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World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

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Where storm-chasers can experience mind-blowing tornadoes, sandstorms, lightning, and other natural thrills from a safe distance.

Bangkok, Thailand: Monsoon,Tsunamis, and Cyclones

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Some tourists actually time their visits specifically to experience the deluge of monsoon season—the world’s fastest-falling rains. It’s wise to seek out a higher elevation since the city is prone to dangerous flash floods, not to mention tsunamis and cyclones. Bangkok’s elegant Anantara Sathorn recently opened, and the twin 37-floor towers offer balconies overlooking the Chao Phraya River, with extensive views of the capital city and the looming monsoon storm clouds moving in from the Gulf of Thailand (bangkok-sathorn.anantara.com, from $100).

When to Go: June–October.

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

Bangkok, Thailand: Monsoon,Tsunamis, and Cyclones

Some tourists actually time their visits specifically to experience the deluge of monsoon season—the world’s fastest-falling rains. It’s wise to seek out a higher elevation since the city is prone to dangerous flash floods, not to mention tsunamis and cyclones. Bangkok’s elegant Anantara Sathorn recently opened, and the twin 37-floor towers offer balconies overlooking the Chao Phraya River, with extensive views of the capital city and the looming monsoon storm clouds moving in from the Gulf of Thailand (bangkok-sathorn.anantara.com, from $100).

When to Go: June–October.

Kevin Foy / Alamy
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