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> Bangkok & Nthn Thailand in May?, Good idea or not???
brn2rn
post Feb 10 2010, 07:52 AM
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We are planning on visiting Bangkok , Sukhothai, Lampang & Chiang Mai in early to mid May. (Along with a few days in Laos) Many sites say the heat can be unbearable at that time & as we will be staying mostly in fairly basic accommodation & have long travel days. ie no air-con we may need to reconsider our timing. We have previously visited Cambodia & Vietnam in November, Java & Bali in May, Singapore, Penang & KL in October. Would the the heat & humidity be comparable?

We live in Australia so heat may not be such an issue. We regularly have long stretches of 35C + days but we are not so used to high humidity.

Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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post Feb 11 2010, 02:31 AM
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QUOTE(brn2rn @ Feb 10 2010, 07:52 AM) *

We are planning on visiting Bangkok , Sukhothai, Lampang & Chiang Mai in early to mid May. (Along with a few days in Laos) Many sites say the heat can be unbearable at that time & as we will be staying mostly in fairly basic accommodation & have long travel days. ie no air-con we may need to reconsider our timing. We have previously visited Cambodia & Vietnam in November, Java & Bali in May, Singapore, Penang & KL in October. Would the the heat & humidity be comparable?

We live in Australia so heat may not be such an issue. We regularly have long stretches of 35C + days but we are not so used to high humidity.

Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Kylie



There is 70 million plus people living in Thailand and Laos - so the heat must be bearable.

Yeah, it is pretty bloody hot at that time of year, but ...who cares?

You'll be fine.


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post Feb 16 2010, 01:41 PM
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We were living in Northern Thailand last year with a one year old. I was worried about the heat, but it really wasn't that bad. Just drink a lot of fluids, use sunscreen, and wear a hat. Bangkok will be quite a bit hotter, but it is bearable. Just try to do as much as you can in the morning and start vegging in the afternoon--that's what the Thais do.
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post Feb 16 2010, 09:18 PM
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:-)

Reading my last post - hmmm, I hope it didn't come across as too unfriendly. Didn't mean it to be.

But, do want to get across - yes, it'll be hot. But it'll be OK.
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yes, May is hot in Thailand and this year today Feb is very hot too.

Anyway it's not bad to come here , a lot of things is interesting that can less your hot.
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