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 mad in Thailand.
Thailand’s Rainy Season
- Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai Province
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 cool breeze, cruising gradually along the road with windows rolled down and feeling the misty air in serenity of nature most untouched. The fog gathers thicker in 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 the nature could ever offer. Going high up and pay respect to the miracle of nature that last only a few hours since dawn: the sea of fog.
- Phu Langka Forest Park, Phayao Province
Phu Langka is another park that visitors blithely come time-and-time again to admire the sea of fog even in rainy season for those who miss out in the winter. When the fog is formed over the fields of blooming colorful wild flowers just before dissipating into the wind, it is an unforgettable sight seared into one’s memory forever.
- Chiang Khan District, Lei Province
Indulge into one of the best preserved Thai traditional way-of-life of the northeast. Experience uniquely charming landmark of Thai folk-style wooden house. Then take a raft down Mekong and check out all colorful pebbles at Kaeng Khut Khu that spans almost fully across from side to side of the river. And do not forget to catch the sea of fog on Phu Tok (the Lonely Mountain) that stands in the emblem of provincial seal. Shoot selfies all you like for the world to see. Tag the special someone along, and double the fun. Or visiting alone, but the joy never seems any less.
- Siam Tulip Field, Chaiyaphum Province
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 matches the color of green field that extends for miles from Pa Hin Ngam National Park to Pha Sud Phandin (Earth’s Peak.)
- Raft ride, Kanchanaburi Province
Raft ride is great when traveling in group of friends and family. Kanchanaburi has many routes to choose; from cruising down the river on a nice cool day to awesome adventure of wild stream. Many rest stops are by the river ready to compliment your nice raft rides.
- Bee Park, Ratchaburi Province
Once an ore mine, Bee Park is just as beautiful in rainy season as it is in winter for its perfect blend of wild flowers, brooks in the midst of mountain range by the west border of Thailand. Frequent travelers come to enjoy being close to nature on vast land, and visit the Phawotai Museum in Thai contemporary house design housing historical artifacts of the locals. Also make sure to put these spots on the list: Baan Hom Tien, Alpaca Hill, and Veneto floating market.
- Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima Province
This Thailand’s first national park is blessed with bountiful ecology of wild animals, perennial woods, flowers most sprung to life in 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 are screaming for you to take some snaps.
- Choew Lan Dam, Surat Thani Province
Choew Lan Dam or Khao Sok National Park is a 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 with to get wet, rent a raft. There is nothing better than being surrounded by nature sipping cold beers.
- Tee Lor Su Waterfall, Tak Province
Asides from being the largest waterfall in Thailand, Tee Lor Su’s second-to-none grandeur is best experienced in rainy season. The sound of plunging water onto the rocks below can be heard all throughout the forest, so you know you are far from raucous car engine in the city. Most wild flowers there are in full bloom just when the rainy season is ending. That’s a tip for you, nature hunters.
- Krung Ching Waterfall, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Originated 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 artistically, trickling water, a perfect spot for family picnic and relax.
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 for foreigners. They are polite and care very much for others wellbeing. Your visit to Thailand will be so endearing once you get to see Thai smile; there is nothing like it.
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