Best Places to visit in Southeast Asia in December

 Phu Quoc – Vietnam

When it comes to best places to visit Vietnam or Southeast Asia in December, Phu Quoc island is always in the top choice. Why not spend your holiday on a sunny exotic beach and get some tan?

best places to visit Southeast Asia in December
Star beach Phu Quoc

There is a wide range of outdoor activities in Phu Quoc island for you to discover: mountain & unique wildlife, which is great for picnicking, jungle trekking, camping, and bird-watching.

phu quoc national park
Phu Quoc national park
Tranh Waterfall in Phu quoc National Park
Tranh Waterfall in Phu quoc National Park

Phu Quoc island is also great for snorkeling and diving. You can find these fun activities at Long Beach or Ong Lang Beach.

Angkor Wat – Cambodia

Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and its incredible detail.

Angkor Wat
Glowing sunset at Angkor Wat

December is also a great time to discover Cambodia as the weather’s dry, sunny and warm which is ideal for sightseeing, exploring and relaxing on the beach. December also marks the start of the high season in Cambodia tourism.

Bagan – Myanmar

Want to be lost in a fairy tale? Visit Bagan.

Rising from the plain’s canopy of green are temples, dozens of them, hundreds of them, beautiful, other-worldly silhouettes that were built by the kings of Bagan between 1057 and 1287, when their kingdom was swept away by earthquakes and Kublai Khan and his invading Mongols. Some 2,230 of an original 4,450 temples survive, a legacy of the Buddhist belief that to build a temple was to earn merit. Unlike Angkor Wat or Machu Picchu,  Bagan is much less touristy, plus, everything is very cheap in Myanmar.

Bagan is hot all year round, but the best time to visit here is between November and February when the weather is dry and pleasant & cool temperature without too much rains ( rainfall is highest in June and October).

Come to visit Bagan in Myanmar in December, especially to admire the scenery at sunrise and sunset. It will be your once in a lifetime experience.

Chiang Mai – Thailand

Thailand draws in travellers from all around the world on a daily basis. What’s amazing about this Land of Smiles is its food, shopping, islands and beaches, tropical rainforest, mountains and wildlife, and magnificent Buddhist temples.

In December, the weather is generally warm especially in the islands on the west coast of Thailand. However, in other parts of the country, the weather cools down in, for instance, Bangkok, but temperatures can dip in places like Chiang Mai in the northern Thailand.

Cherry blossoms in Chang Mai Thailand. Credit to @

Si Phan Don – Laos

Si Phan Don is an archipelago in the Mekong River where you can just relax and unwind in a hammock at the balcony of your chosen inn!

Since rain is minimal and the sun is just right during the Christmas season, you can expect your blood pressure and heart rate to decrease—making it a healthy trip for you and the ones you’re with!

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