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5 Reasons to Go to Asia Right Now

By Viator, March 2018

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Asia has plenty to offer travelers year-round, but now's the time to book a trip thanks to a host of exciting events, including the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are five reasons to head to Asia in early 2018.

Support Your Team at the Winter Olympics in South Korea
The XXIII Olympic Winter Games kick off in South Korea in February, affording travelers a unique opportunity to cheer on their own national team while watching some of the world's best athletes make history.

Celebrate Lunar New Year Across the Continent
Eat longevity noodles and mooncakes in China, observe a day of silence in Bali, get in a water fight in Thailand, watch a lion dance in Hong Kong, or see the colorful floral decorations in Vietnam. Each country in Asia celebrates the New Year a bit differently—each its own rewarding experience.

Get Colorful at Holi Festival in India
Celebrating the victory of good over evil and the destruction of the demoness Holika, the Indian festival of Holi (also known as the Festival of Colors) sees people take to the streets across the country (and the world) to paint each other with colorful powders and dance to the sounds of dholak drums.

See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan
As winter turns to spring, Japan's iconic sakura (cherry blossoms) put on a colorful spectacle across the country. Come take part in the national pastime of picnicking in a park beneath a canopy of blossoms, a tradition known as hanami.

Make a Wish at Taiwan's Sky Lantern Festival
Each spring, almost 200,000 floating lanterns transform the night sky over Pingxi as residents of the old-world village send prayers to their heavenly ancestors. Visit rural Pingxi on a day trip from Taipei to make your own sky lantern and watch as the dark sky lights up with wishes and hopes for the coming year.

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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

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Discover some of Japan’s most famous highlights on a full-day guided tour from Tokyo. Travel to Mt Fuji’s bustling 5th Station and learn about the revered ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Tokyo Robot Restaurant Cabaret Show Ticket

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Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Singapore Night Tour: Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, and River Cruise, Singapore, ... 
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Singapore Night Tour: Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, and River Cruise

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Enjoy the night View of Singapore including visits to top attractions like Gardens By the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Skypark and River Cruise.

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