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Fancying a getaway that is a little less conventional and a little more thrilling? Craving for a colourful city alive even during the rainy season, the monsoon that is? Coming to Bangkok in July is a perfect solution!This interesting city changes when the rainy season comes, with traditions, architecture, historical experiences, and green scenery. Experience the colourful Thai festivals, and get enchanted with the beautiful temples, shiny exteriors, and delicious food prepared and sold under the roof of a Thai marketplace. Here is a detailed list of 5 amazing places you do not want to miss when in Bangkok in July.

Places To Visit In Bangkok In July

Bangkok, the “City of Angels,” vibrates with an enchanting verve that mesmerises those arriving throughout the year. But the month of July, which feels artistic with many cultural festivals and is slightly influenced by the monsoon, provides a different way to comprehend such an active city. There is hardly a single type of activity to engage in when in Bangkok in July, ranging from visiting grand temples to tasting delicious street food.
This guide unveils five captivating destinations that will immerse you in the essence of Bangkok in July season:

1. Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Discover the opulence of the Grand Palace in Bangkok in July when rain has washed the pinnacle to a gleam.

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This magnificent structure, the royal palace of the kingdom, was designed with detailed arabesque designs, other trims in mosaic, and towering turrets so that even the monsoon rain did not diminish its golden brilliance. Adjacent to the palace there is one of the most sacred places in Thailand – the temple named Wat Phra Kaew. A temple that hosts the Emerald Buddha, an important sculpture carved in jade, reflects the countries’ devotion to the Buddhist faith.
Entry Fee: 500 Baht (approx. USD 14) for adults, free for children under 120 cm.
Location: Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. (Approx. 20-minute walk or short taxi ride from Sanam Luang station)

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2. The Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun

Ascend the steps of the temple, Wat Arun, in Bangkok in July where monsoon-lashed views are even more spectacular

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Magnificently located by the west side of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun Chamaba Vihara popularly recognised as the Temple of Dawn, is beautiful to behold. It has capsized porcelain shards, and the prang comes to life during the monsoons due to the rain wash which polishes the surface and enhances the colours. This village is located at the base of the mountain and its top is also reached by stairs, which are slippery in the rain, but the view of the city skyline is magnificent.
Entry Fee: 100 Baht (approx. USD 3) for adults, free for children under 120 cm.
Location: Wat Arun resides in the Wat Arun Subdistrict, Bangkok Yai District. (Accessible by ferry across the Chao Phraya River from Wat Pho or Tha Tien Pier)

3. Chatuchak Weekend Market

 Go shopping for expensive finds at Chatuchak Weekend Market- Bangkok in July’s buying spree, wet or dry.

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Discover the lively mood of Chatuchak Weekend Market, the biggest weekend market across the globe. The market has over 15,000 stalls spread over 27 acres providing souvenirs, clothes, handicrafts, and regional food. As for the rain, most vendors have stalls that are covered and at least the rain is refreshing during July. Negotiations are part of the whole selling process and waterproof shopping bags are easily accessible.
Entry Fee: Free admission
Location: 103 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10900, Thailand. (Accessible by MRT subway to Chatuchak Park station or BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit station)

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4. Ayutthaya Historical Park

Get a time travel experience in Ayutthaya Historical Park

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Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park, a famous attraction in Thailand. It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and became the biggest and most glorious capital of Siam. The ancient city of Ayutthaya is approximately one hour north of Bangkok and was the capital of the ancient Siamese Kingdom. Today, several temples, palaces, and monastery ruins may be admired there.
Entry Fee: 150 Baht (approx. USD 4) for foreigners, free for Thai citizens.
Location: Located in the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province of Thailand (Accessible by bus, train, or private car from Bangkok).

5. Amphawa Floating Market

Let the rain lead you to some overlooked corners and colourful streets

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Begin an engrossing expedition to the glorious Amphawa Floating Market, set up on the Mae Klong River. Enjoy yourself while on the longtail boat trip by observing the boats that sell various Thai seafood. Delight yourself with great seafood dishes, tropical fruits, and local candies and enjoy the special mood of the place. During the monsoon, the vendors, food clients inclusive, normally display their products under small structures to minimise the effect of rain on food.
Entry Fee: Free admission (boat tours typically incur a small fee)
Location: Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Province 75000, Thailand. (Accessible by car, minivan, or bus from Bangkok)

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Bangkok in July is a city that has risen from the ashes. Both under the scorching sun and rain, the mango trees of Madurai dazzle, temples and streets are alive with colours of traditions, history and people’s warm-heartedness. Due to the gorgeous mix of historical background, exotic places’ impact and delicious local food, Bangkok is a place that will live a stone’s throw from any tourist who wants to see the world with different eyes. Plan your next trip to Bangkok today and prepare yourself for the off-the-beaten-track beauty of Bangkok during the rainy season.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bangkok In July

Is It Wise To Visit Bangkok In July?

Yes! The monsoons come, but rather than pouring down it rains, and the showers can be refreshing and brief. There will be significantly fewer crowds, and the cultural events that are normally displayed will be more active.

What are the traditional foods that a first-time visitor to Bangkok should try out?

Savour authentic Thai cuisine like Pad Thai noodles, spicy hot shrimp soup called Tom Yum, and delicious wok-fried curries.

What form of transport is available in Bangkok?

BTS Skytrain and Metropolis Rapid Transit subway are quite cheap and reasonable means of transport to get around Bangkok. Although you will find cabs and tuk-tuks easily, it is better to bargain for the fare before setting on a journey.

What are some of the cultural events that take place in Bangkok in July?

Poya in July is called Asalha Puja which is believed to be the first discourse by Buddha.

Is it necessary for me to get a visa to visit Bangkok?

Entry, permit, and Visa regulations based on the country of origin. It is compulsory for any foreign student wishing to study or be a part of any institution at any level to check on these specifications with the local Thai embassy or consulate.

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