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An Unforgettable December in Bangkok – What to Do During a Winter Trip to Bangkok

There's no better time than December to head to Bangkok. Here's what tourists escaping to the tropics can enjoy in the holiday capital of Thailand.

As one of the top holiday hotspots during the winter holidays, Bangkok truly comes alive during the festive season. Here’s a rundown of the fun things to do during a winter break in this city.

Image via Gardina asoke hotel

Shop till You Drop

While Bangkok is a shopper’s paradise throughout the year, the month of December is arguably the best time to enjoy a shopping spree in the Thai capital. The seasonal sales and stock clearance discounts are not only available at mega malls the likes of Siam Paragon and CentralWorld but also at the Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Dig into Street Food

No trip to Bangkok would be complete without savouring local street food delicacies and those who are visiting the city in December will find that the festive season brings even more culinary variety to the streets. The night markets and the food streets of Bangkok are especially enticing this time of year.

Sign up for a River Cruise

When most of the world is confined indoors due to wintery weather conditions, those who are vacationing in Bangkok can go on a river cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Dinner cruises aren’t the only options available to tourists as day cruises on the Chao Phraya River can also include a tour of the khlongs.

Enjoy a Temple Tour

Those who are based at Gardina Asoke Hotel & Residence or any other serviced apartment in Bangkok must also explore Wat Arun, Wat Saket and the other magnificent temples occupying the riverside. Don’t forget to stop by the iconic Grand Palace where Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha is found.