I understand that June is
very hot and the monsoon season in Chiang Mai. In fact there may be
torrential rain. Therefore is this a good time to travel to Chiang Mai?
June is normally not too
rainy, August/September are statistically seen the months with the highest
precipitation, and btw. torrential rain never lasts for very long and it
gets dry afterwards rather quickly;
I was there in august when
its meant to be one of the worst months for the rain there.
It rained for 30 minutes at the most during the day, maybe once or twice.
most of the rain was at night time anyways. i spent about 5 days there,
and it rained when i was out and about say 4 times.... dont let it stop u
from going to Chiang Mai Thailand.
Over the last 15 years in
Chiang Mai I have noticed that in June if it rains at all it is only a
quick passing shower in the late afternoon and evenings. The temperature
is not that bad but the humidity is very high. This is also my favotire
time of year as the sky is clear and a beautiful blue, the mountians nice
and green and you can see for miles and miles. The butterflies are out and
most of the best exotic fruit is in season. You'll love it.
Can I know if it will be hot
in June? I'm planning on a round of golf.
Chiang Mai City (9AM) it is 78F. 26FC. with light rain and no wind.
Sunny day - around 82F. 28C. In the afternoons will reach around 94F. 32C.
Best to go in the morning however if you can wait unil after 2PM you will
get a 30% or higher discount on green fees depending on which course you
Best time to
go to Chiang Mai
I've been to Chiang Mai about
10 years ago. I like it there as it was not as congested as Bangkok.
Thought of going again but this time with my hubby n 6 years old son.
Which is the best month to go? What r the attractions which a 6 year old
boy could enjoy? What about Chiang Rai? How far is it fr Chiangmai? Is the
whether cooling throughout the year?
Around October,November and
December is a good time to visit because the weather is cooler then.
I just came back from Chiang
Mai on Sunday, and compared to 10 years ago, I think it had become much
much more of a tourist town (and hence more crowded). The Night Bazaar for
example, is a huge cluster of mass produced items targeting the tourist
dollar. There isn't anything unique to buy in Chiang Mai and the items
(including the so-called hill tribes handicrafts) can be bought at similar
markets in Phuket, Bangkok, etc...
That aside, I still like the place very much as the people there are
generally nicer than Bangkok's and activites there are different as well.
The city has good infrastructures and so, transportation and accomodation
will not be a problem. You can also book day tours from the many day
travel agencies scattered around town.
It is currently their hot season and temperatures actually reached as high
as 39C while I was there. November to January will be a good time to go as
it is their cool season whereby the daytime temperature will hover around
a very comfortable 20C.
I am not sure the kind of activities a 6 year old boy could really enjoy,
but you can try the elephant rides, ox-cart rides, bamboo rafting rides,
as well as visits to hot springs and waterfalls.
Chiang Rai is about 4 hours away and the environment is generally more
rustic than Chiang Mai. Usual activities include visit to hill tribes
villages, temples, trekking, and biking.