When picking your holiday, you are inundated with choices of hot, sandy beaches or cold, snowy ski resorts. However, there are other options that could offer you alternatives with less extreme weather all year round due to their lofty heights. So here are six holidays that will take you to cooler heights.
The Vietnamese mountain range, which has earned the nickname the Tonkiese Alps, is about eight hours from Hanoi. Home to Sapa town, it is very popular with hikers and walkers due to Mount Fansipan, which happens to be Indochina’s largest peak. Those you remain in the town can enjoy cool weather and beautiful mountain views.
Located locally in Indonesia, the Dieng Plateau translates as the “abode of the gods”, a name which it lives up to with misty views and stunningly clear lakes. Also, along with volcanic craters you can see an 8th century Hindu temple. All of this can be enjoyed at a cool 2,000m above sea level.
Once you reach Pyin Oo Lwin you might be forgiven for forgetting you are in Asia. Originally called Maymyo, this Myanmar town was modelled after an old British Colonial Hill Station, which offers cool weather, truly relaxing scenery and some tasty local fruits.
Famous for its 2,000-year-old rice fields, this Philippine marvel is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Even though rice field are common across Asia, the altitude and difficulty in maintaining the fields has to be seen to be believed.
Located at around 1,048m above sea level in Cambodia, Bokor Hill Station is not just famous for its amazing views of the coast line, Kampot Town and the Gulf of Thailand, but also the French Colonial ruins. If you are lucky enough to see them at night with a slight mist in the air it will take your breath away.
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