20 August, 2018 Freeland Journey
Planning an escape to the mysterious lands of Asian? Attracted by the charming beach, the cloud-snagging skylines or the prehistoric temple. Vietlandjourney now present the expert combination of the most exciting spots to visit, especially in August 2018 for an Asian tour.
1. Busan, South Korea
Located between mountains and sea, Busan is recognized as a stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine. It has long been domestically lauded as the country’s best beach getaway, but South Korea’s second largest city packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travelers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood still a-wriggle at Jagalchi, the largest fish market in Korea.
Especially in August, Busan will be at its most vibrant with a medley of colorful events showcasing the country’s cultural heritage, from street art festivals to traditional dance shows. Add in a prestigious International film festival and it seems this second-city is poised to steal the spotlight.
Busan, South Korea
Uzbekistan has all the thing that can satisfy any kind of imagination, with its dreamy mosaic-clad mosques and Silk Road lore. But the country has remained largely closed off to the wider world due to tight control following the end of the Soviet era. Thankfully, change finally appears to be afoot.
In late 2017, Uzbekistan took huge strides in opening up to tourism, announcing visa-free and e-visa schemes, new air routes and also extensions to its shiny high-speed rail network, making access to its collection of jeweled-architecture and ancient cities easier than ever. Whilst the country lags behind its neighbors in a few ways, particularly regarding human rights, there is a feeling of hope that, as Uzbekistan enjoys the benefits of being welcoming to all, positive change will follow.
3. Ho Chi Minh city
Recognized in the tourism community as a most dynamic city of modern Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) even getting cooler through time. Aging apartment blocks are replaced by vintage clothes stores and independent coffee shops, innovative breweries like Heart of Darkness and East West Brewing are fuelling one of the best craft beer scenes in Southeast Asia, and a selection of eclectic venues are strengthening the local music scene.
One of the most attractive place in this city, especially for the historical addicts is the War Remnants Museum, which details HCMC’s recent history in eye-opening displays
Ho Chi Minh city
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4. Western Ghats, India
India’s steamy southern highlands have never garnered the same column inches as the hill stations and Himalayan heights of North India, but the Western Ghats offer an atmospheric mirror to Shimla and Darjeeling, with added jungle appeal.
If you have the chance to visit the Western Ghats, India, then the places should be on your planning list: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Tamil Nadu. These rugged hills are listed by UNESSCO as one of the top spots for biodiversity in the world, protecting everything from wild elephants and tigers to the Neelakurinji flower, which blooms only once every 12 years and will be painting the hills in purple livery from August to October 2018. Hence, this is the perfect time to make a trip to Western Ghats. You will find coffee, tea and spice plantations, charmingly dated colonial outposts, thundering waterfalls, and even a steam-powered mountain railway, while evading the crowds who mob the northern uplands.
Western Ghats, India
5. Nagasaki, Japan
The work Nagasaki is the name of a Japan city but also a synonymous with the tragic atomic bombing in August 1945 in the most international tourist mind. Surprisingly, Nagasaki has converted the catastrophe into a concerted call for peace, exemplified by both the tranquil Nagasaki Peace Park, where a simple monolith marks the explosion's hypocentre, and the Atomic Bomb Museum, where Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) make poignant pleas for international nuclear disarmament.
But Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act; for centuries Japan’s main foreign trade occurred through Nagasaki's old port, bringing a distinctive East-meets-West character and, notably, Christianity to the city, the influence of which is documented in a new museum housed in Japan’s oldest church. Nowadays, there are more and more tourist are desire to visit this city to learning about it as a historical site.
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