10 Best Places in Asia to Beat the January Blues

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Luang-Prabang | © Xiquinho Silva/ Flickr
Lucy Dayman

Now that the festive season is coming to an end, the dreaded January blues are fast approaching. As everyone knows, one of the best ways to distract yourself or get motivated for the new year ahead is to plan a vacation. To help inspire you, we’ve picked out the best spots in Asia guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

1. Luang Prabang Province, Laos

Buddhist Temple, Forest, Hiking Trail, Massage Parlour

Pak Ou or Buddha Caves, Luang Prabang province, Laos
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In the north of Laos is Luang Prabang Province, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site overflowing with unique culture and architecture, including the Haw Kham Royal Palace and the watermelon-shaped Wat Wisunarat temple. One of the other great reasons for visiting this undiscovered gem during January is the weather. The country is currently in the midst of dry season, meaning that there’s a very little chance that your travel plans will get washed or snowed out.

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