Festivals in Asia with Indochina Travel

Festivals offer a more a intimate glimpse and vivid experiences than other times of the year. Moreover, many national celebrations are timed with better weather, such as marking the end of the rainy season. Japan is prettiest during the Cherry Blossom season, Bhutan come alive with masked dancers in the fall, castles of ice rise in Harbin during the winter, and fire lanterns fill the night sky in Myanmar.

Experience a private, custom tour to these and other unique destinations, such as Mongolia's Nadaam festival or teh annual tshechu in Bhutan - each attended by only a handful of travelers.

Japan cherry blossom trees and fort

JAPAN'S CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON
Japan's Most Popular Festival
Spring ushers in enchanting colors, a thousand red and pink nuances filling the avenues and parks, a colorful phenomenon that blooms thoughout the country in busy cities to remote villages.

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Fire lanterns rising into the niight sky during Myanmar's Festival of Lights

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Myanmar's Annual National Festival
Tazaungdaing Festival of Lights marks the end of the wet season with spectacular displays of fire lanterns, balloons, and kites.

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Horseman at Nadaam Festival in Mongolia

MONGOLIA NADAAM
Traditional Festival in Mongolia
Naadam Festival is the only one of its kind— a sophisticated and eloquent expression of nomadic culture of Mongolia.

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Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival barge on Inle Lake

BHUTAN'S TSECHUS
Vibrant Festivals throughout the country
From Paro to Wangdue each Fall are large events to smaller, more intimate celebrations, highlighted by sacred masked-dances.

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Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival barge on Inle Lake

MYANMAR'S INLE LAKE
Fall's Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
The Shan State's largest annual festival takes place over three weeks on picturesque Inle Lake.

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Celebratin India's Holi festival with a local family

HOLI IN INDIA
India's colorful Hindu spring festival
Experience an intimate view of Holi including time with a local host family.

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Odani Motohiko, Phantom Limb, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

VIETNAM'S TET
Experience the Lunar New Year
For two weeks every January or February, the Vietnamese enjoy their biggest holiday of the year that is like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's all rolled into one. Rich with tradition, rituals, and celebrations, Tet is is a fascinating time to visit.

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Ice building at Harbin, China Ice Festival

HARBIN ICE FESTIVAL
China's magnificence in ice
The Harbin Ice and Sculpture Festival is an international event like no other, the world's biggest winter festival with massive buildings and sculptures lit in bright colors during the evenings

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Bearded trader at Pushkar Camel Fair in India

PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
Witness India's camel spectacle
Enjoy a camel safari as thousands of camels and traders descend on the small town of Pushkar for the annual camel fair each fall, fascinating and atypical experience, providing a vivid and immersive glimpse into traditional culture of the region.

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