best time to visit asia

Tips on Determining the Best Time to Visit Asia

If you’re going to Asia, you want to make sure you have a great time and experience as few weather related complications as possible. Once you find the right travel companion, plan the perfect trip to Asia. Here are a few tips that will help you make sure that you’re about to choose the best time to visit Asia.

If you’re visiting Southeast Asia and want to be outdoors:

The activities you want to enjoy while in Asia have a huge impact on when you’ll get the most out of your Asian trip. If skiing in the mountains or spending a great deal of time hiking or golfing in Southeast Asia is on your itinerary, you should book your vacation for some time between November and February, when the weather is at its coolest and you can spend long periods of time outdoors. The perfect weather will allow you to become one with nature.

The only down side to traveling to Asia during this time period is that it’s also the heaviest tourist season, so some places might be crowded.

Take in a festival

Asian natives love fanfare, which means that they go all out when it comes to festivals and celebrations. If you love crowds and pageantry, the best time to visit Asia is when one of their famous festivals is taking place. A glorious site of beautiful decorations, lights and dressing will enhance your trip.

The festivals provide you with the perfect opportunity to experience an authentic slice of local culture/history, a great way to meet a large group of people in a jovial setting, and all the entertainment you could hope for.

Asian festivals you should consider attending, include;

  • Thailand’s Songkran Festival which takes place in the middle of April
  • Philippine’s Ati-Atihan Festival which takes place in mid-January
  • Japan’s Gishi-sai Festival which takes place on December 14th

Wildlife adventures

Asia is home to some amazing wildlife and there are several places where you can go and see everything from big jungle cats to panda bears in their natural environment.

If you want local wildlife to be a big part of your Asian adventure, the best time to visit Asia will be between February and September. This season is best if your destination will be Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park, which is the home to several species of large cats.

If you have always wanted to visit the orangutans that call Borneo home, you should arrange to travel to Asia during March through October. If elephants, sun bears, and gibbons strike your fancy, Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park is the place for you and the best times to tour the park are March, October, and November.

Hanging out on Asia’s beaches

Asia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which happen to attract some of the most beautiful people.

If you want to spend time soaking up the sun and sand while on vacation, the best time to visit Asia is anytime except the months of September and October which fall right in the middle of the rain season. Rain or shine, your favorite lady is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

If you love snorkeling as much as you enjoy hanging out on land, Asian beaches you’ll want to visit include;

  • Thailand’s Maya Cove
  • Indonesia’s Deer Island
  • Bali’s Kuta Beach