Sunday, February 02, 2014
Travelling to Asia during the winter seasons
If you plan to take a winter vacation between the months of November – March, Asia offers you with the perfect playground. The balmy conditions ensure that it is never too cold in most countries and the pleasant winter chill makes Asia an ideal destination to explore during the winters. Here are the top places to visit while travelling to Asia during the winter seasons.
Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam, is located in the southern areas of the country and experiences a tropical climate which never lets the temperature fall below 20C. Apart from the multitude of nightclubs and bars, the city is also known to be full of ancient monuments and mesmerizing beauty. What makes any trip to the Ho Chi Minh City so famous is the perfect blend between a unique culture and an exciting lifestyle.
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Japan
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are UNESCO World Heritage Sites which which are extremely famous for their alluring winter panoramas. The area is full of village huts which have been constructed in the traditional gassho-zukuri styles to prevent snow from building up. The Ogimachi Village is the best place for tourists looking to explore the region and boasts of numerous family run inns.
There is nowhere else you would rather be during the winter seasons in India. The city is famous all over the world for its beautiful beaches, magnificent festivals and wild parties. The pleasant winter sun and idle temperatures make the winter months a perfect time to be in Goa. It boasts of an extremely exotic nightlife, numerous beaches, humongous beach festivals and a chilled out lifestyle. The Christmas festival and the New Years Eve Gala are said to be the main festivals of Goa. Those looking for something other than beaches and parties can treat themselves to the magnificent old world architecture and the beautiful culture of the area.
Huangshan has fascinated tourists from all over the world due to its surreal natural beauty and picture perfect snowy landscapes. According to legends, the Tao priests of China gained immortality in this area with the help of internal alchemy. There are numerous descriptions that also refer to Huangshan as the cradle of Chinese art. Winters bring about the perfect settings to visit Huangshan and the area is covered with a thick blanket of snow, cloudy skies and beautiful pine trees. The best winter vantage points of Huangshan are Yungu, Bei Hai and Yupinglou.
Singapore is a city country in Southeast Asia and has a plethora of sights and activities to offer to the tourists. It offers the perfect blend between historic attractions and modernization and the various monuments which depict the history of Singapore are still known to be in perfect condition. As far as things to do and places to go to are concerned, there is never a shortage of sights in Singapore. The nightlife and food cultures are known to be extremely pleasing as well.
Tibet might be known to experience extremely harsh, but there is nothing which can stop the more seasoned travellers from exploring the true beauty and diversity of Tibet. Winters are considered to be one of the best times to visit Tibet as the crowds are extremely sparse, the surroundings are picture perfect and the hotels are quite cheap. The festivals of Losar (Tibetan New Year) and Monlam (Great Prayer Festivals) are known to be some of the famous festivals which fall in the months of winter. However, tourists are advised to stay away from the western and northern parts of Tibet as these areas can be extremely cold during the winters.
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