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Summer holidays in Asia

14 January, 2019
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Sanur, Bali

In the process of planning where to go in the summer holidays?

The Asian countries offer everything from relaxation in the shade of the palm trees, wonderful cultural experiences for people of all ages and stunning scenery.

Start your summer holiday dream below!

Which Asian countries should I visit on my summer holiday?

There are several excellent choices when it comes to wonderful summer destinations in Asia, when it’s summer here in the UK.

We’ve picked three destinations that are ideal to visit in July and August.

Bali in July and August

Bali

Bali is a popular destination, and our summer months are some of the best months to visit Bali.

Bali offers average temperatures between 26 and 29 degrees all year round, and the summer months are excellent because it’s dry season. This means long sunny days and very little rain. July is the month of blue sky, while August is the driest month of the year.

You can, for example, enjoy life at Sanur’s kilometre-long beach paradise, where relaxation at the water’s edge or water sports such as snorkelling in the fabulous water is ideal due to the lovely weather. Besides being a beach paradise, Sanur also has a high street where you can enjoy delicious food or buy souvenirs.

July and August are also a great time to visit to the volcanic highlands, where the artists’ town of Ubud is located. Ubud enjoys a lush location with rice terraces and steep ravines as its neighbours. The town is known for its artistic environment, and you can also experience the Balinese culture first hand with a visit to one of the island’s many temples. Tirta Empul is famous for its holy spring water, which flows out of the 30 stone taps.

So if you dream of swapping the British summer weather for unforgettable memories, a tour to Bali is guaranteed to be a hit.

Three suggestions for summer holidays in Bali:

Sri Lanka in July and August

Sri Lanka

Looking for a child-friendly destination for the summer holidays? Then Sri Lanka is a great choice. The country has something for all ages.

July and August offer a pleasant climate in the north and east of Sri Lanka, where it’s dry season during this period. The highlands are best in August, because July can be hot and windy. The average temperature is 15–20 degrees in the highlands during this period, while the coast offers average temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees.

Feel the sense of history in Anuradhapura, which at the end of the 9th century subjugated itself to the South Indian Chola dynasty. The city fell into decay and was not rediscovered until the 19th century by the English and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the town of Sigiriya, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find the Lion Rock. Towering 200 metres above the landscape, it is truly stunning. The climb to the top is tough and is probably not suitable for young children, but it’s a fantastic experience. If you fancy even more physical activity, a bike ride is also highly recommended. Experience a 12-metre-high Buddha statue, among other things.

After a few eventful days, you may be in need of a few days’ R & R. During the summer months, the east coast beaches such as Passikudah are the best choice. While away the hours on the beach in the shade of palm trees, go for a dip in the crystal-clear waters or snorkel among the colourful fish. The beach is perfect if you’re travelling with children as you can walk out more than 1 km before the water gets deep.

Three suggestions for summer holidays in Sri Lanka:

Thailand in July and August

Koh Phangan

Swap the British summer sun for palm trees, waves and relaxation on the Thai islands.

The islands off the east coast of Southern Thailand, such as Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, are great during the British summer months.

During this period, it’s dry season in this part of Thailand, and you can expect average temperatures of 20 to 30 degrees. There may be brief showers, but they are soon replaced by sunny weather.

On Koh Phangan, nature is also very much in focus. Go for a hike in the jungle, enjoy the view from Dom Sila Viewpoint or relax on the beach, e.g. Haad Rin, which is located in the southern part of the island. You might also like to go on a daytrip to Koh Tao, which is world famous for its excellent diving and snorkelling.

On Koh Samui you can, for example, enjoy the idyllic beach, Chaweng Noi, where you will find a fine-grained sandy beach, swaying coconut palms and turquoise-blue waters. But Thailand’s third-biggest island is also home to other sights. Discover the large gold Buddha on the island, see the Namung waterfall, which is 18 metres high, sail to the Ang Tong Marine National Park, or go shopping in the town of Chaweng.

If you would like to experience other parts of Thailand, you could, for example, visit Chiang Mai in the north, which is home to a lot of beautiful temples, or the bustling metropolis, Bangkok. Your holiday to northern and central Thailand can be rounded off in Koh Samui, but you should be aware that it is rainy season around Chiang Mai and Bangkok in July and August. The rain is torrential, but doesn’t typically fall during the day, while temperatures are between 20 and 32 degrees.

Thailand and the Thai islands are sublime, and once you’ve visited Thailand, you’ll definitely be back!

Three suggestions for summer holidays in Thailand:

Book your summer holiday in good time!

The summer months are popular months to travel because many people take their summer holiday in July or August.

So, it’s also a good idea to book your summer holiday as early as possible.

If you’re unsure about which destination is right for you, you’re very welcome to contact our travel consultants, who can help you make the right choice.

Have a great summer holiday!

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