Category: Asia

Desert Festival of Jaisalmer, India in February
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Desert Festival In Jaisalmer, India

The Desert Festival is a spectacular cultural event that includes camel races, turban tying, a moonlit concert, and the longest mustache competition. Where can you go wrong? Where: Jaisalmer, India When: February, annually Places to Stay: Jaisalmer hotels The unusual Desert Festival in Rajasthan, India, is a festival unlike any other. Held each February in […]

Harbin Ice Festival in China
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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival – Harbin, China

You haven’t seen anything until you’ve visited Harbin, China for the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival! When: January 5 to February 25, annually Where: Harbin, Heilongjiang, China Places To Stay: Harbin Hotels Considered to be the largest ice and snow festival in the world, Harbin’s annual festival includes the world biggest ice sculptures. The sculptures, […]

Holi Festival India playing Holi
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Holi Festival (Festival of Colors)

The Holi Festival may just be the world’s most colorful festival! Where: Primarily celebrated in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. When: March, annually. Holi Festival is the Hindu Festival of Colors. Dating back to the 7th century, Holi Festival is celebrated by throwing brightly colored powder, perfume and water at one another, the Holi Festival […]

Poi Sang Long Festival in Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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Poi Sang Long Festival – Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Poi Sang Long is one of the most colorful festivals in Thailand. Where: Mae Hong Son, Thailand (approximately 180km west of Chiang Mai) When: End of March to the beginning of April, annually. 2013 date TBA Where To Stay: Mae Hong Son Hotels Young boys between the ages of 7 and 14 are ordained as […]

Yee Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Yi Peng Festival – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yi Peng Festival is Northern Thailand’s Festival of Lights. Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand When: Usually November (second month of lunar calendar on a full moon) Where To Stay: Chiang Mai Hotels Coinciding with the Loy Krathong Festival, Yi Peng takes place on the second month of the lunar calendar on a full moon, where paper […]

Tung Ng Festival in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
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Tuen Ng Dragon Boat Festival – Hong Kong

The Tuen Ng Dragon Boat Festival is a boat race and festival that is one of Hong Kong’s main spring attractions. Where: Hong Kong When: June, annually Where To Stay: Hong Kong Hotels Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the Tuen Ng Dragon Boat Race commemorates the death of patriotic Chu […]

Umbrella Festival in Bo Sang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Bo Sang Umbrella Festival – Bo Sang, Thailand

Bo Sang’s elaborately painted hand-made parasols, which are crafted from silk and mulberry paper, are on display for this three-day festival. Where: Bo Sang, Thailand (near Chiang Mai) When: January, annually. Places To Stay: Chiang Mai Hotels Roughly 9 kilometers from Chiang Mai is the town of Bo Sang, which hosts the Bo Sang Umbrella […]

Elephant Festival Jaipur India
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Elephant Festival – Jaipur, India

Who doesn’t like a good Elephant Festival? The Elephant Festival in Jaipur, India begins with a colorful procession of elephants, camels and horses in Jaipur, India. Where: Jaipur Chaugan Stadium in Jaipur, India When: On Holi Eve each year, usually in March. Where To Stay: Jaipur Hotels Cost: Entrance is free In the run up […]

Songkan Water Festival, Thailand
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Songkran Water Festival – Thailand

The Songkran Festival also known as the Thailand Water Festival is in full force mid-April each year, complete with water pistols, hoses, buckets of water and water balloons. Where: Throughout Thailand When: April, annually Places To Stay: Bangkok Hotels Nothing beats the world’s biggest water fight! During April, the hottest month in Thailand, prepared to […]

Monkey Buffet Festival - Lopburi Province, Thailand
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Monkey Buffet Festival – Lopburi Province, Thailand

The Monkey Buffet Festival in Thailand is a grand feast… for the monkeys! Where: Lopburi Province, Thailand. The event takes place at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple. When: The last Sunday of November. Where To Stay: Lopburi hotels In one of the central provinces of Thailand – Lopburi – the annual Monkey Buffet Festival […]