When the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, it’s time to halt the winter hibernation and head out for that much-needed spring holiday. We bring you the top spring destinations in Asia.
Phuket offers an unbeatable combination of spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets, idyllic white beaches and warm blue seas- just what you need after the cold winter months. Throw in great food, famous nightspots and various water sport opportunities and you have the perfect spring holiday.
If you decide to take a late spring break then head to Sapporo. Located way up north in Hokkaido, Sapporo has a late Hanami (cherry blossom viewing season). Enjoy the ethereal pink booms at the Maruyama Park and Shrine, and at the Moerenuma Park before heading to Odori Park, where you can enjoy 400 lilac trees in bloom.
Where to stay: Stay in these awesome vacation rentals in Sapporo.
Singapore is the perfect city to break the long winter spell and get that adrenalin high. The supercharged city includes plenty of attractions, the more famous being Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa, Juraong Bird Park and the Marina Bay Gardens. Add in Singapore’s amazing shopping and cuisine and you have a winner.
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul’s amazing spring landscape makes it one of the best times to visit the vibrant city where modern skyscrapers tower over ancient Buddhist temples. Take in the cherry blossom blooms at Yunjung-ro Road- a 1.7 kilometer path lined with 1,800 cherry blossom trees and don’t miss the spring flowers that bloom at the Ilsan Lake Park. Finish your holiday by making a trip to Yeongcwhisan Mountain, which is covered in azaleas in the most vivacious of shades.
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Surrounded by rain forests and terraced rice paddy fields, peacefully serene Ubud offers the perfect escape from the humdrum of everyday life. Start your holiday by rejuvenating with a famed Balinese massage. Then head out to visit a few of the museums and art galleries to learn about Balinese art and stop by at the Monkey Forest Park, where you can see hundreds of long-tailed macaques in their natural habitat.