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.
During the ninth month of each lunar year, many Buddhists make a pledge to not eat meat in the hope of improved fortune. On the island of Phuket, this is excuse enough for an all-out celebration. Two action packed weeks see huge parades and carnivals through the streets, fireworks and of course, plenty of delicious vegetarian food.
Location: Phuket, Thailand
137 Pillars: The Luxury Travelerâs 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