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1. Posted by Urvi84 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Hi,
We're a group of three girls looking to go to Thailand in June. We just had a few question about the weather etc out there. We've heard that the monsoon season hits around July but it's often unpredicatable and can start slightly earlier in June. We're thinking of trekking in the Chiang Mai area around that time, has anyone been there and how much did the weather affect your time out there? We're also a bit sceptical about safety, having heard of stories about people's personal possessions being stolen from their hotel in Chaing Mai.
Our main concerns are really over the weather...so if anyone's has any advice to give we would really appreciate it!
Thanks!

2. Posted by blitz (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y

You may want to pack your wet weather gear. I was in Thailand twice in a year, at the start and finish of the rainy season. Quite often you can see the clouds rolling in, so you can have a bit of time to "get out of the weather". However if you're trekking it's a different matter. It will be a bit awkward, because it will be so hot and humid, but still raining. I would suggest an umbrella... so you can wear lightweight clothing, but not have to have a plastic coat that doesn't breathe.

Thailand is a generally safe country, but I have haerd the same reports. Generally in groups you should be safe, but don't leave things on dispaly in your hotel room/take them with you. General travel rules should apply. Don't take things you would miss.

3. Posted by enjaho (Full Member 39 posts) 10y

Yes...rainy season.
Bring umbrella or light rainjacket for your trip.

4. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member 187 posts) 10y

Hot and humid for sure. June usually isn't the wettest of the rainy season months; some years there isn't much rain at all. But in the past week Bangkok has had 3 rainstorms already, the season may be starting early. But really, it's hard to say what June will be like this year. Bring that umbrella in any event!

5. Posted by Urvi84 (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Hey guys,
Thank you for all your replies, is great to hear from people.
Am still slightly confused aout the weather, seems it's very unpredictable but oh well, we've booked now so we'll have to see how it goes when we get out there! I'll def be [acking my umbrella in any case.
With regards to safety...are you recommending that we carry out personal possessions (passports, travellers checks etc) on us at all times Blitz? Have heard of people using hotel safes and things still getting stolen from the safe? Is this common occurrence?
Thanks again for your help.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 10y

Quoting Urvi84

Hi,
We're a group of three girls looking to go to Thailand in June. We just had a few question about the weather etc out there. We've heard that the monsoon season hits around July but it's often unpredicatable and can start slightly earlier in June. We're thinking of trekking in the Chiang Mai area around that time, has anyone been there and how much did the weather affect your time out there? We're also a bit sceptical about safety, having heard of stories about people's personal possessions being stolen from their hotel in Chaing Mai.
Our main concerns are really over the weather...so if anyone's has any advice to give we would really appreciate it!
Thanks!

Don't let a little rain spoil your travel plans. When it rains it doesn't rain everywhere at the same time. Most of the time the rain only lasts an hour or two, often it falls at night time. There is plenty of sunshine available to fry your skin (you'll regret it 25 years from now anyway.)

When it rains take the time to eat at a restaurant, browse a mall, sleep, tip a few at a bar. The sun will come out and all will be well.

As far as safeguarding your valuables - don't bring anything with you that you would shed big croc tears over if it became "missing." Only stay in hotels that have a security/safety box available. Put your valuables in that safety box and hide the key to it. It's not only the hotel staff that you have to be wary of, sometimes the local traveller in the next room is the thief! Lock your bags, it won't stop a razor knife from cutting through but at least you will know when something becomes "missing!"

You can file important stuff on the internet, like Traveller's Check serial numbers, passport numbers (photo copy your info page, in case your passport becomes "missing.) I file my flight schedule/itinerary on the net, as well as the record locator number. You won't need to bring a laptop with you, there are thousands of cheap internet shops in Thailand.

In Chiangmai I used the Montri Hotel several times. It is near the Thapae Gate, within walking distance of restaurants, internet shops, and travel agencies.. Also close enough to make the walk to the night market. A/C rooms starting around 650 baht. I never had anything stolen, but I only bring junk with me anyway. And, I always use the security box for money, TC's, and any valuables!

AL

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 10y

Quoting Urvi84

Hi,
We're a group of three girls looking to go to Thailand in June. We just had a few question about the weather etc out there. We've heard that the monsoon season hits around July but it's often unpredicatable and can start slightly earlier in June. We're thinking of trekking in the Chiang Mai area around that time, has anyone been there and how much did the weather affect your time out there? We're also a bit sceptical about safety, having heard of stories about people's personal possessions being stolen from their hotel in Chaing Mai.
Our main concerns are really over the weather...so if anyone's has any advice to give we would really appreciate it!
Thanks!

I forgot to add, you should look into taking the overnight train to Chiangmai. The price is reasonable and you save the cost of a night in a hotel too! When you are in BKK try to get to the train station a couple days ahead of time to reserve a bunk.

8. Posted by ashleym66 (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

I took the overnight to chang mai, its a great way to save on a ngihts accomodation. but yes defianlty book early and try to get a sleeper bunk, cuz otherwise its a little uncomfy. long ride, took 12 hours when i did it. but the scenery is really nice in the morning. in my opnion thailand was pretty safe, had no issues, was a solo girl travelling. good idea to keep your luggage locked when your not in your room though. i had a secret pocket on the inside of my bag and kept important papers or extra money in there and locked it up. money exchange places are everywhere so basically i just didnt carry alot of cash on me anyways, just cashed TC's when needed. i was there from june to august last summer and the weather was fine. rained some, but mostly in short bursts. kinda refreshing anyways! just bring a rain jacket and youl be fine. the extreme hot weather was more of a concern then the rain! especially when visiting temples and sightseeing all day!

9. Posted by nuttakorn (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

During those period is low season in Thailand, rainy season, you will get the low price for accommodations.

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

We were in Thailand in June - in Bangkok for 4 nights the weather was hot hot hot and humid but no rain whatsoever, but when we flew down to Phuket for ten nights it poured down! Still really hot but wet - we did get some good days but the rain seems to come in out of now where - one minute l was lying by the pool the next the guys around the pool were telling me that rain was on the way - l wouldnt believe them - it was nice the sun was shining and then bang rain!! Still l had a fantastic time - loved the place so much would go back in a heart beat!

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