TRAVEL TO ASIA
Thai holidays will allow you to explore the great mountains of the north, the perfect beaches in the south, the alluring islands such as Phi Phi and Phuket and the jungles of Khao Sok. There is so much to see in Thailand which is why it is well known as a backpacker’s paradise. You can visit the spiritual temples, stroll through the night markets of Krabi, and get lost in Bangkok. Thailand has an epic nightlife and is famously known for the full moon party as well as some of the most delicious foods like Pad Thai.
Weather: Thailand has a tropical climate, where the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) throughout the year. But the monsoon season starts in May and can last up to October. The best time to visit Thailand is from November to April.
Currency: Thai Baht
Capital City: Bangkok
National Language: Thai
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Wat Arun
Best National Park: Khao Sok National Park
National Dish: Pad Thai
National Drink: Thai Tea
Most Popular Beer: Singha
National Animal: Elephant & Siamese Fighting Fish
National Sport: Mauy Thai
Japanese holidays will provide you with the opportunity to travel city to city on the prominent bullet train and experience the skyline of Tokyo which is one of the best in the world. Tokyo has a lot to offer from shopping to Disneyland to unique dining experiences and entertaining and diverse nightlife. Other cities that are must-visit are Kyoto and Osaka. Kyoto has magnificent zen gardens, water gardens, shrines and many popular historical sights. If you want an adventure, why not attempt to climb Mount Fiji which is one of the most picturesque mountains in the world.
Weather: Japans climate varies from regions. Most of the climate is maritime with four seasons. The most attractive in the months of March to May & September to November due to the cherry blossoms. Japan does have a rainy season which lasts from May to June. Winter is from December to March and in the North, you can go skiing during this time. In the south, the weather is Mediterranean and has two seasons, winter, and summer.
Currency: Japanese Yen
Capital City: Tokyo
National Language: Japanese
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Teamlab Borderless
Best National Park: Nikko National Park
National Dish: Kushari
National Drink: Sake
Most Popular Beer: Asahi
National Animal: Green Pheasant & Koi
National Sport: Sumo
Malaysian holidays will allow you to witness the rising skyscrapers and the ancient temples of Kuala Lumpur. Head over to Borneo where you can explore the jungles in the day and relax by the white sand beaches in the afternoon. If you just simply want to relax at a beach and have a life of luxury, make sure you visit Langkawi where you can snorkel, horse-ride on the beach or simply just relax with a tropical cocktail. Malaysia is another backpacker’s paradise and it is definitely worth a visit.
Weather: Malaysia has a tropical climate with hot temperatures but a lot of rainfall. The rainy season is from November to February, making the period of March to October the best time to travel to Malaysia.
Currency: Malaysia Ringgit
Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
National Language: Malay
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Astaka Morocco
Best National Park: Gunung Mulu National Park
National Dish: Nasi Lemak
National Drink: The Tarik
Most Popular Beer: Carlsberg
National Animal: Malayan Tiger
National Sport: Sepak Takraw
Indian holidays will show you some of the most important religious sites ever as it is the home of many Hindu temples, Sikh temples and Mosques. India's capital, Delhi has lively markets, museums, galleries and UNESCO sites such as Humayun’s Tomb. Make sure you travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marbled building on the river Yamuna. If you want to experience the culture, you must experience Holi or Diwali. If you want to get away from the ancient cities there are always a few options. One being the futuristic city Bangalore, visiting the Himalayas or another is visiting the beaches of Goa where you can sit back relax and enjoy soothing cocktails.
Weather: India has a tropical climate in the south and desert climate throughout other areas. Most of India’s rain falls from July to September. The best time to travel India will vary as in the South it will be November to March but in the North, it will be October to November or February to May.
Currency: Indian Rupee
Capital City: New Delhi
National Language: Hindi
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Taj Mahal
Best National Park: Ranthambore National Park
National Dish: Khichdi
National Drink: Indian Tea
Most Popular Beer: Kingfisher
National Animal: Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Peacock, Gages River Dolphin & Indian Elephant
National Sport: Field Hockey
Vietnamese holidays allow you to witness the culture, history, fast-growing cities, nature, beaches and much more. North Vietnam has majestic mountain ranges and beautiful rice fields as well as Hanoi, the capital city. Hanoi has a long, interesting history, mouth-watering street food, impressive museums and art galleries to tour. It is absolutely a must-visit. Whilst in the north you must pay a visit to Halong Bay, old rock formations where visitors can get lost on a boat with the beauty of the scenery. Further down south, you will find Ho Chi Minh City which has modern skyscrapers and the Mekong Delta which is always worth exploring. South of this, you have the serene islands which are remote untouched landscapes where you can relax and enjoy cocktails.
Weather: Vietnam has a tropical climate, with a rainy season that lasts from May to November. This makes the months of December to April the best to visit.
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
Capital City: Hanoi
National Language: Arabic
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Ban Gioc-Detian Falls
Best National Park: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
National Dish: Pho
National Drink: Vietnamese Green Tea
Most Popular Beer: Sabeco Brewery
National Animal: Water Buffalo
National Sport: Football
South Korean will show you one of the most high-tech cities in the world, Seoul. Seoul is known to be a hub of technology as well famed for its multi-coloured temples, museums and restaurants that serve the world's popular Korean barbecue. Korea has an extravagant nightlife where you can have a glass of soju and enjoy K-Pop. South Korea also has some of the best ski slopes in the world, so if you are up for an adventure it may be worth a visit. Other areas that are worth a trip is Daegu, Jeju Island and Busan. Busan like Seoul has a charming skyline.
Weather: South Korea has four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and the best time to visit if you want to go skiing. Summers are hot and humid. It does not rain much in any of its seasons. Spring and autumn are the best periods to visit as it is pleasant temperatures.
Currency: South Korean Won
Capital City: Seoul
National Language: Korean
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Bukchon Hanok Village
Best National Park: Bukhansan National Park
National Dish: Kimchi
National Drink: Soju
Most Popular Beer: Hite-Jinro
National Animal: Siberian tiger
National Sport: Taekwondo
Singaporean holidays will allow you to observe the picturesque skyline of the country. Make sure you take time to see the different neighbourhoods such as Sentosa the state of fund or Civic District, which will take you for a trip down memory lane to understand the diversity of the culture. If you are a nature lover, be sure to visit MacRitchie Nature Trail or Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves. Singapore is the home of a Universal Studios for those of you that are thrill-seekers and it is the home to many galleries and museums for the art & history seekers. Singapore is a small island with a lot of vast activities that offer something to everyone.
Weather: Singapore has a tropical climate, where rainstorms can occur all year but are more prominent during December to March. Majority of the time, Singapore is warm and humid.
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Capital City: Singapore
National Language: English, Malay. Mandarin & Tamil
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Gardens by the Bay
Best National Park: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
National Dish: Hainanese Chicken Rice
National Drink: Singapore Sling
Most Popular Beer: Tiger Beer
National Animal: Lion
National Sport: Football
Indonesian holidays will amaze you with the utopia that is Bali. Bali has everything a tourist would want to experience. Bali is the home to volcanos, luxuriant rice fields and most importantly for many it is a surfers’ paradise and world destination. There is more Bali than surfing though, as there is vibrant ceremonies, exhilarating nightlife, and magnificent temples. There is also more to Indonesia than Bali. you can get lost in the enchanting Raja Ampat, visit Lake Toba which the largest lake in Southeast Asia and explore the capital city of Jakarta. No visit to the nation is complete without a visit to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, where you can visit Mount Semeru, temples, waterfalls, villages and more.
Weather: Indonesia has a tropical climate which varies from regions. The wettest period is from December to March. Rest of the year, Indonesia is warm and humid. Some of the higher regions can be a bit cooler.
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Capital City: Jakarta
National Language: Indonesian
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Komodo National Park
Best National Park: Hanging Gardens Infinity Pool
National Dish: Nasi Goreng
National Drink: Bajigur
Most Popular Beer: PT Multi Bintang Indonesia
National Animal: Komodo Dragon & Garuda
National Sport: Badminton
Filipino holidays will allow you to Island hop as there are over 7000 tropical islands in the country with each having a different reason to visit. Some have volcanoes, some have emerald lagoons, others have deserted beaches. Palawan region is a must-visit if you are in the nation as it hosts the two towns of El Nido and Coron which are both known to have the best beaches in the world. The Philippines is the home to vast rice fields where you can spend a night and see how the locals live. The capital city of Manila has colonial churches, forts and much more making it worth spending at least a night or two.
Weather: Philippines has a tropical climate, so it is hot and humid most of the year. The rainy season is June to September and there can be typhoons during this period. The hottest time of the year is March to May; however, it is hot during the rest of the year.
Currency: Philippine Peso
Capital City: Manila
National Language: Filipino
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Isla Gigantes
Best National Park: Calauit Safari Park
National Dish: Abodo
National Drink: Manila Sunshine
Most Popular Beer: San Miguel Beer
National Animal: Philippine Eagle
National Sport: Sipa & Basketball
Sri Lankan holidays will show you the various incredible coastlines to visit with private secluded beaches that can be yours for the day. Sri Lanka has a lot of water-based activities such as jet skis, water surfing, snorkeling and more. If you do not fancy spending a day at the beach instead you can visit the jungles that are rich with wildlife, contain tea plantations and set against a backdrop of beautiful cloudy hills. Sri Lanka offers delicious cuisine which is will satisfy any tourist with options for the more adventurous. The largest city Colombo offers many temples, skyline, bustling markets and street food making it worth visiting. Other cities that are worth visiting are Kandy and Galle. If you do visit Kandy be sure to take the scenic train ride to Ella, where you can get the famous Instagram post.
Weather: Sri Lanka has a tropical climate. It has two monsoons, one is Yala Monsoon which brings in the rain in the West from April to September and the other is Maha Monsoon bringing in the rain from October to March. If you do plan travelling the West and South coast, December to March is best. If you plan on travelling the East and North Coast April to September is the best period.
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Capital City: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
National Language: Sinhala & Tamil
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Sigiriya Rock
Best National Park: Yala National Park
National Dish: Rice and Curry
National Drink: Egyptian Tea
Most Popular Beer: Lion Brewery
National Animal: Lion & Sri Lankan Junglefowl
National Sport: Volleyball
Cambodian holidays will allow you to visit the world’s largest religious monument, Angkor Wat. If you do decide to visit just make sure you see the temple during sunrise for the most spectacular view of your life. The capital city of Phnom Penh has French-influenced streets, many different restaurants, bars and gives you the chance to take a boat trip down the Mekong River. If you travel south, you will come across the tranquil Cambodian Islands. These are great places to have a layback after backpacking across the country. Cambodia is a country that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Weather: Cambodia has a tropical climate with a monsoon season from May to November. The best time to visit Cambodia is February to April has that is the hottest time of the year, however, it is hot year-round.
Currency: Cambodian Riel
Capital City: Phnom Penh
National Language: Khmer
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Angkor Wat
Best National Park: Pnhom Kulen National Park
National Dish: Amok
National Drink: Sombai
Most Popular Beer: Angkor Premium
National Animal: Kouprey, Giant Ibis, Royal Turtle & Giant Mekong Barb
National Sport: Game Khmer Traditional Wrestling
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Chinese holidays will show you some of the world’s greatest shimmering skyscrapers to some of the most historical ancient sites like the world-famous Great Wall of China, which can be seen from space. China offers a plethora of tours from imperial temples to wild pandas. The nation is so large that you can see the natural scenery of the fastest developing cities. China has a unique culture alongside some of the world’s best cuisine. If you are looking to experience a culture and see the fastest developing nation, this is the place to visit.
Weather: China is a large nation; therefore, its climate varies drastically. September to October & April to May is usually the best time to travel to China. Summers can be extremely hot and rainy whereas the Winter can be cold, especially in the north.
Capital City: Beijing
National Language: Mandarin
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: The Rainbow Mountains
Best National Park: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
National Dish: Peking Duck
National Drink: Baijiu
Most Popular Beer: Snow Beer
National Animal: Chinese Dragon, Giant Panda & Red-Crowned Crane
National Sport: Table Tennis