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Bangkok in December
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 17, 2022 Share on

Bangkok in December: Weather, What to Pack and Top Things To Do!

An overwhelming destination, Bangkok offers fantastic travel experiences to its tourists. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand which is located in Southeast Asia and is a very popular destination. Bangkok offers majestic temples, modern buildings, floating markets, huge shopping centres, natural landscapes and so much more. December is a great month to visit Bangkok and is also the peak season for travelling. Bangkok in December is not a cheap but beautiful and unforgettable experience. Keep reading to know more about it – 

Weather in Bangkok in December

December is officially a winter month but still, the average temperature is about 26°C (79°F). Despite being the coldest month, the average high temperature is around 31°C (88°F) whereas the average low temperature is 21°C (70°F). The weather is not cold but warm and humid, perfect for wandering around the city. December is one of the peak months for travelling.

  • Temperature: 26°C (79°F)
  • High Temperature: 31°C (88°F)
  • Low Temperature: 21°C (70°F)
  • Sunshine Hours: 9 
  • Rainfall: 10 mm
  • Rainfall Days: 2

Also Read: Bangkok in November: A Complete Guide for Best Travel Experience!

 

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What to pack for Bangkok in December

December is a winter month but in Thailand, the weather is still warm and a bit humid as well. December is also a peak season for tourists. You can pack light wear clothes such as tops, shirts, jeans, and dresses with one light jacket and one warm jacket. For additional items pack a scarf, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses and in the footwear, you can carry shoes, boots, sandals and loafers. Mix Match your outfit to stand out of the crowd and look fabulous. 

Also Read: 10 Reasons Why You Must Visit Thailand – The Land of Smiles

What to pack for Bangkok in December
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Top 5 Things To Do in Bangkok in December

  1. Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park – Natural Escape
  2. Explore Buddhist Temples – Spirituality at its Best 
  3. Chatuchak Weekend Market – Stroll and Explore
  4. Thai Massage – Relaxing and Rejuvenating 
  5. Visit the Grand Palace

1. Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park – Natural Escape

December and January is the perfect time to visit and explore Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park as many birds migrate here, giving you the great opportunity to watch them. Hiking and trekking in Thailand’s cool season is another good reason to visit this national park. It also has a magical royal throne located inside a mountainside cave. Explore nature with your family and cherish some great moments.

  • Address: Khao Daeng, Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Timing: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Also Read: 10 most Instagrammable Spots in Thailand – Flaunt your Insta-feed!

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
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2. Explore Buddhist Temples – Spirituality at its Best

Thailand is a spiritual and religious land and temples are its proof. With stunning architecture, positive vibes and each temple having its own uniqueness, don’t forget to add these temples to your Bangkok itinerary. Bangkok has more than 400 temples and it is difficult to visit each one of them. These are the most popular temples in Bangkok, make sure you visit –

  • Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha)
  • Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
  • Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn)
  • Wat Saket (The Golden Mount)
  • Wat Traimit (The Golden Buddha)
  • Wat Mahathat
Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn), Bangkok in December
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3. Chatuchak Weekend Market – Stroll and Explore

When you are in Bangkok, indulge in street shopping from the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is one of the largest markets in the world, attracting more than 2,50,000 people. You can find everything such as gift items, souvenirs, bags, clothes and so much more at the best rates. The market also has local Thai food stalls offering delicious and real flavours of Thailand.

  • Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 
  • Timing: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Also Read: Chatuchak Market Bangkok: Your Go To Shopping Haven in Bangkok

4. Thai Massage – Relaxing and Rejuvenating 

Thai massages are famous all over the world and known for their relaxing and rejuvenating skills. After having a hectic day exploring the city, having a massage is the perfect way to get relaxed. There are plenty of spas and centres for Thai massages, all you have to do is visit and relax.  

These are some popular places for Thai massage in Bangkok –

  • The Lavender Massage by Arunda
  • Feel Good Massage
  • Zen Tara Massage & Spa
  • Sayamon Massage
  • At ease massage
  • Heera Thai Massage & Aromatherapy
Thai Massage in Bangkok in December
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5. Visit the Grand Palace

Since 1782, The Grand Palace has been the official residence of the kings of Siam and to date, many official parties and functions are held in the main hall of the palace. It is the main attraction for tourists as well as locals. The unique architecture of the palace is enough to attract visitors. Even the famous Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of Emerald Buddha is located within the Grand Palace.

  • Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon
  • Timing: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Also Read: Guide to Visiting The Grand Palace in Bangkok – The Royal Residence

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bangkok in December

1. What is the weather like in Bangkok in December?

December is officially a winter month but still, the average temperature is about 26°C (79°F). Despite being the coldest month, the average high temperature is around 31°C (88°F) whereas the average low temperature is 21°C (70°F). The weather is not cold but warm and humid, perfect for wandering around the city.

2. Where is Chatuchak Weekend Market located and why is it famous?

The Chatuchak Market is located at Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok. It is one of the largest markets in the world, attracting more than 2,50,000 people. You can find everything such as gift items, souvenirs, bags, clothes and so much more at the best rates. The market also has local Thai food stalls offering delicious and real flavours of Thailand.

3. Which are the most popular temples in Bangkok?

1. Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha)
2. Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
3. Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn)
4. Wat Saket (The Golden Mount)
5. Wat Traimit (The Golden Buddha)
6. Wat Mahathat

With so much to offer in these favourable weather conditions, Bangkok in December is truly wonderful. With Pickyourtrail it is possible to choose from the best Bangkok packages from India at great prices. You can even customise your Thailand trip here and plan a trip according to your choices. Plan everything in advance with the help of this guide and get ready to visit the land of smiles.

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