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Where To Go Next: Best Places To Travel In 2020 by Travel Center

Where To Go Next: Best Places To Travel In 2020 by Travel Center

Wondering how to beat the winter chills of December? There’s no better away than taking a trip to a tropical destination to embrace the summer sun of January. Whether you wish to warm up in a tropical setting or indulge in winter cosiness, make sure to start 2020 by travelling. With a wide range of hot destinations to choose from, are you confused where you should be in January to feel warm and fun with beautiful memories, here’s our handpicked list of the best places to visit in January.

1. Thailand

Where To Go Next: Best Places To Travel In 2020 by Travel Center

Thailand is a beautiful destination that earned the first spot on our list for its stunning white sandy beaches, Buddhist culture, spellbinding temples, and incredible street food. Satisfy your wanderlust by exploring rich cultures or unwind in powder beaches and party till dawn, it’s one of those places that has something for everyone. Thailand is one of the most visited countries from all Southeast Asia and it’s a country growing in popularity for its own unique reasons. This line up of Thailand travel guides will help you to get the most out of this incredible country with ease.

Best place to visit in Thailand

Phuket

Phuket is a little slice of paradise you must visit in Thailand and most of the travellers get confused with pronunciation as Phuket is pronounced without “h” which sounds ‘Puket’.  Even though Phuket is known as the Pearl of the Andaman sea, it has grown more than just an idyllic beach island. From lush rainforests to limestone karts, and some of the most tranquil beaches you would definitely want to stay more than a week finding it hard to leave this beautiful land. Most of the people visit Phuket mainly for its stunning beaches, though remember there are other places around worth visiting and exploring.

Why you should visit Thailand

You will spot famous celebrities chilling around in this massive island at least once a year. Being a large country, Thailand offers you a wide variety of things to do and explore. From magnificent temples to buzzing Canalside markets, bars and clubs. We are so sure that you will never have a dull moment in Thailand. Not only daytime but nights out also can get crazy. Thailand is a country that never sleeps, at night the country party scenes really come alive. Where you can end up partying till the sun comes up.

Best things to do

Go diving in Thailand

Crystal clear warm waters with a perfect temperature of 28°C and affordable prices is what makes Thailand an ideal place for diving and snorkelling. No matter where you go in Thailand, if you feel like diving you will find dive centres easily since most of the islands at least own a one dive centre. Thailand’s most visited diving destinations are Ko Similan, Ko Surin, Richelieu Rock and Hin Muang and Hin Daeng.

Luminous beaches
Luminous beaches - Thailand

You would definitely enjoy this magical experience in Thailand, it’s truly beautiful to see when planktons light up the darkness at night in the coastline. There are beach bars all over the islands and when it’s dark you can walk in the shores or stir the water from your hands to see how plankton’s glow at night- just like in the movie.

Food to try

Thai food is one of the biggest reasons that attract the number of tourists to the country. Most of them visit especially to satisfy their appetite for Thailand’s varied and colourful cuisines.

Pad Thai
Pad Thai - Thailand

is one of the most popular dishes that you must try in Thailand. It’s a stir-fried thick noodle topped with shrimp or chicken, bean sprouts, egg, and tofu. It’s available in almost every street food cart.

Things to avoid

Don’t touch people’s head

Trust me! Thai people are one of the friendliest people you will ever see in your globetrotting tour. However, like any other Asian country, Thailand has few local customs that as travellers we are bound to follow to avoid offending anyone unknowingly. The head of a person is known as the most important part of the body in Thailand. So, it is considered rude to touch a stranger’s head. It is also disrespectful to touch the head of Buddha’s statue. Well, I’m not sure why would you touch someone’s head anyway, but remember don’t poke Thai peoples head on your Thailand getaway.

Weather: Warm and Dry weather, 23°C to 31°C

Place to stay

Duangjitt Resort & Spa, located in Phuket’s Patong Beach. We got you an amazing deal for this seafront resort. For more details check below.

2. Indonesia

Indonesia

For those who seek for a peaceful getaway, Indonesia is an ideal destination comprise with thousands of islands full of dazzling white-sand beaches, hidden lagoons, wildlife and Buddhist culture. As diverse as it is, this archipelago has many alluring sights to keep you captivated for weeks. Indonesia is also considered to be one of the best places to visit in January to enjoy some sun fun days. Indonesia in January is worth experiencing for a relaxing getaway.

Best Place to Visit in Indonesia

Bali
Bali

From green rice terrace to artistic culture, Bali has long been known as one of the most popular Indonesian islands. Bali has some of the spectacular canyons, waterfalls, sea temples, caves and unique water villas that will amaze you by its sheer beauty of these geological wonders. When you are in Bali, the first thing you would notice is every corner of Bali is filled with arts. From handmade floral decorations to wood and stone carvings, mind-blowing bamboo structures Bali will never fail to ooze you with creativity. If you are planning to get married soon, then we would definitely suggest Bali as a perfect place to have your wedding ceremony as well as the island is known as a destination famous for honeymooners.

Why you should visit Indonesia

Indonesia is truly a hidden gem in Southeast Asia and it’s a great place to be in January. From golden sand beaches to unique accommodation and bars. Indonesia is the best place to start 2020 in a high note with the country’s traditional dance and music. Being a large country with diverse culture, backpackers can enjoy the thrill of exploring the unbeaten tracks and adventure seekers may find many choices in Indonesia as well with the second largest tropical forests, pristine beaches, amazing hikes to active volcanoes.

Best things to do

Go Surfing in Indonesia

Indonesia is an excellent surfing hot spot for surfers. It’s also one of the main reasons why most of the tourists to jet off to Indonesia. Best waves in Indonesia can be found only in Bali, G-Land Grajagan on Java and around Krui in southern Sumatra is increasingly popular among tourists.

Jellyfish Lake, Borneo
Jellyfish Lake, Borneo

It’s an inland lake located in Indonesia, Borneo. It’s one of the worlds few rarest lakes full of colourful jellyfish. You can swim through the still waters together with jellyfish. Since those jellyfish has weak sting you don’t have to worry about anything it does not affect humans at all. It’s one of the most unique experience to get when you are in Indonesia.

Food to try

Nasi goreng

Indonesia has a good mix of regional specialities, which bring amazing food of varieties and taste. Nasi goreng is one of the most famous dishes you should try in Indonesia. It’s a plate full of fried rice with shreds of meat and vegetables and topped with a fried egg.

Things to avoid

Don’t touch people’s head

Indonesia is a multicultural country with variant culture, ethnic and customs. When you are here make sure not to smoke in public areas. Since a “smoke-free” law went into effect across Bali in 2011; smoking is now a forbidden act in most public areas, including restaurants, hotels, temples, and tourist attractions.

Weather: Warm and sunny, 23°C to 29°C

Place to stay

Alila Villas Uluwatu located on a clifftop plateau along the southern coastline on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, is a 5-star hotel with a blend of modern architecture with a touch of nature. Looking for a great deal? Have dreamy getaway with our amazing deals for Alila Villas Uluwatu. For more details check below.

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