Best summer vacation in asia

If you are planning to spend your summer vacation in Asia then there are not many places better to visit than South East Asia. It is a land of contrasts and surprises – where modernity merges with tradition; where the hustle bustle of cities contrasts with the slow pace of rural life; where you can go from beaches to mountains or vice versa within hours; where indigenous hill tribes exist side by side with air conditioned shopping malls and towering high rise buildings;     

If you are planning to travel during the summer months and are looking for ideas on how to spend your time, then you’ve come to the right place. The region of Asia and its many countries is a treasure trove of beautiful landscapes, diverse climates, historic attractions, underwater adventures and other fantastic places that can fill up your summer days with unforgettable memories.

The question that you probably ask yourself when you’re planning your trip is: where to go? The answer depends on different criterias like the season, the weather conditions in a particular place at a specific time of year and many other aspects. The goal of this article is to help you make the right decision.The reason why people decide to spend their holidays abroad is not difficult to explain: the quality of service offered at hotels in Asia is usually higher than …

Best Summer Vacation in Asia

Summer is a great time to explore the world! Here are some great destinations for your summer vacation.

  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Bhutan
  3. Bali, Indonesia
  4. Cambodia
  5. Sri Lanka

Asia is a continent full of exciting places to visit in the summer. Whether you’re looking for a beach vacation, a city break, or even an active adventure, there’s something for everyone.

Here are our top picks for the best summer vacation in Asia:

1) Tokyo, Japan – The Japanese capital is one of the most popular destinations in Asia and offers an incredible mix of sights and activities. From the bustling streets lined with skyscrapers to the beautiful temples and shrines scattered throughout the city, there’s no shortage of things to do. Plus, there’s delicious food everywhere!

2) Hong Kong – This buzzing metropolis has plenty going on year-round but especially during summer when beaches are open until late at night and street markets open up every day of the week (except Sunday). You can also visit some of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks like Victoria Peak or take a trip to Lantau Island where you’ll find Shek O beach—a great place for swimming and snorkeling.

3) Bangkok, Thailand – This city offers visitors plenty of options for sightseeing including visiting historical landmarks such as Wat Phra Kaew (The Temple of Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (The Marble Temple), Grand Palace

1. Hoi An, Vietnam 

While both north and south of Vietnam are soaking in summer, Hoi An is at its sunniest and driest in May, June, and July. This town may be the most well-preserved area of the country with a lazy river, mustard-yellow houses, Japanese bridges, Chinese temples, and quiet beaches a few kilometers away. Most of the hotels offer bikes to guests to cycle down the roads and get into local life. Joining many visitors to wander the center streets which are banned from motor vehicles, sipping a glass of beer at a nice bar, and enjoying Cao Lau – a traditional noodle of Hoi An are some of many interesting things to do in this town. Yes, it’s touristy, but Hoi An somehow still remains its dreamy atmosphere. Once a month on the full moon, the locals will hang colorful lanterns to illuminate every street. Hoi An becomes magical. Paper lanterns are sold along the Hoai River for visitors. Buy one, light it, make a wish, then release it into the water. You now wait for your wish to come true. A miracle that Hoi An gladly gives you.

Hoi An with the iconic yellow merchant houses

Paper lantern is considered the symbol of Hoi An

Hoi An Lantern Festivals: 27th June, 26th July, and 24th August.

Related Tours:

– Postcard of Vietnam

– Authentic Vietnam

– Family Fun in Vietnam

– Finding Vietnam & The Lost Temples of Angkor

2. Con Dao, Vietnam

This beautiful island archipelago, 160 miles south of Ho Chi Minh City, is another choice for a summer trip in Vietnam. The cluster of 16 islands boasts natural beauty, wonderful wildlife, and gloomy history. For many years, this area was a US prison that imprisoned many communists and senior Vietnam political leaders. Now, Con Dao is a pristine paradise of the national park, untouched beaches, turquoise water, and best diving sites. Con Dao Dive Center offers a PADI Open Water course at around $550 US while one day Discover Scuba Diving is $200 US. Summer is also the best time to see turtles laying eggs. July to October is the highest breeding season. Thousands of female turtles will move to the beaches, dig holes, lay eggs, and cover their nest during the night before swimming back to the ocean.

Con Dao is a pristine paradise of the national park, untouched beaches, and turquoise water

Con Dao is a pristine paradise of the national park, untouched beaches, and turquoise water 

Visit in summer to see the turtle laying eggs

Visit in summer to see the turtle laying eggs

3. Koh Samui, Thailand

This is another destination for family gatherings in summer. Unlike PhuketKrabi, and Phi Phi where summer is the rainiest time of the year, Koh Samui’s weather is great. Being the second most popular vacation after Phuket, Koh Samui has its own airport, a wide variety of places to stay, and countless interesting attractions to delight the kids. A 2-hour boat ride from the town will take you to the Ang Thong Marine National Park which is home to 42 islands of different sizes. Here, your family can experience many activities including kayaking between the islands, swimming in warm water, and hiking up the rocks to have great views. The kids would love a trip to the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo to play with sea lions and feed a tiger cub. If they are curious about reptiles, take them to snake farms where they can witness the snakes, giant lizards, crocodiles, and watch some shows of these reptiles. Finally, encourage them to join a short cooking course which only lasts 3 – 4 hours where your family can learn some recipes of Koh Samui food and taste summer fruits such as rambutans, salak, java apple, and dragon fruit.

For family gathering in summer, head to Koh Samui - the second most popular vacation in Thailand

For family gathering in summer, head to Koh Samui – the second most popular vacation in Thailand

Take your children to the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo to play with sea lions

Take your children to the Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo to play with sea lions (Photo: Samuiaquarium)

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Islands Hopping

4. Koh Phangan, Thailand

If you are a partier, don’t miss out Koh Phangan, the Ibiza of the east. This island will rock your summer with lots of delicious Thai food and exciting activities. You can go diving to see a wide range of fish and reefs, take a bicycle tour, visit 7 amazing waterfalls, sample all kind of food in the night markets, set off a boat trip to do islands hopping, and of course, get ready to join in party meccas during the full moon every month.

The world’s most famous Full Moon parties will take place on 27 June, 29 July, and 26 August 2018 in Haad Rin beach. There are several stages that will be set upright on the beach. You can hop between different performance stages for food, drink, dance as well as watch many beach performers from fire eaters, fire dancers, to jugglers

Full Moon party - one the most anticipated  beach parties in the world

Full Moon party – one the most anticipated  beach parties in the world

5. Bali, Indonesia

Around the world, Bali has become synonymous with a version of tropical paradise. From leisure Ubud to countless bars and clubs, Bali has it all. You can try your luck on board at Kuta and Uluwatu Beach; grab a motorbike to explore the lakes, volcanoes, and hot springs in a day; follow Elizabeth Gilbert’s book to search the beauty of Bali’s cultural heart – Ubud, or seek the sun at Ku De Ta hotspot – the famous beach club which sets the trend to upscale nightlife in Bali. Head Bali in June to take part in the Bali Arts Festival which starts on the second Saturday of June and finishes in July. During this time, towns are decorated, dances, puppetry, and live music are performed on outdoor stages, while many art exhibitions open up to the public.

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