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When to go & weather

Since Asia is an extremely large geographic area, it's difficult to determine seasonality for it as a whole. Some countries like China are so vast a general description is inadequate. However, there are some similarities to note when deciding when to go, such as saving money and avoiding crowds by traveling during off-peak times, and booking in advance. Although, it's important to remember low seasons can sometimes bring weather not conducive to traveling.

There is no one high season, low season, and shoulder season for all of Asia. The peak and off-peak times tend to follow the varied weather patterns and holidays throughout the continent.

Weather Information

Climate in Asia differs drastically by region, ranging from tropical in the most southern regions to cold in the mountainous northern regions. Some countries like Japan and South Korea experience four distinct seasons, with cool winters, warm summers, and moderate spring and fall temperatures. China experiences two types of climates with its subtropical south and colder north. Countries like India, Malaysia, and Thailand have two seasons: a hot and dry season and a rainy season with the threat of monsoons. Typhoons, similar to hurricanes, can affect nations along the Pacific Coast as far north as Japan.

Crowd Information

Many countries are the most crowded during holiday times and annual festivals, which vary. Such events often attract many visitors, including locals, and heavy automobile traffic. Most countries are the least busy during off-peak times.

Closure Information

Most hotels, shops, attractions, and other venues remain open year-round. However, some close during holidays, particularly in Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, among others. Hotels close during the monsoon season in parts of Malaysia as well as in other countries.

When to Save

High season and holiday periods are generally the most expensive times to go for most Asian countries. Low and shoulder seasons often bring reduced prices.

When and where to go in Asia ?

In spring, parts of Asia are not yet in the monsoon season, and live the end of dry season. Others know by April of scorching temperatures and humidity unbearable. You'll need to choose your destination based on geographical variation: India can be visited again in March, and Nepal, which is so sunny, favorable for a trek. During the month of April, you can smoothly go to Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan and the Philippines, but the rest of Asia is beginning to really suffer from the heat. Late spring is favorable for Bali and some areas of China. Overall, it is better to avoid Asia in the month of May

In summer, many parts of Asia are experiencing a period of monsoon, with the inconveniences associated with them: very high humidity, high winds could turn into typhoons or cyclones, often stifling heat wave. Indonesia is probably the only area to be spared, as well as Japan. Malaysia is also going through a period in June maintained between the two monsoons. In July, Bali and Java are very Nice but very busy. It's really the least favorable season for travel in Asia.

Autumn is the end of the era of the monsoon, whose influence gradually disintegrates throughout the territory. Southern China is known, however, the presence of devastating typhoons. However, in October, the tourism season begins across Asia, which becomes increasingly dry and displays more pleasant temperatures and less warm, cool, even in some areas, like mountains in India or Nepal. The north-east China, Indonesia still, Hong Kong in November, South Korea with vegetation particularly beautiful in autumn, are very pleasant destination this season.

In winter, it's the right time to go in Asia: bright sun and pleasant temperatures, softer and are waiting for you in Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, India and southern China , and Sri Lanka. The Philippines is so sheltered from typhoons. However, the mountainous regions offer very cold nights, for example in Nepal and Laos, and northern China is often cold in January. To avoid particularly Indonesia, which suffered the rainy season, and Malaysia in its full winter monsoon.

See more about Asia travel guide at here.