Bangkok in June

Planning a Bangkok trip in June? Be fully prepared with this ultimate guide to navigating the city’s lively energy during the hot and humid monsoon season.

Weather & What to Pack

Considering the country’s close proximity to the equator, expect hot temperatures averaging around 33°C (91°F) with frequent afternoon showers. Pack light, breathable clothing, a rain jacket, and comfortable walking shoes. Sunscreen, a hat, and an umbrella are essential.

Where to Stay in the City

Riverside Hotels: Beat the heat with stunning river views and cool breezes. Many riverside hotels, including Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok, offer luxury pools and easy access to ferries for exploring the city by water.
Serviced Apartments: For a longer stay or a family vacation, most Bangkok serviced apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, laundry facilities, and ample space, allowing for a comfortable home base in the city.

Best Places to Cool Off At

Chao Phraya River cruise – Photo by Steven Wilcox on Unsplash

River Cruises: Enjoy refreshing breezes and escape the midday sun on a scenic Chao Phraya River cruise. Admire Bangkok’s landmarks from a unique perspective while enjoying cool drinks and sightseeing.
Open-Air Markets: Explore bustling waterside markets like Chatuchak or Ratchada Train Market. While browsing for souvenirs, take advantage of the natural ventilation provided by the open-air environment.
Temple Courtyards: Seek tranquillity within the serene courtyards of Bangkok’s many temples. Pay a visit to Wat Pho, with its reclining Buddha, and Wat Arun, adorned with colourful spires, a respite from the bustling streets.

Events and Festivals To Mark Your Calender With

Pride Festivals: June often coincides with Bangkok’s vibrant Pride celebrations. Immerse yourself in the city’s LGBTQ+ culture,  with community parades, brightly coloured displays, and a celebration of diversity.
Music Concerts: Bangkok’s music scene is alive year-round. A favourite Southeast Asian tour stop for many international artists, check online listings for concerts from a range of musicians during your visit. Catching a live performance is a fantastic way to experience the city’s cultural pulse.