12 Asian destinations in 12 months

12 Asian destinations in 12 months

This article was first published on TripZilla Magazine.

While we can never get enough of Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and many other major shopping havens, it's time to venture out a little, bring on that adventurous spark from within, and throw ourselves into the arms of this great, amazing world.

With 2015 packed with long weekends, there is never a better time for travel.

Coming up with awesome destinations for a full year of vacations ain't easy, but we're not gonna sit here and let those long weekends and precious time go to waste. Travel now, rest later.

After bugging enough friends, scouring the net, and flipping tons of travel guides, we've come up with this awesome travel plan for 2015.

Don't worry, we've checked out the weather and seasonal patterns so you can be assured that you'll be at the right place, at the right time.

No time to waste; 12 destinations in 12 different months. Here we go!

January - Myanmar

The rising star of Southeast Asia recently opened their doors to the world. Explore the friendly and bustling city of Yangon, home to the impressive Shwedagon Pagoda which stands visible from miles away.

After two days of discovering colonial treasures and enjoying street food sold by cart vendors, head down to the ancient capital of Bagan, also known as the city of thousands temples.

February - Maldives

Experience the sunny side of life in paradise. Made up of 1200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area, the Republic of the Maldives is a top destination for a beach getaway.

It is blessed with some of the beaches in the world, with stark white sands overlooking the brilliant clear waters. Tigerair, Singapore's budget airline now flies to Maldives, making it possible for solo, budget backpacking trips to Maldives.

March - Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc is an island in Vietnam located south of the Cambodian coast, and it features stunning beaches, coral gardens and verdant mountains. With the recent introduction of direct flights from Singapore, Phu Quoc is creeping up the radar as an idyllic beach getaway destination.

In fact, Phu Quoc might just be giving Phuket and Bali a run for their money! Discover Phu Quoc's coastline, mountain waterfalls, night markets and neighbouring islands in its full glory before everybody else does.

April - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand's second largest city Chiang Mai, once known as the Lanna Kingdom, feels worlds away from Bangkok. This picturesque city surrounded by gorgeous mountains and infused with hundreds of years of history and culture.

Travellers can take their pick from 300 temples to visit, get up and close to tigers and scour the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar for great bargains.

The outdoor enthusiasts can have their pick of white-water rafting, ziplining or hiking to tribal villages with detours to beautiful waterfalls along the way.

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