Chinese New Year 2018: Top 5 Southeast Asia destinations
Chinese New Year 2018 is getting closer. It is due to fall on 16th February, starting off the Year of Dog. If you are considering where to go this New Year holiday, these following five destinations may be the best ideal places for a quick getaway.
Walking under the sea in Bali, Indonesia
Yes, it’s “sea-walking” and it’s under the water literally, not on the beach. This activity is another highlight of beautiful Bali. And surprisingly, it requires you no swimming or diving experience. All you need to do is to put on the helmet and enjoy the walk. While walking around, you will have chance to feed lovely fish with your bare hands. This activity is sure to bring you a lot of cool photos with colorful marine life and beautiful corals. Why don’t you do something different for this New Year and try it out? Perhaps, it will be your next experience of a lifetime.
Phuket & Bangkok, Thailand
Apart from Chinese New Year, Thais also celebrate two others: the Western New Year in January and the Thai New Year (Songkran) in April. Although Chinese New Year is not a national holiday in Thailand like in other Asian countries, this is still the largest celebrations in Bangkok and Phuket during one year.
For this time of the year, the Bangkok Chinatown and Phuket Town become lively with a lot of lion dancing and performances. And of course, you should also spare some time to go shopping and enjoy all kind of delicious street food. If you are looking for a cheap holiday this year, you should definitely pay a visit to these cities.
Chasing waterfalls on Cebu island, Phillipines
Nothing can be compared to standing at the base of a water fall with the deafening roar in your ears and this experience can be an epic start for your new year. Cebu is blessed with so many beautiful natural waterfalls. This is known as home to more than 90 waterfalls and they’re all waiting for you to explore. Among them, Kawasan, Inambakan, Tumalog and Aguinid are four most majestic falls that you can’t miss. This is surely an ideal holiday solution to avoid crowds. Let the chase begin!
Exploring Tomb Raider temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Checking out the temples surrounding Siem Reap, including watching sunrise at Angkor Wat (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) may bring you a completely exhilarating experience for the next 2018. Besides this, you can schedule your time to pay a visit to the fortified city of Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm. A ride on a tuk-tuk could be something interesting to end your day. Ancient sites along with mysterious remnants of the early 12th century make Siem Reap one of the should-go places during Chinese New Year.
Food trail in Manila, Philippines
Whether you a big fan of Filipino cuisine or not, I’m sure you cannot get away from the various options of cheap and appetizing food available around the capital city of Manila. Take you pen out and note these down: halo-halo, buko pie, kinilaw, kare-kare and Filipino fusion. These are five of the must-try dishes, promised to bring you a taste of what Manila has to offer. It’s an exciting time ahead to dine in Manila.
These above-mentioned destinations are so perfect to make a new start for this Chinese New Year of 2018. Remember to take them into consideration if you plan to spend your holiday away from home. Happy travel and wish all of you all the best for your new journey in the year of dog.
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