June through October is monsoon season in Thailand, the temperatures moderate but the rain can be heavy, reaching over 300 mm in the capital in September. Naturally, an umbrella is more than useful. Many welcome the rains as it brings cooler temperatures than the scoring temperatures of earlier in the year, though it is still between 24 and 30 ºC (75-86ºF) in most areas. In the north and central regions, the rains bring a vibrant green back to the hills and countryside, with many flowers coming into bloom. The monsoons give depth and added speed to the many beautiful rivers and waterfalls. Slightly muddy conditions can be expected if you plan on trekking in the Golden Triangle region.
From the weird to the wonderful, the three-day Pi Ta Khon festival in the picturesque Thai province of Loei showcases a wide range of unique Buddhist rituals for both locals and tourists to enjoy. Don’t be surprised if you witness muddy men roaming around, large phallus parades or bizarre dances in equally interesting costumes.
Location: Loei, Thailand
137 Pillars: The Luxury Travelerās Choice for Exploring Chiang Mai
Author : Annapurna Mellor
The 137 Pillars in Chiang Mai is a chance to get away from it all without missing out on the pleasures of the city. It's quiet, it's quaint, and it's brimming with luxury