Averages for Bangkok in December
Itâ€™s winter in Bangkok, however, despite being the coldest month of the year, temperatures tend to stay the same. In December, the sun normally shines for at least 9 hours per day, but prepare yourself for rain as there are on average 2 days of rainfall during the month. Around 40mm of rain falls throughout December, with temperatures generally settling betw...
Daily averages for December
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Averages for Bangkok in December
It’s winter in Bangkok, however, despite being the coldest month of the year, temperatures tend to stay the same. In December, the sun normally shines for at least 9 hours per day, but prepare yourself for rain as there are on average 2 days of rainfall during the month. Around 40mm of rain falls throughout December, with temperatures generally settling between 21°C and 31°C.
The daily average temperature for Bangkok in December is usually around 26°C. Make sure you pack a raincoat or umbrella as there may be rain. However, it is the driest part of the year in the city. The highest ever recorded temperature in December for Bangkok is 37°C with the lowest being 13°C. However, temperatures are usually within the averages for the month. The average sea temperature in December is normally around 28°C, which is warm enough for most to want a swim in the ocean. The average humidity for the resort is around 62% and due to the warm temperatures, you may feel fatigue or discomfort.
Where to stay
If you’ve spent a lot of money on your holiday and are worried you won’t get a good hotel the five-star Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong will please you. There are a range of rooms, from the Deluxe Room with a double or King bed, all the way to the Ratchaphruek Suite, with club lounge access, three bathrooms, a whirlpool, four phones, Wi-Fi, four televisions and international satellite. To help you stay in shape, there is an indoor pool, a sauna, a gym, and Yoga available. Offering world class service, the four dining options ensures there is something to cover all taste buds. Located 200 yards from the Chidlom Skytain Station, this affordable hotel is close to some of the city’s best shopping centres, as well as residing close to two airports.
Another five star hotel is the Urbana Langsuan, located just 900 yards from Central World Plaza. Featuring 70 hotel rooms, each has modern, spacious surroundings, air conditioning, a private bathroom and television. Guests can look forward to the outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and restaurant serving international cuisine. This hotel is perfect for those who want to be close to a range of amenities, shopping malls and restaurants.
Intercontinental Bangkok boasts 381 hotel rooms, complete with elegant décor, large windows looking out to the city and air conditioning. The 24 hour gym offers striking scenery of Bangkok, while guests can also treat themselves to a facial or massage at the hotel spa. Unwind in the outdoor pool, dine at the on-site restaurants or spend the evening at the night club. Champagne is served in the bar, with other facilities also close by.
Things to do
If you want to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city, then a visit to Dusit Palace Park should be on your itinerary. Here, you’ll be able to discover more about Thai royalty. Boasting cultural artefacts, you’ll need to dress appropriately (sleeves and long trousers) as this is still a Royal building. You’ll discover the Vimanmek Teak Mansion, with over 81 rooms, boasting antiques and royal objects. You’ll also find the Ancient Cloth Museum residing close by and the Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, with beautiful Thai architecture.
If you want to relax in the outdoors, then Sanam Lang may be the place for you. The centrepiece for many royal processions, its best to visit the park when it’s less crowded and not too hot. Enjoy a stroll around the surroundings and take stock of the landscapes.
Restaurants and nightlife
There are a variety of restaurants in Bangkok that cater to all tourists. For international cuisine, visit Quince. With its retro interiors and vibrant dishes, including Spanish and Middle East flavours, its best to book ahead as it can get rather busy.
For traditional Japanese dishes visit Mokkori, bursting with noodles and sauces to tantalise all taste buds. Open for lunch and dinner, you’ll find this restaurant residing in Th Sukhumvit.
If you want to sample traditional Thai food then take a wander to Nay Hong. Its specialities include some of the best noodle dishes in the city, with a friendly atmosphere to welcome all visitors.
Dates to note
On the fifth of the month is the Grand Celebration of His Majesty the King, a national event that sees flags and decorations adorning the streets. The Bangkok Jazz Festival is held across the month, attracting over 30,000 guests and notable musicians. And of course, being December, there are the Christmas festivities, including seasonal markets.
December events in Bangkok
10th December 2016
This yearly event celebrates the advent of the regime of Constitutional Monarchy in Thailand. On this day, all citizens of Thailand express together their gratitude to the king who graciously granted them an opportunity to take part in governing the country.