That’s the end of the year 2010 and it’s time for tourism enthusiasts to look for somewhere for winter retreats. As a fact, Asia is becoming the most favorite destination of discerning travelers. Here are some ideal destinations in Asia for winter retreats.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The period between December and January marks the start of dry season in tropical city Ho Chi Minh. Lots of streets in Ho Chi Minh City including main boulevards Dong Khoi, Nguyen Hue, Le Loi and Le Duan feature French colonial architecture. To celebrate Lunar New Year, Nguyen Hue Flower Street will be annually opened on January 31.
Nguyen Hue Flower Street
Bangkok is the ideal place for winter retreat with the average temperature in January of 32 degree. Beer gardens, dine affresco and weekend camping trips are some suggestions to fully enjoy Bangkok winter spirit.
Beer gardens in Thailand
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January is the best period for winter weather in Kuala Lumpur. The month marks the end of rainy season and the beginning of toasty sunny reason. Local people hold Thaipusam (a Hindu holiday of penance) and thanksgiving at the end of January.
Thaipusam (a Hindu holiday of penance) in Kuala Lumpur
Singapore, with 30 degree in January, offers a wide range of performance art showcases on the lineup. Annually, “Art Stage Singapore” features exhibitions in Marina Bay Sands from January 12 to 16.
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
January is the great time for local people to enjoy street processions as Santo Nino and the Child Jesus and for foreigners to visit Manila. In Tondo, the district of residential-industrial in nature, young Ati-Atihan performers will show tradition dance on the streets during events for the patron saint.
Goa, the smallest Indian state, is a tropical paradise with warm waters of the Arabian Sea and clear sky. If you are planning to visit Goa in January, make sure you book a room in advance.
Goa features a tropical paradise with warm waters of the Arabian Sea and clear sky
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Featuring 31 degree temperature in January, Phnom Penh is notified for its less humidity and light breezes. Especially, Phnom Penh’s pagodas, markets and museums are the best city’s famed nightlife.
Independence Monument at night
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The capital of Sri Lanka, which reaches 30 degree in January, is an ideal quick winter getaway. Remarkably, the Galle Face Green Promenade, which runs adjacent to the Indian Ocean, offers visitors unforgettable sunset-watching experience. However, remember to check current government warnings when planning your trips.
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