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Laos Weather in July 2024

By Mike HoUpdated Mar. 1, 2023

Are you planning a trip to Laos in July? Read on to learn more about July weather in Laos, clothes to wear for the weather, and best places to visit in Laos in July.

Laos Weather in July: Overview

  • Temperature range: 24–32°C (75–89°F)
  • Rainfall: 460 mm (18 inches)
  • Rainy days: 20
  • Sunny days: 11

July is the wettest month of the year in Laos. The weather is hot and humid with an average temperature range of 24°C to 32°C. The tropical showers/storms in July are usually short and heavy, lasting for only a few hours. The sunshine usually returns soon after the showers, creating a fresh and pleasant time to explore Laos' places of interest.

Laos Weather in July

Laos' Major Cities' Weather in July

City Min. Temp. (ºC) Max. Temp. (ºC)  Rainfall (mm)
Luang Prabang 24 32 260
Vientiane 25 32 260
Vang Vieng 23 32 840
Pakse 24 31 410

Luang Prabang: The weather in July in Luang Prabang is generally hot, even uncomfortably hot and humid during the daytime. The average low temperature is around 24°C (75°F), while the average high temperature can reach 32°C (89°F). There are about 20 days of rain in July amounting to a high 260 mm (10 inches) of rainfall.

Vientiane: The weather in Vientiane in July is typically hot and muggy in the daytime, and it stays warmer at night in the capital. July temperatures in Vientiane range from 25°C (77°F) at night to 32°C (90°F) in the afternoon on average. Vientiane's rainfall in this month is also about 260 mm, and it rains on about 19 days.

Vang Vieng: The weather in Vang Vieng is warm at night and hot during the day in July. The nighttime low temperature is around 23°C (74°F), and the daytime high temperature can reach 32°C (91°F). There are about 25 days with rain, totaling a colossal 840 mm (33 inches), mostly coming in torrential downpours.

Pakse: The weather in Pakse in July is humid and hot. The temperature at night falls to around 24°C (75°F), and the high temperature during daytime reaches 31°C (87°F) on average. The total rainfall in Pakse in July is very high at 410 mm (16 inches), falling on about 22 days.

The Best Places to Visit in Laos in July

Due to its wet weather conditions, few tourists visit Laos in July. You can enjoy more space and freedom in travel hotspots with no worries about overcrowded viewpoints. Often, after a short hour-or-so's downpour, the scenery is newly washed fresh and green. Here are some of the recommended places to visit if you are going to Laos in July.

1. Patuxai Park, Vientiane

Patuxai Park

As the capital and the major entry city of Laos, Vientiane is rich in historical and cultural parks. If you are looking for a place to relax and rest, then the Patuxai Park is one of the most recommended. Located at the heart of the capital, the park is well-known for its snakelike paths, which lead you around the beautiful gardens. It is worth taking some photos at the famous Patuxai War Monument in the center of the park.

2. MandaLao Elephant Conservation, Luang Prabang

Elephant Sanctuary

MandaLao Elephant Conservation is one of the places that you should visit, especially if you are in Luang Prabang for the first time. It is a good chance for you and your family to get in close interact with these lovely animals in their natural habitat. The Sanctuary itself is a beautiful nature park, where you can enjoy the rainforest sights of Laos. You can stroll through the jungle in search of the elephants. You can bathe and feed the elephants in the park, who have naturally grown accustomed to human interaction. Kids generally love them!

3. Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

The Kuang Si Waterfalls

Kuang Si Waterfall is a recommended place to visit, particularly during hot, wet, and humid July. Located in the south of Luang Prabang, the waterfall is amazing for its multi-tiered cascades falling down over a steep hillside. The fall is over 60 meters (200 feet) high. There are some beautiful villages in the surrounding area, where you can explore and meet local farmers. Or you could take a boat tour, cruising downstream on the Mekong River.

4. Nam Xay Viewpoint, Vang Vieng

As one of the major travel destinations of Laos, Vang Vieng is known for its karst mountains and beautiful scenery. Nam Xay Viewpoint is one of the recommended attractions. Located on the top of a steep mountain, the viewpoint is a good place to get a spectacular bird's-eye view of the Vang Vieng panorama. From there you can see rice paddy fields running far into the distance, while on the other side there is a wide range of mountains. It has become a popular photography destination.

5. Mekong Riverside Park (Night Market), Vientiane

 Mekong Riverside Park, Vientiane

No matter when you visit Vientiane, Mekong Riverside Park and its night market can't be missed. It is a good place to relax and drink some coffee after a tiring day of travels. The Mekong riverside under a sunset is a beautiful spot for photography. And after night falls, you can walk around the busy night markets on both sides of the river. Buy some local artifacts, Buddhist statues, sunglasses, or Laos t-shirts to bring home as Laos souvenirs.

Crowding and Costs in July

Because of the rainy season's wet and sultry weather conditions, it is not crowded and busy at Laos' historical and scenic attractions. There is no need to worry about crowds if you are visiting Laos in July.

Hotels and tour prices are in the low season range. Many branded hotels offer discounts for early-booking customers. July is a good time to save some money or spend more days in Laos. Contact us for more tour deals in Laos — we can do all the research and booking for your ideal trip.

What to Bring/Wear in July

To cope with the weather conditions in July in Laos, it is good to pack summer clothes and anything than can keep you cool and dry in the day, such as t-shirts, shorts, light-trousers, sun hats, sunglasses, and so on.

There are 20 or so days with rain in July in Laos. You are recommended to bring light waterproofs, quick-drying or water-repelling shoes, umbrellas, ponchos, or anything that would help keep you dry and comfortable.

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