plan ahead - December
Written by Oryx
Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in December.
This December, explore the natural beauty and history of Salalah, take in the seasonal cheer in London, and discover all the facets of Cambodia.
Scents of Salalah
Located on Oman’s beautiful southern coast, Salalah is known as Arabia’s perfume capital for its abundant frankincense trees, as well as for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. In December the weather is pleasant, with temperatures rarely exceeding 30°C. As Oman’s second largest city, there is plenty to do. Explore the Frankincense Trail, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient trade route of the Arab world; try activities such as scuba diving, fishing, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing; or just relax on a picturesque beach. The Salalah region is also one of the best bird-watching areas in the Middle East.
Distance: 958 km
Flight Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Frequency: 3 flights a day
Seasonal sights of London
London doesn’t slow down in winter, with various activities such as open-air ice rinks, traditional German markets, and the twinkling lights on Oxford Street. Don’t miss the big department stores decorated with seasonal themes, and stay for the New Year fireworks display with the London Eye and Big Ben as the backdrop.
Distance: 5,219 km
Flight Time: 7 hours, 35 minutes
Frequency: 6 flights a day
Cambodia’s past and present
The excellent weather conditions both inland and on the beaches of the south coast make December the ideal month to visit Cambodia. Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom, majestic temples of Angkor Wat, buzzing streets of the capital Phnom Penh, and relax on white-sand beaches.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance: 5,802 km
Flight Time: 9 hours