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    While the month of August offers a relief from the blazing sun, it also creates an air of apprehension when it comes to picking the right place for a holiday. It’s either too rainy everywhere or too hot. But, just like they say there’s no place that cannot be visited, we found out the 10 best places to visit in August in Asia that are absolutely ideal for vacationing the way you desire.

    They have the perfect weather and offer just the right kind of experiences, which means if you visit any of these places for your holiday, you’d get the best of both worlds!

    10 Top Places To Visit In Asia In August For An Ideal Vacation

    1. Bali in Indonesia

    Unlike most places to visit in Southeast Asia in August that stay covered with endless rain or heat, Bali offers a perfectly pleasant weather as it is one of its driest months. From exploring its temples to indulging in some adventure at its beaches, you can do everything that has been on your bucket list till date without traveling too far.

    bali during august

    Weather: The average temperature stays around 27°C and the weather is dry, mostly sunny & there’s hardly any rain.
    Top things to do: Visiting the famous Uluwatu Temple, taking a day trip to Nusa Dua, indulging in water adventures like snorkeling, scuba diving & more, shopping exquisite souvenirs, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • The St. Regis Bali Resort
    • Alila Vilas Uluwatu
    • W Bali, Seminyak

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    2. Langkawi in Malaysia

    If you’ve been longing for an ideal beach vacation but haven’t been able to due to budget constraints, worry not. An otherwise expensive destination, Langkawi offers its fancy holiday experience for real cheap when it’s the month of August, as the onset of monsoon marks the end of the peak season. There is a huge drop in the airfares, accommodation rates & more, and absolutely zero effect in the experiences the island has in store.

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    Weather: The average temperature varies between 31° C to 25° C, and despite intermittent rains, there are long hours of sunshine.
    Top things to do: Enjoying breathtaking views from the cable car ride, indulging in thrilling experiences like parasailing, jet skiing & more, island hopping, exploring the Ayer Hangat Night Market on Friday, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
    • The Danna Langkawi
    • Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

    3. Singapore

    Since Singapore experiences a similar climate throughout the year, no time is a bad time to visit the Merlion land. It is definitely a place that would seem a bit more expensive than the others, but you can spend less and explore more if you plan wisely. And fortunately, there’s very less rain in Singapore in August, but definitely a lot of heat, which you can beat with a splash by chilling at Sentosa!

    singapore in august

    Weather: The temperature stays between 31 °C to 20 °C and the weather is either hot or gets windy with minimal rainfall as it’s the season of Southwest monsoon.
    Top things to do: Visiting Marina Bay Sands, spending an afternoon in Cloud Forest & watching the trees come to life at Gardens By The Bay, visiting Sentosa & its fun attractions, taking a day tour of Bintan Island, shopping at Bugis Street, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Marina Bay Sands
    • The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
    • Furama Riverfront Hotel

    4. Antalya in Turkey

    Situated partly in eastern Europe and partly in western Asia, Turkey is the next best place to visit in Asia in July & August. While there are numerous cities in the country with innumerable attractions, Antalya is the ultimate place to visit of all. Its serene beaches surrounded by exquisite hotels would make sure your Turkish getaway becomes your best holiday ever!

    woman looking at the sea in antalya

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    Weather: The month of August is dry and sunny with some refreshing sea breeze, which makes it a vibrant time of the year for the tourists.
    Top things to do: Witnessing the Duden waterfalls, beach hopping, visiting the Kurşunlu Waterfall Nature Park & Aqualand Antalya Dolphinland, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Delphin Imperial Hotel
    • Titanic Beach Lara Resort
    • Crowne Plaza Antalya

    5. Colombo in Sri Lanka

    While some places to visit in Sri Lanka experience monsoon in August, some like Colombo, which are located in the east boast a decent weather. At this time, you can find yourself a good hotel at reasonable prices, chill on the beaches around, shop for exquisite souvenirs, and enjoy a hassle-free sightseeing tour.

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    Weather: The average temperature stays around 28 °C with seven hours of sunshine and barely any rainfall.
    Top things to do: Visiting the National Museum of Colombo & Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, shopping in Pettah, spending an evening at Galle Face Green, exploring the Colombo Dutch Museum, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Taj Samudra
    • Colombo Court Hotel & Spa
    • Hotel Galadari

    6. Kerala in India

    One of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia in August, India has everything from the hills to the beaches. So, if the nature admirer & adventurer in you is looking for the best of both the worlds, head right down to Kerala for a luxurious yet pocket-friendly holiday. You can spend a week or two and witness the place in all its glory as the monsoon turns Kerala into a green paradise.

    kerala during monsoon

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    Weather: The weather during August is warm and there are beautiful downpours throughout the month, which makes it a perfect place for having a relaxing holiday.
    Top things to do: Dining at the Cave Restaurant in Wayanad, staying in a houseboat in Kumarakom, indulging in water sports in Varkala, taking a day trip to Vagamon, and pampering yourself with Ayurveda treatments
    Best places to stay:

    • Taj Bekal Resort & Spa
    • Kochi Marriott Hotel
    • Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, Vayalar

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    7. Malé in Maldives

    Absolutely perfect for monsoon and beach lovers, Maldives is a haven to visit in August. Despite being one of the wettest months, the month of August has plenty of sunshine out there for its admirers. While there are a lot of places to visit in the Maldives, Malé is the best pick since it experiences a moderate temperature in comparison to the other places in the south.

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    Weather: The average temperature during August stays around 28°C, making the weather a bit hot throughout the day with a very minimal rainfall.
    Top things to do: Indulging in surfing, scuba diving & other water sports, taking a day trip to Hulhulé Island, visiting the Tsunami Monument, capturing the beauty of the beaches, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Hotel Jen Malé
    • Kurumba Maldives
    • Hotel Octave Maldives

    8. Bangkok in Thailand

    Thailand has innumerable incredible options when it comes to picking a perfect holiday place. But if you’re a Shopaholic or shopping in Bangkok has been one of the major to-dos on your list, the month of August is the perfect time to fly down there. The Amazing Thailand Grand Sales (which begin in this month) have plenty of kick-ass deals that would keep you entertained when it rains for a while outside.

    bangkok at night in august

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    Weather: The temperature in Bangkok during August is usually between 33°C and 25°C. It’s partly sunny & partly cloudy, with beautiful downpours.
    Top things to do: Visiting the Wat Arun Temple, shopping at the best markets, taking a tour of the Grand Palace, pampering yourself with an oriental spa, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
    • W Bangkok
    • Riva Surya Bangkok

    9. St. Petersburg in Russia

    While the summers in Russia are warm and humid, the surreal city of St. Petersburg boasts the best weather during the mid of August. You can comfortably head out for sightseeing and even attend the crazy summer festivals. Though, the only downside is the endless number of tourists and queues. So, it’s best to plan your Russia holiday in advance for a hassle-free experience.

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    Weather: The temperature varies between 13 °C to 21 °C, which makes the weather perfectly ideal for heading out at any time of the day.
    Top things to do: Visiting the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Museum & more, savouring the local cuisines, shopping in the Nevsky Prospekt or Sadovaya Street, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel
    • Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
    • Matisov Domik

    10. Dubai in UAE

    Unlike the other destinations, Dubai is one place that stays hot or only becomes hotter throughout the year. So, if you’re not someone who embraces monsoon much, this city in the middle east is the paradise for you, and undeniably the best place to go in August in Asia. From thrilling experiences to breathtaking attractions, it has got everything in store to make your trip one of its kind.

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    Weather: Dubai is quite hot in August in comparison to the other months, but definitely the best time to visit if you embrace the sun, love the summer dresses, and wish to escape the crowd.
    Top things to do: Visiting Burj Khalifa, exploring Palm Jumeirah & beating the heat at the Aquaventure Waterpark, buying some gold & glitter, dining in the Dhow Cruise, and more
    Best places to stay:

    • Kempinski Residences Palm Jumeirah
    • Raffles Dubai
    • Park Hyatt Dubai

    So, which of these places to visit in August in Asia have you picked for your holiday? Do, let us know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to customize your trip package with TravelTriangle for a hassle-free and memorable experience!

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