I'm starting to plan a trip for me and my friend to go on in May and June. I've been hearing great things about Cambodia, so I would really like to hit there, as well as Thailand, and maybe Laos, and I'm considering working down through Malaysia to fly out of Singapore. What seems to really be limiting me is June weather, I've heard conflicting reports about the seasonal trends for this period, though I've heard that may shouldn't be an issue.
Any input would be great, as to where and when. Much appreciated.
ps. What is the travel situation for southern Thailand, if it's as bad as I've heard can you even train through there?
Thanks, Brandon P
I was in Thailand and cambodia last year in May and June you dont have to worry . In Thailand the Amdaman side was pretty rainy at that time but the gulf side was amazing weather i never saw 1 day of rain . Cambodia was also really hot about 40c most days and no rain . You dont need to worry about rain untill prob late july august time you will have plenty of good weather. Infact i got sick of the sun and wanted some rain at times .Am gonna be in Vietnam and Laos the same time as your trip and am not thinking about the rain its not a worry you will have a great time anyway.
Whereabouts are you going in Vietnam, I was there 2 years back.
No probs ..Yeah i was there last year myself but only in Saigon (it was the end of my trip)Am gonna start where i left off last year right up to Sapa and Laos maybe china .
That's exactly what I did, but in reverse. I went from Beijing across to Kunming to Hanoi then worked down to HCMC, amazing contrast between China and Vietnam. If you get a chance, if your in China, and the conflict settles, go to Lhasa, as by late 2008 Tibet will be changed, for worse, forever (i guess that depends on how the conflict resolves).
Thanks for the tips
[ Edit: Edited on Mar 29, 2008, at 5:25 PM by brandonp ]
Hope this report helps.
1.Mid-May to September - rainy, warm and cloudy southwest monsoon.
2.November to Mid-March - dry, cool northeast monsoon
Get your island destinations right to avoid the monsoon.