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Tourist Places To Visit In Thailand In December

1. Ko Lanta
Koh Samui
3. Ko Jum
Ko Phi Phi
5. koh Chang
Elephant Valley
Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai
Ko Kradan
Railay Beach

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist places in the world. It is a highly diverse island country and is well known for its blend of modern lifestyle with traditional customs. You will find chic and elegant skyscrapers next to old and rustic traditional buildings and temples and when visiting near the month of December, you will be embezzled with the charm of festivities and events. All the best places to visit in Thailand in December will give you a chance to explore this island destination like the locals on your Thailand tour.

Local Thai food is very famous but at the same time, fancy restaurants serving foreign contemporary cuisine are a great contrast. With December being the peak tourism season and a season filled with festivals, the bustling markets and chic cafes will be a go-go for all visitors. The beautiful beaches with white sand and clear blue ocean water give a very calming and peaceful environment.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Thailand in December:

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Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta is an island in Thailand, located a bit away from the mainland and is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December. Ko Lanta has a laid-back atmosphere because it is not quite visited by tourists.

It is the best place for tourists looking for a less crowded place for vacation but is developed enough to get decent accommodations and other amenities. As Ko Lanta is not visited by a lot of people, it is comparatively cleaner than the other islands. Scuba diving and snorkeling are very famous here because the visibility underwater is impeccable during the month of December.

Location – Thailand

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Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, commonly known as the ‘paradise in the Gulf’. The Winter season is the best time to visit this island because the wind is calm and the weather is pleasant. One-third of this island is covered with mountains and the beaches here are covered in off-white sand.

The coastline is full of palm trees and coconut trees and is complemented by clear blue water. The seawater resulted in the corrosion of granite over time and resulted in the granite in the shape of male and female genitals.

Location – Gulf of Thailand

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Ko Jum

Ko Jum is a small island in Thailand that lies between Krabi and Koh Lanta and is not as famous as its neighbors as it is home to only 3000 people. This mostly unheard island has secrets that when explored, will make you fall in love with it.

The watercolor here is unique and less turquoise than in Ko Lanta. If you are a person who doesn’t like going to the water but sitting and relaxing on the shore, then this place is definitely for you. The beaches might get too rocky sometimes and the water may go down too much. The main village Ban Ko Jum has many restaurants and bars that you can enjoy at night.

Location – West Coast of Thailand

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Ko Phi Phi

If you are a person with nocturnal habits the Ko Phi Phi is just for you. Ko Phi Phi is famous for its nightlife. There are a series of beachside restaurants and bars. The Tonsai Beach in TonSai Village comes alive with vibrant nightclubs and pubs.

Ko Phi Phi is also ideal for honeymooners as well as families. Budget-friendly luxury spa accommodations, you will find everything you are looking for here. The island is also famous for snorkeling and diving activities because the marine life near this island is stunning near Ko Phi Phi.

The ocean surrounded by high cliffs, green lush forests, and white sand makes it one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December. In December, the weather is pleasant and there are low chances of rain, so you can get the full feel of the island.

Location – Phi Phi Islands on the Indian Ocean

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Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the second largest island in Thailand and is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December. There is an airport on this island that makes it even more accessible. Full of luxurious resorts and spas, Koh Chang is the favorite spot for many.

But there are also plenty of options for budget travelers. Koh Chang Marine National Park is one of the most popular attractions here. 70% of Koh Chang is untouched and is covered in green lush rainforests, with a wide variety of wildlife residing here. The white sand beaches with clear blue water and the rich forests make it a hotspot for various adventure sports like diving, snorkeling, forest hiking, trekking, etc.

Location – Trat Province, Thailand

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Elephant Valley

Elephant Valley is a sanctuary made for elephants that were once upon a time used for human entertainment or for their work. The elephants are free to do anything here and the tourists are required to maintain a 25 meters distance from the giants so as to not get into their personal space.

It is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December because the weather will be very pleasant to spend the day following around the elephants and volunteering. You can visit the valley for half-day, full-day, for a night, or even volunteer here. As they try to find themselves back, witness from a distance how mischievous and cheeky these beasts can be.

Location - 154, moo 15, Pa O, Don Chai, Drive in Entrance and park at main gate., Chiang Rai 57000

Timing – 9 am to 4:30 pm

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Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is the northernmost province in Thailand. It is covered by mountains and is highly influenced by the Lanna culture. It is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December because while Chiang Rai is developing, it is still firmly holding on to its culture and traditions.

Some of the major cultural attractions which showcase the beautiful architecture are Wat Rong Khun, Mingmuang Temple, etc. if you love nature and adventure then you can climb up to the top of Mekong to see the beautiful sunrise over the valley. Chiang Mai is close to the border of Myanmar so the markets here have a great influence on both Thai and Myanmar cultures.

Location – 200 km north of Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city in Thailand that is surrounded by northern mountains, lush green rainforests, and cliffs. Chiang Mai is famous for adamantly holding on to its culture despite growing developments. It was once home to the Lanna dynasty and is highly influenced by the Lanna cultures.

Here, you can find age-old buildings, temples, and monasteries. With its culture, Chiang Mai is also famous for being a hub of outdoor activities like mountain climbing, ziplining, cliff jumping, river rafting, diving, etc. There are two elephant parks here that you can visit and interact with the wild beasts.

Location – northern Thailand

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Ko Kradan

Ko Kradan is a small island in the Trang Province in Thailand. It is the most beautiful island in Trang. The beaches are powder white and the water is crystal clear. five sixth of Ko Kradan is under the governance of Hat Chao Mai National Park.

Tourists come here for 1 to 2 hours by boat to visit for the famous four islands tour and leave the island isolated by 4:30 pm. There is a rocky beach toward the west called the “sunset beach”. As the name suggests, watching the sunset from this rocky beach is breathtaking.

Location – Trang Province, Thailand

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Railay Beach

Railay Beach is a huge peninsula that lies between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang. Railay is accessible only by boat. The Railay beach is divided into four parts, Phra Nang, West Railay, East Railay, and Ton Sai. Each of these parts is unique in itself.

There are various activities to do on Railay like kayaking, scuba diving, mountain climbing, etc. Railay Beach’s main attraction is the limestone cliffs. The limestone cliffs surround the beaches of Railay and look beautiful with their brown and green tops.

These cliffs attract climbers from all over the world as mountain climbing here is one of the most beautiful experiences because you get to witness the vast sea from the top of the cliff. The hotels and bars are also exquisite and ensure that you have a happy stay.

Location – Peninsula between Krabi and Ao Nang

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  1. Which part of Thailand is best to visit in December?

    1. Bangkok: Bangkok is the largest city in Thailand and is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December. In December the city is in full Christmas spirit and the malls and all public places go out of the box to decorate the city to set the festive mood.

    2. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai is known for its hold on its cultures and traditions and what better to celebrate Christmas at a place so rich in a culture like this. Chiang Mai is the most pleasant place in Thailand so it is one of the best places to visit in Thailand in December. Many churches and malls host Christmas carols and restaurants and hotels host events in the honor of Christmas.

    3. Phuket: Visiting Phuket in December should be at the top of your list. The city is always jolly and is loved by the tourists for the happening nightlife all the time. But in December it becomes even more beautiful and everyone is in the festive mood so experiencing something like this is very surreal.

    4. Pattaya: If you are in a festive mood and wish to experience Christmas in a way that will take your breath away yet keep you wanting for more, Pattaya is the perfect place for you. The nightlife here is impeccable and you will not want to leave this place because in the Christmas spirit all the bars and restaurants and hotels go over the top in hosting parties.

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  2. What is the best place to visit in Thailand in December for couples?

    1. Krabi: Krabi is the best place to have a laid-back beach experience as the beaches here are so beautiful here with powder sand beaches and crystal-clear water. If you are looking for a romantic escapade then Krabi will offer you exactly what you are looking for.

    2. Koh Samui
    : While everyone is going wild in the name of Christmas, you visit Koh Samui in December to have a relaxing tropical experience. The weather in December remains pleasant. The hotels serve extravagant feats which are the best treat after a laid-back beachy experience and a day full of outdoor sports activities. 

    3. Koh Lipe
    : Koh Lipe is a paradise for couples. With serene beaches full of white sand and blue water and lush green on the shore, this place is very popular among couples. In December it has relaxing weather and you can go for watersports with your partner. 

    4. Phuket
    : For high-spirited couples like you, Phuket is the perfect place to visit at Christmas. The entire island is high on Christmas spirit during this time. The hotels host huge parties that you can enjoy with your partner. You can also relax in the pleasant weather and get massages with your partner in the beachside massage tents.

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  3. How is the weather in Thailand in December?

    In December, the weather in Thailand remains pleasant with low humidity and less rainfall. Bangkok and central Thailand usually have a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Northern Thailand remains a bit cooler with a temperature 23 degrees Celsius. The south of Thailand remains hot while the west of Thailand remains dry and warm, perfect for diving.

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  4. Is December a good time to visit Thailand?

    December is the best time to visit Thailand as this is the peak tourist season in Thailand. The weather remains cool with low humidity and low chances of rainfall. The weather varies in different parts of Thailand, making it suitable for various kinds of outdoor sports activities.

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