Thailand’s Rainy Season: 10 Hotspots Worth Beating

Though the heat still lingers boiling in some areas and moderate in others, Thailand comes rainy season is still one charming sightseeing spot for visitors. Even in shade or muggy rainfall, you can still imbibe that misty air and the smell of the lush landscape after the rain.

These are 10 top visiting sites that you can unwind and should not pass up even if it rains made in Thailand.

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1. Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai Province

Doi Inthanon
A bright sky day up on the Doi Inthanon National Park

Of all the mountains in Thailand, Doi Inthanon reaches the furthest up. The air is chilly all year round, a bit warmed up in summer. Bikers and rovers alike love starting their adventure up the mountain in the cool breeze, cruising gradually along the road with windows rolled down and feeling the misty air in the serenity of nature most untouched. The fog gathers thicker in the rainy season than it does in winter.

The is formed in the woods and is pushed out to the plain by the wind rendering the dreamiest landscape nature could ever offer. Going high up and paying respect to the miracle of nature that lasts only a few hours since dawn: the sea of fog.

Entrance fee:
Adult 300 THB | Children 150 THB

Operating Hours: 5:30 AM – 6:30 PM Daily

Contact: +66 53 286 729

2. Phu Langka Forest Park, Phayao Province

Thailand's Rainy Season at Phu Langka Forest Park, Phayao Province
The dawn view from Phu Langka Forest Park

Phu Langka is another park where visitors blithely come time and time again to admire the sea of fog even in the rainy season for those who miss out in the winter.  When the fog is formed over the fields of blooming colorful wildflowers just before dissipating into the wind, it is an unforgettable sight seared into one’s memory forever.

Entrance fee:
Adult 200 THB | Children 100 THB

Operation Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Contact: +66 54 415 748

3. Chiang Khan District, Loei Province

Chiang Khan District, Lei Province
The walking street of Chiang Khan District

Indulge in one of the best preserved Thai traditional way-of-life of the northeast area. Experience uniquely charming landmarks of Thai folk-style wooden houses. Then, take a raft down the Mekong River and check out all the colorful pebbles at Kaeng Khut Khu that spans almost fully across from side to side of the river. 

And don’t forget to catch the sea of fog on Phu Tok (the Lonely Mountain) that stands in the emblem of the provincial seal. Take as many as selfies you like to let others see. Tag the special someone along, and double the fun. Or visiting alone, but the joy never seems any less.

4. Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Chaiyaphum Province

Siam Tulip Field, Chaiyaphum Province
Siam Tulip Field in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park

From Pa Hin Ngam National Park, the scent of Siam Tulips Field will leave visitors breathless. During the rainy season from June to August, Siam Tulips are in bloom revealing their pinkish purple petals that simply match the color of the green field that extends for miles from Pa Hin Ngam National Park to Pha Sud Phandin (Earth’s Peak.)

The best time of the year you should visit the Siam Tulip Field starts in June and end in August. There will be a festival and you can see many Thai locals who also waiting for this event to happen.

Entrance fee:
Adult 200 THB | Children 100 THB

Operating Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Contact: +66 44 890 105

5. Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi Province

Hellfire pass of the Death Railway

One of the renowned spots in Kanchanaburi, this is the place where you can breathe deeply to embrace the true nature around you. Moreover, you can have a little walk to the end of the path and see the breathtaking view of the wood. There is also a Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum of the background of the Death Railway and the people who sacrifice their life for this valley.

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No entrance fee

Operating Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily

Contact: +66 34 531 347

6. Khao Krachom, Ratchaburi Province

The sea fog up in the Khao Krachom Mountain

For those who’re looking for a place where you can walk into real nature without pollution, Khao Krachom is going to be the place where you belong. You can walk through natural spots such as Namtok Pha Daeng (waterfall). You can also find many rare wildflowers around the mountaintop.

Entrance fee:
50 THB for one car

Operating Hours: 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily *Close on holiday

Contact: +66 871 358 623

7. Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima Province

The video of a foreigner who came to visit Khao Yai Nation Park

This Thailand’s first national park is blessed with bountiful ecology of wild animals, perennial woods, and flowers most sprung to life in the rainy season – perfect for true nature lovers.  

The air feels as light as a whisper perfect to visit some of the most frequent spots such as Hew Narok Waterfall, Hew Su Wat Waterfall, and Pha Kluai Mai Waterfall. Then relax at Palio and feel at home, for their array of European-style shops is screaming for you to take some snaps.

Entrance fee:
Adult 200 THB | Children 100 THB

Operating Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Contact: +66 60 926 529

8. Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani Province

Thailand's Rainy Season
Khao Sok National Park

Choew Lan Dam or Khao Sok National Park is the top scenic spot for visitors to wake up in cool morning fog and burbling clear streams. Feel free to go in. Take a plunge or simply lay afloat all day. For those who don’t wish to get wet, rent a raft. There is nothing better than being surrounded by nature and sipping cold beers.

Entrance fee:
Adult 300 THB | Children 150 THB

Operating Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily *Close on holiday

Contact: +66 77 395 154

9. Tee Lor Su Waterfall, Tak Province

Thailand's Rainy Season
Railay beach

Asides from being the largest waterfall in Thailand, Tee Lor Su’s second-to-none grandeur is best experienced in the rainy season. The sound of plunging water onto the rocks below can be heard throughout the forest, so you know you are far from a raucous car engine in the city. And, most wildflowers are in full bloom just when the rainy season is ending.  That’s a tip for you, nature hunters.

Entrance fee:
No information provided

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Daily

Contact: +66 55 508 780

10. Krung Ching Waterfall, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province

Thailand's Rainy Season
Krung Ching Waterfall

Originating in Khao Luang National Park, all 7 tiers of Krung Ching Waterfall are named Mud Pae, Fon San Ha, Plew, Jon, Joan, Ton Toh, and Wang Rua Bin. The second tier is the largest and most beautiful for its gradual, almost artistic, trickling water, a perfect spot for a family picnic and relaxation.

Asides from the above top 10, many other sites await you to explore and make a visit to remember for life!  Thais are known to be very friendly to foreigners.  They are polite and care very much for others’ well-being.  Your visit to Thailand will be so endearing once you get to see Thai smile; there is nothing like it.

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Entrance fee:
Adult 200 THB | Children 100 THB

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contact: +66 75 300 494-5

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