Why You Should Visit Thailand in August

Koh Samui usually enjoys sunny skies in August. Pictured: Anantara Bohput Resort, Koh Samui.


Where to go to in Thailand in August? Because it is the rainy season, most parts of the country experience heavy rain in August. And flooding can be a problem in Bangkok. So you might have to set aside time for indoor activities. However, you can expect discounts at hotels and resorts – if you don’t mind the rain. But there are a few notable exceptions, where the beaches are bathed in sunshine most the month.


Thailand Weather in August

Hua Hin usually enjoys sunny skies in August. Pictured: V Villas Hua Hin – MGallery by Sofitel.

How is the weather in Thailand in August? Generally speaking, August is considered a poor month to visit, with lots of rain across much of the country. However, the temperature in August in Thailand is a bit cooler (but more humid) than other months.

Regarding Bangkok, August is one of the rainiest months of the year. And flooding can be a problem. While it rains in Bangkok an average of 20 days in August, that doesn’t mean it rains all day. But there can be the occasional torrential cloudburst.

The average high temperature in Bangkok in August is 33 degree Celsius, or 91 degrees Fahrenheit. And the average low temperature in August is 26 degrees Celsius, or 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you are planning to visit other parts of Thailand in August, rains are heaviest in Chiang Mai. And the same goes for the rest of Northern Thailand. Other popular tourists destinations with almost daily rain in August include Khao Lak, Krabi, and Phuket.

If you want to avoid the rain, Cha Am, Hua Hin, Khanom, Koh Phan Ngan, and Koh Samui tend to experience lots of sunshine in August. If you’re after sunshine, focus on the East Coast and avoid the West Coast!

Visiting Thailand in August

Bangkok’s tony shopping malls offer respite from the rain! Pictured: Siam Paragon.

Because August is the off-season in Thailand, many hotels and resorts offer discounts or special promotions. So this can be the perfect time to go shopping at Bangkok’s tony shopping malls, indulge in its sumptuous spas, feast at its  legendary restaurants, and explore its temples and other indoor tourist attractions.

August Events in Thailand

Because August in the off-season in Thailand, not many events are scheduled. However there are a few exceptions: a music festival, boat races, a national holiday, and the monthly full-moon parties.

Sunset Beach Music Festival – 6 August  2022

Sunset Beach Music Festival.

Popular musicians will perform at the Sunset Beach Music Festival, with a focus on raggae. BTW, this part of Thailand usually experiences sunny skies in August.

Cha-am, Amphoe Cha-am, Petchburi, Thailand. 

Queen Mother’s Birthday – 12 August 2022


The Queen Mother’s birthday is a national holiday in Thailand. And it also serves as Mother’s Day. Therefore, many restaurants and hotels will be offering special promotions on this day.


Full Moon Party – 12 August 2022

Full Moon Party at Haad Rin Sunris Beach on Koh Phangan, and island near Koh Samui. Photo Credit: Per Meistrup.

The Full Moon Party is held on the beach of Haad Rin every month on the night of the full moon.

DJs play a variety of musical styles including trance, dubstep, reggae, and techno. Jugglers, fire-eaters, and fireworks add drama to the all-night event.

Haad Rin is crescent shaped beach located on the island of Ko Pha Ngan. It can be reached by boat from Koh Samui, an island off the coast of Southern Thailand.

Koh Samui is 293 miles (471 kilometres) south of Bangkok. Because the drive takes nearly 10 hours, air travel is recommended,. The flight takes just over one hour.

Samui Latin Fiesta – 25 to 27 August 2023

Samui Latin Fiesta at Tembo Beach Club.

Originally scheduled for 15 to 17 January 2022, the Koh Samui Latin Fiesta has been postponed until 22 to 24 July.

Phichit Boat Racing Festival – 26 August to 4 September 2022

Traditional Thai long boats. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

A total of 40 traditional long boats will compete in the Phichit Boat Race. And they will be divided into four categories. To clarify, they take place when rivers are at their highest level.

Meanwhile, vendors will be peddling a variety of local products. And they will include such horticultural products as guava, pomelo, tamarind sweets, and other organically grown fruits and vegetables. In addition, there will be tamarind sweets and local handicrafts.

Phichit is a province in lower northern Thailand. It is about 330 kilometers north of Bangkok.

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