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Phuket in December
Written by Shrinidhi H on May 19, 2022 Share on

Phuket in December – Weather, Places to Visit and Festivals

Phuket is a prominent tourist destination in Thailand and is often considered one of the best places to relax. This beach location is surrounded by breathtakingly magnificent natural wonders such as swinging green palm trees, golden sands, sparkling cyan-coloured oceans, and a variety of calming beaches. A December vacation is highly recommended for people who want to see Phuket at its most colourful and wild, with the most pleasant weather around the ambience. Keep scrolling down to know more about Phuket in December!

Weather in Phuket in December

December is the month of the Southwest Monsoon farewell in Phuket, where the clear sky occupies the place with hopeful sunshine while the cool breeze caresses the skin. As a tropical destination, Phuket has warm temperatures all year round. Due to the pleasant climate of Phuket, December is one of the best months to visit by chance.

Phuket in December
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       1. The average temperature this month is around 28 degrees Celsius. In December, the average high temperature in Phuket is 32 degrees Celsius, while the average low temperature is 24 degrees Celsius.

       2. Humidity is the lowest this month in history, and December, which functions as Thailand’s high season, is perfect. In the first week of the month, you can experience the last shower of the season. 

       3. The average rainfall in December is about 60 mm, and the sun is shining for more than 8 hours a day all day long. As the sun shines and the temperature of the sea in Phuket gets warmer day by day, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in exciting water sports. 

        4. Bright, but less harsh sunshine, limited rainfall, and soothing breeze make it easier to spend more time on the beach and enjoy nature to the fullest.

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Places to Visit in Phuket in December

1. Old Phuket Town

Another must-see destination is the bustling Old Town of Phuket. The city is famous for accommodating centuries-old buildings, the best example of the city’s traditional architecture. In the old town of Phuket, you can see the urban lifestyle and the classic pieces of old streets. Phuket Town, which takes you to the colonial era with the charm of the good old days, has many areas to explore. Vibrant colourful walls, cute little cafes, bustling bakeries and narrow streets make your trip to the city worthwhile. From temples to museums, many attractions are waiting to be explored here.

Old Phuket Town
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2. Karon Viewpoint

Phuket is a destination known not only for its most fascinating beaches but also for the surrounding Andaman Sea. This viewpoint of Phuket allows you to see everything at a glance. Karon Viewpoint, a paradise on earth for many, helps you to see stunning views of three stunning beaches: Katanoi, Karon Beach and Katayai. This place, also known as Khao Saam Haad, is always crowded with tourists. Some small restaurants serve bite-sized meals in this area. 

Karon Viewpoint
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Also Read: Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand

3. Rawai Village

To experience a more authentic side of Phuket, head to this small village on the east coast of the island for a glimpse into the life of Moken, a tribe of the “Gypsy of the Sea”. They have roots in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and remain true to their own beliefs and customs. Some choose to live near the water, while others prefer a semi-nomadic lifestyle on land. Villagers work primarily as fishermen and sometimes as voyage guides.

Rawai Village
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4. Wat Phra That

Wat Phra That which means “Golden Buddha”, is a very old temple with an incredible legend behind it, a story that attracts people irresistibly. Not so big or impressive, but the first thing everyone wants to see is the famous half-buried golden Buddha statue. Along with some other wonderful structures and colourful architectural designs, the temple defines the overall atmosphere of tranquillity. 

Wat Phra That
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5. Lan Hill 

Located on the north side of Phuket, Lan Hill is a famous scenic spot with stunning views of the entire island,  surrounding places, hills, turquoise waters and the Great Buddha statue. The Highlands has a well-designed park with a children’s playground, several restaurants and bars, a fitness area and a charming terrace. People visit this viewing area for stunning views of the city, especially after sunset-to see the dazzling city lights.

Lan Hill
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Festivals in Phuket in December

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 

On December 5th, King Pumibol’s birthday, an annual celebration takes place. The regatta lasts roughly a week and attracts some of the world’s top sailors and unique and expensive yachts. Visitors fight for the prized trophies, and there are numerous parties during the week.

Patong Carnival and Seafood Festival 

Every year in December, one of Phuket’s most well-known festivities takes place for a week. Flashing lights, extravagant parades, traditional Thai dance performances, and live contemporary music is enjoyed by both locals and tourists. There will be stalls offering handcrafted products and an almost limitless number of stalls along Patong Beach’s waterfront.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket in December

What are the finest items to purchase in Phuket?

When shopping in Phuket, look for handicrafts, spa products, tie-dye, soap flowers, Thai silk, and antiques.

What is the best place to shop in Phuket?

The best places to shop in Phuket are Phuket Weekend Night Market, Phuket Weekend Market and Chilva Market.

What is the best place to stay in Phuket?

Phuket is a fantastic spot to visit during your Thailand holiday. Suppose you come with a family or a beloved partner. In that case, you may prefer to stay in Paton in the north and south, if you are travelling alone and like parties, you can choose the centre of Patong And if you spend time there, Ban Tao, who wants luxury and privacy, is the best option.

What better place to do this than the most popular beach destination? For everyone, Phuket has a lot to offer. The lovely weather and priceless memories only add to an already unforgettable visit to this town! Pickyourtrail allows you to personalise your Thailand itinerary and find great Phuket packages from India or Phuket honeymoon packages from India!

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