Traveling is the best method of learning. Traveling places can enrich one’s wisdom. On the other hand, seeing new places can refresh our mind. It let us get out of our comfort zone and gives us opportunity to face adventurous moments. If you are thinking about taking a tour in this winter, definitely Asia is a great place to visit. She is ready with all of her beauty to demonstrate to you and let you have refreshment for sure. Here are the top 5 places in Asia you can visit this winter:
1. Harbin , China
Harbin is a great place to visit in this winter. It is called the “Icy City”. Harbin hosts the world’s largest snow and ice festival throughout January and February. During the ice festivals, Harbin presents many statues of ice such as mythical beasts to famous landmarks from across the globe and those ice statues glitters many colored light. Every year they make new themes for those ice statues. This winter Harbin will organize the 35th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival with the theme of “Pearl on the Crown of Ice & Snow” on January 5 in 2019. The festival will be featured by 5 category ice snow events & activities of tourism, culture, fashion, trade and sports. You can also have the other winter experience like dog sledding, romantic sleigh rides, winter swimming and watching Siberian tigers, safari-style.
2. Otaru , Japan
Otaru is a port town on the coast of the Sea of Japan in northern Shiribeshi Subprefecture. It is one of the top travel attractions in Asia. Otaru has a reach history. The Otaru Canal in the port and the surrounding stone warehouses are the symbol of the city’s history. There are many historical buildings that still stand around the Otaru Canal from 100 years ago, which can bring enthusiastic atmosphere to enjoy and walk around. Especially in winter Otaru looks more Russian than Japanese. 1500 snow candles and lanterns make Otaru pathways dreamlike. The stone warehouses hold restaurants just like the ancient days, so it is recommended for lunch or dinner over those restaurants.
3. Yamagata, Japan
If you love skiing and snowboarding Yamagata is the best place to visit in Asia this winter. Yamagata city is part of the heavy snow area of Japan receives the highest amount of snowfall throughout the winter season. People whom are not interested with skiing or snowboarding come here just to see the Juhyo or ice monsters that only appear in the winter. Yamagata also hosts snow festivals. The food there is absolutely marvelous. After a day of snowboarding Onsen (hot springs) – and Yonezawa beef is perfect for feeding.
4. Deogyusan National Park, South Korea
The Deogyusan Resort is also known as Muju Resort. It is only3-hour drive from Seoul. Deogyusan National Park and is well known for annual Firefly Festival. But this festival takes place in the summer. In winter season, visitors come here to enjoy hitting the slopes in a wonderful natural outlook. There is nearly 4-mile-long Silk Road which is famous for the longest ski slopes. Wheatear you are a professional or a beginner you can enjoy ski slopes there.
5. Lhasa, Tibet
Lhasa means the place of god. Place of god is surrounded by unreal beauty. People generally visit Lhasa in the summer but in the winter Lhasa is even more attractive. You can enjoy the greatest religious festive called “Great Prayer Festival” at the end of the year. If you are here in the eve of New Year you can celebrate with the locals by watching dance performances at Potala Palace and even hanging up prayer flags on the temples and mountain tops. In Lhasa, hotels and foods are very much affordable in winter. So it is recommended to visit in Lhasa in this winter.
After all, Asia is a great place to visit in the winter season. We have written the best places to go in the winter for you. So harry up! Take your backpack and get ready for Asia tour in this winter.