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Places to Visit in Thailand in August

1. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
2. The Grand Palace
3. The Sanctuary of Truth
4. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
5. Pattaya Floating Market
6. The Big Buddha
7. Ramkhamhaeng National Museum
8. Jim Thompson House Museum
9. Chatuchak Weekend Market
10. Bamboo Island

Thailand is a bucket-list destination for many travellers. It is ideal, offering a wide array of experiences to its visitors. Whether you wish to enjoy lazy afternoons at the beach, admire the serene nature or experience the vibrant nightlife, Thailand is the place for you. On your Thailand tour, you will get to explore the country’s beaches, islands, ancient temples, zoos, museums and historical sites. Visit Thailand in August during which the beauty of the landscape becomes more vibrant with lush greenery and colourful flowers. However, if you wish to avoid rain, then you can visit places like Khanom and Koh Phangan which remain comparatively drier in August. 

Thailand offers plenty of exciting attractions that you can explore such as The Grand Palace, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, The Sanctuary of Truth, The Big Buddha and Bamboo Island. You can also indulge in thrilling activities such as zip lining, bungee jumping, river rafting, skydiving, scuba diving and kite surfing.

Moreover, the biggest advantage of planning your trip to Thailand in August is that you can grab the best deals on hotels and flight bookings. 
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Weather Conditions of Thailand in August

The month of August welcomes a heavy rainfall of 150-200 mm in Thailand. The average temperature ranges between 24 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius. The weather will be pleasant and comfortable enough that you can go out and explore as well as try out fun adventure activities.

However, due to rain, the humidity level increases significantly. The majority of the country experiences very little sunshine in August. However, if you head to southern provinces like Chumphon, Khanom, and Hua Hin, or the east coast of Koh Samui and Koh PhaNgan you can enjoy the pleasant sun.

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What to Pack for Thailand Trip

While packing for your trip to Thailand, keep in mind that the weather is going to be humid in August. Make sure to pack lightweight and breathable clothes for a comfortable experience. You can pack summer dresses, bikinis, swim shorts, trunks and flip-flops for the beaches. For adventure activities, carry comfortable t-shirts, loosely fitted pants or tights and sturdy shoes.

If you plan to experience the vibrant nightlife and visit the lively clubs, remember to pack a couple of party clothes and matching footwear. Apart from this, make sure to carry essentials such as a first-aid kit, sunscreen and toiletries. An umbrella and a raincoat are a must-pack if you are planning your trip to Thailand in August.

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Places to Visit in Thailand in August


Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Established in 1383, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most sacred temples located in the heart of Chiang Mai. It holds great religious significance for the Thai people as it enshrines a piece of bone that is believed to be from the Buddha’s shoulder.

To reach the temple you will have to climb 306 stairs which are decorated with seven-headed serpent statues. Inside the temple, there is a museum where you can see photographs and ancient relics. There is a pavilion that houses a prayer hall, a souvenir shop, a few shops for food and drinks and living quarters for the monks. 

Chiang Mai

6 AM - 8 PM

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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace in Bangkok is one of the must-visit places in Thailand in August. It is a classic example of Thai architecture where you will get to witness the luxury and grandeur of Bangkok. Initially, it served as the official residence of King Rama I, however, today it is only used for ceremonial purposes such as coronations and welcoming foreign dignitaries. 

The palace has been divided into two sections, the royal residence and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. 
Inside the palace, there is a museum, named ‘Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins’ where royal regalia and Thai coins are on display for the public.

Location: Bangkok

Timing: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Entry Fee: 1030 INR

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The Sanctuary of Truth

Located in Pattaya, The Sanctuary of Truth is the largest wooden castle in the world. Built by Lek Viriyaphan, a Thai businessman, this 105-metre tall structure is an architectural masterpiece made out of wood and covered with carvings of gods and goddesses. 

The castle is situated right next to the open blue sea, making the atmosphere more serene and picturesque. 
Inside the castle, you will get to see some fine wooden carvings and statues dedicated to the philosophy of life. This attraction offers a few fun activities such as ATV riding, carriage touring, boating and elephant riding. 

Location: Pattaya

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Entry Fee: 1143 INR onwards

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Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens which is situated in the south of Pattaya. Spread over an area of 600 acres, this is the largest botanical garden in Southeast Asia. It is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in August, offering a glimpse of the vibrant culture of the country. 

It is divided into different sections such as the Car Garden, Dinosaur Valley, Cactus Garden, and Animals Kingdom. You can also attend its popular shows like drum performances, cabaret shows, elephant shows, martial arts and Thai cultural performances. 

Location: Pattaya 

Timing: 8 AM - 6 PM

Entry Fee: 574 INR

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Pattaya Floating Market

Another one of the top places to visit in Thailand in August is the Pattaya Floating Market. Situated on the riverfront, you can explore this entire beautiful market on a boat and enjoy shopping from shops made of teak wood. Here you will find items from four different regions of the country, namely, the North, the Northeast, the Central and the South. 

It is a great place to shop for souvenirs such as accessories, bags, silverwork, local fabric, scented candles, wooden carvings and silk products. 
The month of August offers you a chance to explore this market at your own pace as it gets crowded with boats during the peak seasons. 

Location: Pattaya

Timing: 9 AM - 7 PM

Entry Fee: 386 INR

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The Big Buddha

Make sure to add the Big Buddha to your list of places to visit in Thailand in August which is a 45-metre-tall statue made of white marble. Before reaching this giant statue, you will have to climb a total of 94 stairs. Once you reach the top, you will get to witness stunning panoramic views of the island, making all the effort worth it. You will be able to spot Chalong Bay and Phang Nga Bay during clear skies on the top. 

On your way down, there is a temple where you can offer your prayers and which also serves as a museum for tourists.
You will get to know about the history of the Big Buddha as well as learn more about Buddhist culture.

Location: Phuket

Timing: 6 AM - 6:30 PM

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Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

Ramkhamhaeng National Museum in Sukhothai is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in August if you are interested in Thai history. You will get to learn about the Phra Ruang dynasty which ruled from 1238 to 1438. 

The museum has curated displays of artefacts, relics, statues and carvings and under every display, there is an information board in both Thai and English. 
You will also get to see images of Vishnu and Shiva, indicating a mix of cultures and religions. This museum also organises exhibitions to talk about the history and culture of Sukhothai. 

Location: Sukhothai

Timing: 9 AM - 4 PM

Entry Fee: 343 INR

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Jim Thompson House Museum

Jim Thompson House is a popular museum located in Bangkok and one of the best places to visit in Thailand during August. Initially, it was the residence of James H.W Thompson who was an American soldier and the first person to start a silk industry in Thailand. 

Today, it has been converted into a museum where tourists can get insights into Jim Thompson’s life and learn about the history of silk in the country. 
After exploring the museum, if you wish to enjoy a cup of coffee and some snacks, head towards the lovely cafe inside the attraction. There is also a small gift shop from where you can purchase silk clothing as a perfect souvenir for your trip. 

Location: Bangkok

Timing: 10 AM - 5 PM

Entry Fee: 457 INR

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is a shopper’s paradise that is a must visit while you are in Thailand in August. It is a huge market with more than 8000 stalls, offering the perfect souvenirs to cherish your trip. You can get clothes, footwear, accessories, bags, fragrances, art pieces, home decor and food. 

Another reason for attracting thousands of visitors every day is that it offers merchandise at a very reasonable price. 
Make sure to bargain your best so that you can get the items at even lower prices. You can also keep yourself recharged with delicious street snacks and drinks available at the food stalls. 

Location: Bangkok

Timing: 6 AM - 6 PM

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Bamboo Island

Locally known as Koh Pai, the Bamboo Island is an ideal getaway destination, offering soft white sand, lush greenery and crystal blue waters. There is also a small bar on the northeast side of the island where you can enjoy some snacks and drinks. For an adventurous experience, you can also try snorkelling and witness the stunning coral reefs underwater. 

Here, you can enjoy a peaceful time with your loved ones as it remains less crowded than the other islands of Thailand. 
The serenity and the picturesque beauty of Bamboo Island make it a must-visit place in Thailand in August.

Location: Krabi

Timing: 8 AM - 5 PM

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People Also Ask About Thailand

  1. What are some of the best things to do in Thailand in August?

    • Go on a spiritual retreat: You can visit popular places such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, the Big Buddha in Phuket or the Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya
    • Relax by the beaches: Visit the stunning islands of Thailand like Bamboo Island, Phuket, Koh PhaNgan and Koh Samui and enjoy its beaches.
    • Enjoy thrilling activities: Make the most of your trip by enjoying activities like zip lining, bungee jumping, river rafting, skydiving, scuba diving and kite surfing.
    • Shop at famous markets: Some of the best markets that you can explore include Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Fishermen’s Market in Koh Samui and Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.
  2. Is August a good time to travel to Thailand?

    Yes, Thailand is an all-year-round destination, making August just another good time to plan your trip. The month of August offers lush greenery, crystal blue waters and cool breezes. You will be able to explore all the major attractions peacefully with a minimum crowd. Moreover, due to less demand, you will be able to book flight tickets, hotels and adventure activities at a much cheaper price than during the peak season.
  3. How rainy is Thailand in August?

    On average, Thailand receives a rainfall of 150-200 mm in August. During this month, the majority of the country experiences heavy rainfall and extreme humidity. However, there are some parts of the country where you can experience more sunshine than rain. These places include the southern provinces of Chumphon, Khanom and Hua Hin and the east coast of Koh Samui and Koh PhaNgan.
  4. Is it worth going to Phuket in August?

    Yes, Phuket is one of the top places to visit in Thailand in August. You can explore its popular attractions such as the Big Buddha, Cape Phrom Thep, Old Phuket Town, Phuket Indy Night Market and Hanuman World. Make sure to also try out thrilling activities such as bungee jumping, ATV riding, snorkelling and white water rafting. Moreover, the overall cost for your trip to Phuket will be much less in August in comparison to other peak months.
  5. Is Bangkok worth visiting in August?

    Yes, Bangkok is one of the best places to visit in Thailand during August. Despite the rain, Bangkok receives an average of 6 hours of sunlight daily. You can utilise these hours to explore the popular attractions of the city such as The Grand Palace, Safari World and Saket Temple. Additionally, just like in other parts of the country, you will get hotels and flights at affordable prices.
  6. Which part of Thailand is best to visit in August?

    Thailand in August is delightful throughout all its regions. If you wish to avoid rain then visit the southern provinces of Chumphon, Khanom and Hua Hin or the east coast of Koh Samui and Koh PhaNgan. Bangkok is also one of the best places to go in Thailand in August which receives 6 hours of sunshine every day along with the rain. However, if you do not mind the rain, feel free to explore the gems of Thailand such as Phuket, Phi Phi Island, Pattaya, Krabi and Phang Nga Bay.
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23 January 2020
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It should be a must in Bangkok visit, specially with kids. Hotel pickup service was fantastic, in time. Children enjoyed most the orangutan and dolphin shows. Better to skip the river cruise which I felt like wastage of money. The last part of coming out through the open zoo was fantastic- all openly moving animals including lions and tigers were roaming near the bus.
06 May 2019
The best experience of sea life till date. It overseeded my previous experience at underwater world pattaya. Getting tickets was hassle free - just show the QR code and get your ticket from Information Desk. Best feeding shows observed here. The sea otter feeding show was specially enjoyable with the otters asking for more food by shaking their hands above their chests. Next the penguin show, diver show, sea life 3D show, shark feeding show, etc. were awesome. You can chill around as it is cool inside with cafeteria everywhere. Those sharks in giant aquariums really amazed me and they are living in harmony with other fishes for the past 10 years (as learnt). The ambience was great with dim lights everywhere. A great place for kids to enjoy. There were numerous fishes as well, including the famous Giant of Siam - an Amazon fish.
"awesome experience. with good food, breeze views. loved it."
13 May 2019
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Best jungle tour ever! Safari world is great where you can observe wildlife closely that includes birds, giraffes, rhinos, etc. The main attractions are tiger feeding and lion feeding inside safari world (which we were lucky to see) where a woman in the rear of the car inside a cage feeds the tigers and the lions from inside. As learnt only she can come near to them as they know her scent. It was nearly a half an hour tour through the jungle life and it was a thrilling experience. The Marine park was also great with many human and animal shows such as Orangutan show, Cowboy stunt show, Spy war, Bird show, etc. and the notable Dolphin show which was best among all. Guys please do not miss this show. The international buffet was also great with varieties of dishes though you can try out Indian buffet as well. Thanks to thrillophilia for making this trip memorable.
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Soubhik Kumar Underwater World Pattaya
This was a great experience and I found the cheapest ticket on Thrillophilia. There was no admission issue. When showing the voucher printout at ticket window, we found that they already had a list of online bookings and they verified our names against it and let us enter. The ocean tunnel was great - we saw sharks, sting rays, large fishes and "giant of siam" - huge fishes bigger than humans. the feeding shows were awesome! the sting rays were cute and the diver hugged them and fed them small shrimps. The fishes were fighting for the bread crumbs and small fishes that the diver was feeding. It was worth visiting and truly a memorable experience. It may not be as big as the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Bangkok but the price is really very cheaper than it. A must visit for anyone visiting Pattaya.
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A beautiful piece of island standing Rock solid as if it's the admirer of every one else staring at him. The place is beautiful yet remote and hence it closes by evening and the island becomes completely out of reach.
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A very wonderful place to spend half day taking pictures & selfies with our famous actors, actresses, politicians,social activists, freedom fighters of all time. Try to allocate half day as you will be busy with taking pictures & videos of real life wax statutes.
Great service and it was fun 2 hour speed bpat ride from Koh Samui To Koh Tao
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The place is just lit with people and colours and the food is mindblowing. Thanks a lot to Thrillophilia for making my trip comfortable and truly memorable!!”
It was a totally amazing experience. Everything was very well coordinated and arranged. All thanks to Thrillophilia for this amazing trip.

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