Asia: destinations to experience a different Christmas

Christmas is increasingly a date in which many people choose to take long trips taking advantage of the long weekends that leave with the holidays to which some additional vacation days are added. They are dates in which not only travel to Lapland or destinations that can be defined as Christmas are chosen. There are also other options to live a few different days . And, within them, is Asia . The continent offers many alternatives for these Christmas holidays. They are destinations that may seem strange because there are many areas of the continent where Christmas is not celebrated. It is an alternative for all those people who do not like this type of celebration or want to see different festivities. And the thing is, some countries are becoming westernized, organizing celebrations on these dates in which different cultures combine. It is an experience that, at least, you have to live once in your life. And where do you start? Here are some destinations and proposals.


China is a good option for all those who on these dates can enjoy about ten days of vacation, although shorter stays are also scheduled. In fact, at this time of year it is common for various programs and itineraries to be organized that, mainly, take you to visit various cities and points of interest in the country to get to know the best of China.

For example, trips often include Beijing , as well as Shanghai and Xi’an . Among the main attractions that are known and enjoyed is the bullet train to experience emotions, as well as private visits to the Great Wall.

The tour usually includes the main tourist attractions such as Tian’anmen Square , which is considered the largest in the world and is in Beijing, as well as the old Qianmenn Street , which is a pedestrian street that has recently opened and whose main charm is found in its history of 570 years.


Far East

Another good option to experience a different Christmas is to travel to the Far East. In this case, you can take a cruise or visit the same cities through other means of transport .

The most common routes, especially if you opt for the cruise, take you to know the main points of interest of Singapore , Sihanoukville , Laem Chabang , Bangkok and Koh Samui .

It is a good option because, in general, they are cruises that have many attractions such as hot tubs or swimming pools with retractable or covered roofs and that even have slides. This is how enjoyment and relaxation are combined with more cultural tourism.

Vietnam and Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia are two destinations that are attracting more and more interest among travelers, in addition to being two countries that are also opening up more to tourism. In this case, it is advisable to take a 15-day trip because both countries have a lot to see and go through.

Visits to Siem Reap , Saigon , Ben Tre , Can Tho , Hue , Da Nang , Hoi An , Hanoi and Ha Long cannot be missed on the tour, although the two countries offer multiple possibilities.


And, finally, there is still another very attractive proposal to travel on these dates. It’s about Bangladesh. In reality, it is a country that is not very touristy , but it does have some attractions that are mainly related to the banks of its rivers, including the most important from the Himalayas.

The visit is usually completed with the mosques and palaces of its capital, as well as boat tours on the rivers to observe in more detail the wild nature of the area. Of course, you cannot leave the country without seeing the routes of architecture and archaeological remains that are a World Heritage Site .