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Thailand Places to see in December

Hello peak season! Hello awesome weather! Hello Thailand! December is a perfect time to visit Thailand. It is a comfortable temperature without being scalded or drenched! The whole island is open for you to enjoy and there is an abundance of places to see!

Right from the North in Chiang Mai, down through Bangkok to the Gulf and Andaman Islands down south, hotels, hostels and boutique beach bungalows will be fast filling with travellers from all over the world.

With it being the festive month with Christmas and New year fast approaching, please ensure you have booked in advance to avoid any disappointment! Ready for some winter paradise?

Where to start?

Whether you are hoping to escape the festivities or looking for an exciting new way to spend them, Thailand makes for a perfect holiday destination` in December! Here are our top places for you to spend your winter in the sun and the best places to enjoy the festivities!

Bangkok New Year fireworks

Bangkok New Year fireworks Photo by imghulutrip


Bangkok

How about Christmas and New Year in Bangkok?

No visit to Thailand is complete without a stop off to its capital Bangkok! Be prepared for this vibrant, cosmopolitan and eccentric city! It has so much to offer with its amid glittering temples, architectural charms, Chinatown, Streetside diner and the big Khao San Road Party scene.

At this magical time of year, the city is sparkling, with show stopping Christmas lights on buildings, tree’s, lamp posts, tuk-tuks and even Thai food stalls! High on everyone’s agenda is plenty of shopping, partying, eating and toasting the champagne glasses!

Bangkok Christmas Decorations photo with flowers

Bangkok Christmas Decorations photo by cndshuttershock


Chiang Mai

Fancy going up north to Chiang Mai? Looking for gorgeous greenery, forested mountains, traditional hill tribe communities and some hard-core outdoor pursuits then take a trip to Chiang Mai to see some cliff top temples, spectacular national parks, super safaris with the glorious, gigantic elephant rides, meet the monks, night markets galore and many more cultural charms!

Oh and the spectacular Lantern Festivals…

Chinese latterns in Thailand

Krabi

If you are looking for something different again you could head down to Krabi which is located on the west coast of Southern Thailand and is perfect for a nice chilled, relaxing break. Krabi is world famous for its limestone karsts that jut out of the crystal-clear waters, especially in Railay Beach. Railay is south of Krabi and is famous for its adventurous rock climbing.

If you are looking to access unspoilt beaches and turquoise waters, perhaps a few hours snorkelling then the Andaman Sea is ideal!

You can also jump on a Long tail boat and jet over to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta or just head inland and climb through some wonderful waterfalls and rainforests.

Railay Beach, Krabi

Railay Beach Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland


Pattaya

Pattaya is known for its wide, white sand beaches, breath-taking coral islands and not to mention the fantastic nightlife and to die for restraunts! It is a popular place for Thai families and tourists alike. Located underneath Bangkok you could set sail down for a relaxing week after exploring the capital city!

Beach of Pattaya city

photo by Asiawebdirect


Koh Samui

Looking for a little more luxury? A bit more upscale? But without going over budget? Head to Koh Samui. The popular honeymoon destination is the perfect paradise to pop away and recharge the batteries! Over flowing with luxurious spa’s, fine dining, boutique hotels and a private butler or two? It also has mile long beaches of heavenly soft silky sand, vibrant colourful coral reefs, coconut plantations and rugged rainforests with world class waterfalls.

You can even pop over to the Full Moon Party at Koh Pha Ngan to get dizzy watching the fire twirlers, sipping cocktails out of buckets and raving until the sunrises! Or just chill out on the beach all week and watch the stunning sunsets.

Koh Samui Sunset

Koh Samui Sunset Photo by Katie Victoria Hulland

It is safe to say that Thailand will be a holiday to never forget and there truly is something for everyone! Get booking now to secure your perfect hotel in the ideal destination for you! Get ready for Sun, Sand and Holiday perfection. Sunsets like you have never seen and culture that doesn’t compare. Happy Holidays!

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