Hi! i am going in thailand with my boyfriend 2 weeks in september.
which part of the country should we visit at that time of the year? Isn't the rain a problem? we'll be staying a few days in bangkok,we don't know yet what we'll do after(beaches, temples, treks???)
I went to Phuket a couple of years ago in September and it rains for an hour or so, quite heavily, but it's not too much of a problem.
Having said that, certain areas (Chian Mai I think) were washed out.
The best bet is just to keep your eye on the news (The Bangkok Post is actually a very good read) and listen for areas that might be flooded.
Otherwise, don't worry, but take long-sleeved shirts and plenty of insect repellent!
thanks! I guess we'll go to the beach then!
The wet season should be finished by September
The islands on the Andaman are usually hit harder (less protection from open sea), although like Wocca said, might be over by then. The islands in the western Gulf of Thailand are usually a good bet (Samui, etc.).
If you're looking for temples outside of Bangkok, try Hua Hin on the western Gulf coast.
ayuthaya (60 km north of bangkok) would be a better bet for temples (and ruins).
we'll spend a day in Ayuthaya.is it enough?
we're thinking about going to kuala lumpur and singapore with airasia.did anyone fly with this company? they're so cheap it seems too good to be true...
going to kuala lumpur and singapore with airasia.did anyone fly with this company? they're so cheap it seems too good to be true...
you can get it pretty cheap if you book early. but still the prices are reasonable. bottom line you get what you paid for cheers
1 day for Ayutthaya is probably enough.
We hired bicycles at a shop near the train station for about $AU1/day/each. It was a great way to get around.
We arrived late, stayed the night and then rode around the following day.
Sukothai is also a great place to see the temples. Also rode around on a bike. Harder to get to than Ayutthaya if you're travelling from Bangkok.
I don't know anything about the weather at that time of year.
Air Asia is seem to be cheap but you have to pay for tax so its price is not much different from other companies.
For the weather, this year maybe the rain come late so September still rain.