornate candles of varying shapes and sizes.