Chiang Mai Weather in December


Season: Dry Season

To simply describe Chiang Mai weather in December, it’s cool and dry. In detail, the temperature varies between 15-28℃(59-82℉) and the total rainfall is only 18mm on average. The mild and pleasant climate attracts lots of tourists all over the world. In turn, the travel expense gets higher than in the low season when the weather is hot and humid. 

Averages for Chiang Mai Weather in December

Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
High Temperature: 28°C / 82°F
Low Temperature: 15°C / 59°F
Humidity: 71%
Rainfall: 18mm
Rainy Days : 2 days
Sunrise: 06:41 ~ 06:57
Sunset: 17:46 ~ 17:58

Clothes to Wear in Chiang Mai in December

Pack summer clothes for a Chiang Mai trip in December, like t-shirt, shorts, dress and sweatpants. It’s cool at night and you may need a thin overcoat to keep warm. Sun hat or parasol and sunglasses should also be taken to protect yourself from the strong sunshine. Locals like wearing sandals. You may bring a pair for short-distance walk. As for long-distance walk, a pair of comfortable and breathable sneakers are more recommended. 
Chiang Mai Clothes in December December Wear in Chiang Mai

Best Places to Visit in Chiang Mai in December

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The first attraction you should visit is Chiang Mai Old City, including the ancient but luxury temples like Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, Thapae Gate- the best protected city gate and rippling moat circling the city. Around the old city area, there are also many night markets for visitors to learn locals’ daily life and taste unique snacks. 

To experience cultural and artistic atmosphere of the city to the full extent, you should not miss Chiang Mai University and Nimmana Road, where lots of artistic cafes, clothes shops and handicraft stores gather.

Chiang Mai is also famous for tropical natural scenery. If interested, you may go to Doi Inthanon National Park to feast your eyes. It is also the highest peak of the country. In addition to appreciating the charming scenery, you may visit villagers there and try the thrilling zip-line.


1. It is very necessary to use sunscreen cream on sunny days. 
2. Dress appropriately to visit temples. Skirt and shorts above kneels, navel outfit and those exposing shoulders are not allowed.
- Last updated on Mar. 06, 2023 by Brenda Lian -