Thailand is indeed a paradise surrounded by white sandy beaches and exotic islands kept secluded from the chaos of the city life. Despite of the scenic beauty of this destination, there’s always a doubt whether it is worth it to visit Thailand in June. And the answer is, definitely YES! While places like Phuket and Krabi receive heavy rainfall, getaways like Koh Tao and Koh Samui are the best regions to visit during your escape to Thailand in June.
And for those who’re planning a vacation in this paradise, this quick guide will let them explore the best places to visit, and amazing things to do without missing out on anything.
Weather In Thailand
In the month of June, Thailand has a pleasant weather to give a perfect vibe of tropical vacation. With the water gushing at the shores, and streets drenched with the sudden rain, the weather in Thailand is unpredictable in June. While the rain hardly lasts for two hours, the city dries out in a jiffy.
Places To See In Thailand In June
1. Chiang Mai
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Settled in the Verdant valley in the north of Bangkok, this prospering city is surrounded by the mighty mountains and the tribal villages on the hills. This ancient city reflects a beautiful blend of the past and the present with its majestic temples and modern buildings. Be it the adventure seekers or the first time travelers, this place has a lot to offer to everyone. Within the boundaries of Chiang Mai, one can enjoy a relaxing Thai spa experience and relish a variety of cuisines along with an exciting nightlife.
Things to do in Chiang Mai: Night safari, Heritage temple tour, visit to the Bao Sang Handicraft village
Tucked away from the chaos of the human settlements, this little town stands in the midway of the Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai. Its picturesque surroundings and the isolated location makes it a dream destination for the travelers. The town has everything to make your vacation relaxing and adventurous at the same time. Apart from the thrilling experiences, the place also shelters incredible natural hot water springs, waterfalls, and ethnic Tribal villages.
Things to do in Pai: White water rafting, bamboo rafting, hiking, and trekking
3. Mae Hong Son
Edged up with the border of Burma, this city gives a surreal experience of the rural lifestyle. This north-western province is surrounded by the gigantic peaks of the mountain which comes out as a great place for people who are looking for solace amidst the nature. The city is also home to the Padaung ethnic hill tribe who are known for their long neck Karen. The gushing waterfalls, natural hot water springs, and the forested caves engulfed in the massive mountains of Mae Hong Son make Thailand in June, a truly desirable destination.
Things to do in Mae Hong Son: Boat ride in Pai River, trekking at Pai, and visit to the Kayan Village
4. Doi Inthanon National Park
Amidst the land of tropical forests and coastal beaches, the Doi Inthanon National Park stands out from the other destinations in Thailand. Sheltering the tallest mountain in the country, this park is located at an elevation which also experiences snowfall during the cold season in the region. The Doi Inthanon National Park boasts crystal clear waterfalls, adventurous hiking trails, and the markets where one can spot the tribal people decked up in their authentic clothes.
Things to do Doi Inthanon National Park: Sightseeing at Mai Klang Waterfall, Mae Ya Waterfall and Sirithan Waterfall, hiking at Ang Ka Nature Trail, and shopping at Hmong market
5. Chiang Rai
Tucked at the northernmost part of the Thailand, this city serves as an adjoining point for the golden triangle which consists of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. For the travelers planning to enjoy their stopover at the city, Chiang Rai keeps them close to the nearby destinations of Thailand. However this place has its own charm which is reflected by the Buddhist temples, and museums which narrates the story of the town.
Things to do in Chiang Rai: Boat ride at Kok river, visit the Wat Klang Wiang, White temple, Munitti Chiang Rai Buddhist temple, Cultural Hall Museum, and Baan Dam Museum tour
6. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
At the northeast part of the town stands a bell shape Chedi of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. The Chedi was built by King Naresuan in 1592 and he was considered to be one of the greatest kings of Ayutthaya. This architecture reflects the joy of the king’s victory over the Burmese army. Showcasing the history of Naresuan, this temple-turned-museum also features a courtyard that is lined with Buddha statues amongst which is the famous restored statue of
reclining Buddha. The silence prevailing in the boundaries of this temple will give you chance to spend few moments in peace.
Things to do near Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon: Ferry Boat ride at Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Historical Park, biking, Thailand Zoo
7. Erawan National Park
Settled at the peaks of the Tenasserim hills in Kanchanaburi province, makes Erawan National Park one of the famous national parks in Thailand. Established in the year 1975, this was the 12th national park in this unitary state. The fascinating sight of the park is the Erawan Waterfalls which steals the attention of the visitors. The name of this 3-tiered waterfall came out from the three headed elephant in the Hindu mythology. Surrounded by the emerald green pond, this waterfall also gives a close insight to the wildlife and the adventurous trails which makes this a great location for families and adventurous travelers.
Things to do in Erawan National Park: Visit to the Phra Tha Cave; Pha Tad Waterfall; Hiking Trails
8. Khao Laem Lake
With the scenic view of the hills in the backdrop, this gigantic lake blankets the entire region around Sangkhlaburi. Formed by the Vajiralongkorn dam in the 1980’s, the lake submerged two villages which were later relocated. A boat ride on the lake that gives a glimpse of the surreal life is a must-experience for all the travelers.
Things to do in Khao Laem Lake: Houseboat tour, fishing, safari, boat ride
9. Koh Samui
To enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, Koh Samui can be a great escape while in Thailand. The luxury resorts and villas give a perfect holiday vibe to the luxury travelers, while the budget travelers can also end up finding affordable accommodation options on the white beaches of the Koh Samui.
Things to do in Koh Samui: Cabaret Shows, Namuang Waterfall, Visit to the Bophut Fisherman Village, and Big Buddha Shrine
10. Koh Tao
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Located at a distance of 55 kms away from Koh Samui, explore the world underneath the emerald green sea water by experiencing the thrill of Scuba Diving on this little island. Koh Tao means the ‘Turtle Island’, and the island lives up to its name by sheltering the turtles, and other sea creatures along with a spectacular sight of the coral reef. With its wide range of budget hotels and luxury beach resorts, the island offers a relaxing holiday experience to all.
Things to do in Koh Tao: Scuba diving, go for turtle sighting and coral reef
Festivals In Thailand In June 2018
1. Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival
In the month of June, the streets of Thailand are crowded with people wearing white masks. This is the time when the Thai people celebrate the rise from death. The significance of this day came from the local folklores which marks the rebirth of Prince Vessantara. It is believed that the Prince went for a long journey and made his followers think that he is dead. However, one day he came back alive and since then this day is commemorated as the Phi Ta Khon Ghost Festival.
Duration of the festival: 3 days
When: In June
Where: Dan Sai District, Thailand
2. Sunthorn Phu Day
For the poet inside you, this festival will be a great event to experience in Thailand in June. Celebrated annually, this festival commemorates the birthday of Sunthorn Phu who is known as the best royal poet in the country. It is followed as a cultural event where the famous poems written by Sunthorn Phu are recited, and enacted.
Duration of the festival: 1 day
When: 26th June, 2018
Where: Thailand Cultural Centre
Tips For Traveling To Thailand In June
- Carrying a rain jacket and rainfly is a must
- Do not miss applying a sunscreen while taking a sunbath on the beaches
- Do experience the spa massages as they are quite affordable
- Learn some common phrases to interact with the friendly locals
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